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Stung Treng

Stung Treng (Cambodia)

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1 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Ninety minutes from the Laos border by bus
When to go
From December to April
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Stung Treng

Lorette Vinet Seasoned Traveller
59 written opinions

Stung Treng is the last major town before the Laos border (with Si Phan Don – or "4000 Islands" – lying just 50 kilometres away). It's simply a place at which to make a brief stopover and has nothing of any real interest to offer, except perhaps that it serves as a way to get to Ratanakiri.

My suggestion:
Don't spend any time here: it's quite a shabby, nondescript place. You'll need to pass through it on the way to Ratanakiri, but you would certainly never consider spending part of your holidays in Cambodia here.
My review

When we came back from Laos they dropped us off at a kind of pseudo bus station: more a petrol station/major crossroads than a true bus station. It was night at the time, and we didn't know when the bus for Siem Reap would be arriving. It's not that Stung Treng is any uglier than the other places: it just gives the impression of being laid out along four major roads.

The town serves as both a commercial zone and a transit zone between Cambodia and Laos, and perhaps eventually it will also serve as a tourist destination, if the Cambodians decide to introduce Mekong River cruises that is, which is certainly not the case at the present time!
In short, this is a town you simply pass through on your way elsewhere. It doesn't have much of interest to offer in my opinion. Don't spend much time here.

The bridge over the Mekong River