Stung Treng Cambodia


Stung Treng Cambodia (also Stoeng Treng) is a small town in northeastern Cambodia, and can easily be described with the word “outpost” more than anything else. Many tourists heading to/from Laos pass through here, though few stay long as Banlung and Kratie offer far more excitement, activities, and remedies.

Stung Treng Cambodia

Sekong River

Stung Treng Cambodia is a northern province of Cambodia. It was formerly called Xieng Teng and was once a part of the vast Khmer Empire, then the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang and later the Lao kingdom of Champassack. During the period of French Indochina it was again ceded to Cambodia.

The provincial capital is also named Stung Treng Cambodia and is an important trade hub with a few hints of Lao influence scattered about, owing to the fact that the Lao border is about 50 km away.

Stung Treng Cambodia

San River

The San River in Stung Treng Cambodia goes by three names, depending on which of the locals you speak to. Some call it the Kong River because the San and Kong Rivers in Stung Treng Cambodia merge together about 10 km northeast of Stung Treng Cambodiatown, confusing people about which name the river should bear. Others call it the Sekong River, which is the combined name of these two rivers. Whatever name the fiver beside the town goes by, it’s another one of Cambodia’s beautiful picture-postcard river towns. It’s a nice place to kick back and chill out if you are on a circuit tour of the Northeast River Scene, from here to Laos.

Stung Treng Cambodia

Mekong River

The river port area just in front of the small city park is fairly busy, handling trade between Cambodia and Laos. The ferry across the San River to where National Highway No 7 continues north to the Laos border is also at this pier. 

Stung Treng Cambodia

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