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Stung Treng

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Ideal duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Siem Reap Angkor International Airport Check Flights

Best Time: December - March Read More

"A city to enjoy the Mekong river "

Stung Treng Tourism

Stung Treng is a quiet town located in the northeast of Cambodia. It is a popular stopover town for tourists heading to Laos in the north, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom in the west,  Ratanakiri in the east and Mondulkiri and Kratie to the south.

Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Stung Treng serves as a serene getaway for tourists looking to unwind in nature dotted with dense forests. They can enjoy activities like sunset boat trips, kayaking, and dolphin spotting tours in the rivers.

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Things to Do

Virachey National Park - The western end of this national park is accessible from Stung Treng at Siem Pang, a small town on the Tonle Kong. Kayaking & Boat trips in the Mekong - The intersections of rivers offers splendid places to go boating in the rivers. You can also go Kayaking to the north bordering Laos for spotting rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Boat trips take you through distant islands scattered in the basins comprising of fishing villages, palm trees and mangrove forests. The boat trips cost about 15 USD per person and Kayaks can be rented for about 5 to 6 USD.

Tips

There are just a few ATMs and cash is required for all transactions. It is suggested to carry enough money. Carry essential items like umbrellas, mosquito repellants, sunscreen and flip flops for spending time in Stung Treng. Book accommodations in advance if you plan to stay in the town overnight, as they are limited. There is no need to book any boat tours in advance. The weather is hard to predict, and the prices are better if booked directly through the boat operators in Stung Treng.

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Stung Treng
Mekong River, Stung Treng, Cambodia

FAQs on Stung Treng

What is famous about Stung treng?

Only consisting of floating tourists, Stung Treng is a great place to spend a day or two for relaxing and enjoying the views of San and the Mekong rivers and the countryside of Cambodia.

What is not so good about Stung treng?

Due to its remote location and not many things to do, it's not worth making a trip exclusively unless you are crossing the border or heading to nearby cities.

Who should visit Stung treng?

Stung Treng is an excellent place for all kinds of travelers wanting to enjoy a slice of Cambodian countryside by the Mekong.

What is the best time to visit Stung treng?

The best time to visit Stung Treng is from December to March, when the weather is not hot, and the humidity is manageable. The flooding of the rivers would have stopped, and it would be an ideal time to enjoy the beauty of green nature along the river.
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What is the best way to reach Stung treng?

  • The nearest town to reach Stung Treng is to get to Kratie. There are regular buses available from all major cities like Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kep and Sihanoukville to Kratie.
  • From Kratie, it takes about 3 hours to reach there by minivans. It costs about 6 to 7 USD per person. The time to reach might increase during the rainy season. 

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What are the places near Stung treng?

The top places near to Stung treng are Siem reap which is 255 km from Stung treng, Phnom penh which is located 290 km from Stung treng, Virachey national park which is located 105 km from Stung treng, Kep which is located 417 km from Stung treng, Mondulkiri which is located 151 km from Stung treng

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