BANTEAY MEANCHEY PROVINCE CAMBODIA
Banteay Meanchey is a Cambodian province in the northwest of the country, and its capital is named Sisophon. The town of Sisophorn is a charming, quiet place that only gives hints to its turbulent past upon closer examination. Like Siem Reap and Battambang Provinces, control of the province has changed hands many times between Thais and the Khmers in the distant past, and the Khmer Rouge and central Phnom Penh government in recent decades. With the final demise of the Khmer Rouge (locals, however, firmly believe the present national reconciliation only the Khmer Rouge trick), the province and towns are striving to rebuild their culture and economy.
Banteay Chhmar is a commune (khum) in the Thaumont district of Banteay Meanchey province in northwest Cambodia. It is located 63 km north of Sisophon and about 20 km east of the Thai border. The commune of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 villages, along with its satellite shrine and reservoir (baray), contains one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia’s Angkor period.
Ang Tropeang Thmor is located in Banteay Meanchey Province in the Northwest of Cambodia. It is about 100km from Siem Reap Town. Ang Trapeang Thmor is a unique wetland ecosystem giving home to over 200 bird species including the endangered Sarus Crane. The population of Sarus Crane species in this area rose consistently over the last few years to a greater of 300 birds today.
Banteay Torp is another sandstone temple with five towers located south of Banteay Chhmar. Not so big but the shape is impressive. Banteay Torp built around the same time as Banteay Chhmar, it was a tribute to the army of Jayavarman VII, which confirmed the Khmer dominance over the region to conclusively defeat the Chams.
Banteay Neang is a commune and village of Mongkol Borei District in Banteay Meanchey. Province in western Cambodia. There is about 11 km from provincial town. There are several historical sites and colonial buildings. It is located in Road No. 69A of Banteay Chhmar Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Tmar Puok District.
Phnom Bak & Phnom Chenh Chiang is a natural and cultural resort located at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 5, about 5kilometers west of Banteay Meanchey provincial town. The two mountains are near one another. The vertical faces of the mountains a like a wall. At the flank, there is a place for visitors to relax.
La Ang Phnom Touch is a natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No.5, about 28 kilometers south of provincial town. The site features natural wells and big and small mountains with large stone faces and surfaces. From the mountaintops, visitors have a spectacular view of the natural forests and a pagoda on the mountain side. The site is popular with local people on festival days.
The markets are very busy areas with local shops dealing the local daily consumers products, like fruits,
vegetables, meats and other packed products from Thailand. All food and drink shops are surrounding the market.
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