Kampong Chhnang

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  • Day53


    December 28, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    On quitte Battambang et on prend le bus direction une petite ville qui s'appelle Kampong Chhnang. Pas très touristique, on se demande un peu ce qu'on fait là et ce qu'il y a de réellement intéressant à voir....nous avons reloué un scooter et sommes partis dans les environs. La campagne semble plus aride et sèche qu'à Battambang, cette région paraît bien plus pauvre que ce qu'on a pu voir auparavant au Cambodge. Cela n'enlève rien à la beauté des paysages et à la curiosité encore plus prononcée des habitants...Read more

  • Day53


    December 28, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Vers la fin de l'après - midi, nous décidons de terminer notre journée avec le village flottant de Kampong Chhnang...c'est un village très pauvre, où les habitants vivent essentiellement de la pêche. Ce sont pour la plupart des vietnamiens qui ont fui leur pays, et comme ils n'avaient pas l'autorisation de s'installer sur le sol cambodgien, ils se sont mis sur l'eau...Read more

  • Day12

    Kampong Chhneng

    January 16, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Heute morgen erreicht unser Boot Kampong Chhneng, ein Hafenstädtchen am Tonle Sap. Von hier aus gibt es einen kurzen Ausflug mit dem Boot in die schwimmenden Dörfer, und im Anschluss den Besuch einer Töpferei und einer Palmzuckerverarbeitung.Read more

  • Day12

    Kampong Chhnang

    November 15, 2016 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    At first Kampong Chhnang doesn’t seem like much. It’s dusty and quiet. We walk past a prison on our way to our guesthouse. Hmm. But the guesthouse is lovely with friendly staff. Our room set in a garden with a bench out the front and cold aircon inside.

    Right on dusk we head out to explore the town and find some food. The hour out of the heat has given us a second wind (the bus had aircon but it was old and ineffective).

    We eat diner at a Chinese restaurant where two meals and drinks cost us $US5.50 (everything is cheaper once you leave Phnom Penh and Siem Riep). We are charged in Cambodian Riel for the first time in this trip and the staff don’t look happy to be handed dollars (the unofficial official currency of Cambodia). We haven’t needed Riel until now so have given our small money as donations at temples along the way. It’s okay though because we will collect a few dollars worth here in town.

    We sit in a big park eating coconut cake for desert watching people. There’s teenagers kicking a small soccer ball around. A group of men play hackey sack. Some children let off fire crackers. Groups of young people hang out on the grass talking or playing guitar. Children run around. Families eat picnic dinners on colourful straw mats. And we are asked whether we can be in peoples’ photos (or they just snap a shot if they think we’re not looking).

    What we don’t know yet is that we’ve arrived in the middle of a big festival. On our way home we come across it and stop off.  We will later learn it’s a Cambodia-Thailand friendship festival. It lasts a full week. We wander the stalls.  play a side show game (and lose). We try a sausage that ends up being randomly filled with some sort of mince and rice noodle mix that tastes awesome.And we watch the concert. People walk past us gawking as though we are aliens. Street urchins beg for money (no we do not cave in even when they stand batting their eyes at us for half an hour).
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kampong Chhnang, ក្រុងកំពង់ឆ្នាំង, Кампонгчнанг

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