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Bantey Meanchey Province

Bantey Meanchey covers 6679 square kilometers, It consists of 8 districts, 64 communes and 623 villages.

  • Mondul Borei District   Total Communes: 13    Totals Villages: 156
  • Svay Chek District   Total Communes: 8    Totals Villages: 69
  • Serei Sophon District   Total Communes: 8    Totals Villages: 58
  • Ou Chhreuv District   Total Communes: 9    Totals Villages: 82
  • Phnom Srok District   Total Communes: 6    Totals Villages: 54
  • Preah Net Preah District   Total Communes: 8    Totals Villages: 101
  • Thamor Puk District   Total Communes: 6    Totals Villages: 65
  • Malai District   Total Communes: 6    Totals Villages: 38How to get there!
  • Distance from Phnom Penh: 359 Km
  • Using National Road No: 5
  • Favourite Transportation: Car

Banteay Meanchey Province

Banteay Meanchey is a Cambodian province in the northwest of the country, and its capital is named Sisophon. The town of Sisophorn is

today 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 the Thais and the Khmers in the more 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.
It’s very friendly place with the locals genuinely happy to see foreign faces and the stability that it implies. Normally just a passing-through spot on the way to the border, or between Battambang and Siem Reap, the area has a few sights that warrant a visit, such the Banteay Chhmar temple ruins, the only other Khmer temple ruins besides the Bayon (Angkor) and Preah Khan ( Preah Vihear Province ) that features the famous four-faced monuments. This area was part of the extensive Khmer empire, with its most notable remains the Banteay Chhmar temple (built in 12th and 13th century) in the north of the province. In the 17th century the Siam took control over Cambodia, and made the area of the modern province part of Sisophon Province. In the year 1907 the Siam had to cede control to the French, and the area was then included into Battambang Province. In 1988 the province Banteay Meanchey was split off from Battambang.

Banteay Chhmar Temple in Banteay Meanchey

Is the historical site which was built between 12th and 13th centuries during the reign of King, Jar Varman VII. The temple is located at Thmar Puok District, along the National Road No 59ª.

Nowadays, the temple is damaged because of war and gangs of offendees who have stolen statues and the temple stone for selling them to Thailand.

In addition, there are some other temples in Ban Teay Mean Chey province such as Pra Sat Preah Chhor and Pra Sat Pram as well that have mostly been abandoned and not arranged.

At Present, Ban Teay Chhmar temple is the main tourist attractive site of the province in luring foreign tourists to visit.

Ang Teuk Kanh Va in Banteay Meanchey

Is the natural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 69A in four-kilometer distance from the provincial town or 364 kilometer distance from Phnom Penh?

Visitors who visit the resort are usually interested in: Abundance of fresh air. Beautiful scenary with blowing winds of Ang Teuk Kang Va. Leisure activities such as swimming, fishing and boating.

Banteay Neang in Banteay Meanchey

It is about 11 km From Provincial Town. It takes 20mns by car to reach there.  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.

Banteay Torp in Banteay Meanchey

It is called in Khmer Banteay Torp, it means the army base. It is about 55 km from the provincial town. It was the bigest army base during the civil war since 1970.
It is located in Road No. 69A of Banteay Chhmar Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Tmar Puok District. Today, it becomes a historical war places to the tourist to visit.
Cheung Krouh in Banteay Meanchey

Cheung Krouh is about 63 km from the provincial town. It takes about 2 hours to reach there. There are many natural wildlife are preserved by the WWF organization.
It is located in road 69A of Banteay Chhmar Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Tmar Puok District.

La Ang Phnom Touch in Banteay Meanchey

Description: Is the natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 5 in 65-kilometer distance from Phnom Penh or five-kilometer distance from the provincial town, then turning right more 500 Meters.

The resort consists of two mountains closed to each other and big-stand rocks which look like wall. On the top of the mountains, there are new buildings constructed in ancient style for local tourists who spend their visit and leisure there during the festival days.

Phnom Bak and Phnom Chen Chung in Banteay Meanchey

Is the natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 5 in 65-kilometer distance from Phnom Penh or five-kilometer distance from the provincial town, then turning right more 500 Meters.

The resort consists of two mountains closed to each other and big-stand rocks which look like wall. On the top of the mountains, there are new buildings constructed in ancient style for local tourists who spend their visit and leisure there during the festival days.

Phnom Chuncheang in Banteay Meanchey

3 km (6mn) from Provincial Town. Nature Wildlife Preserves, Location: Road No. 5, Toek Tla Village, Toek Tla Commune, Serey Sophorn District.

Phnom Svay in Banteay Meanchey

1 km (2mn) from Provincial Town. Location: Nature Wildlife Preserves, Road No. 5, Kortan Village, O’ Ormpel Commune, Serey Sophorn District.

Tra Peang Thmar in Banteay Meanchey

Is the natural resort, similar to Ang Teuk Kang Va, but bigger. It has less tourist activity than Kang Va because it locates far from the provinial town. The resort locates at Phnom Srok District in 56-kilometer distance from the provincial town or 416-kilometer distance from Phnom Penh.