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Ânlóng Vêng

Ânlóng Vêng (Cambodia)

Practical information on Ânlóng Vêng

  • Encounters with locals
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Countryside
  • Lake
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours from Siem Reap by shared taxi
When to go
From November to April (the dry season)
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Ânlóng Vêng

Silvia Garcia & François Vioud Seasoned Traveller
39 written opinions

Along Veng, a small town 2 hours from Siem Reap, is a stop that is often forgotten by tourists. However there are lots of things to do and see, especially from the historical viewpoint.

My suggestion:
Go and have a drink beside the artificial lake created by Ta Mok in the middle of which are the skeletons of burnt trees. There are kebabs and young people who want to talk.
My review

Preah Vihear temple is the second and last Khmer monument that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is found 1 and a half hours from Anlong Veng. We found things as marvellous as those at Angkor without being hemmed in by hordes of tourists.

Then we found the tomb of Pol Pot, Ta Mok's house, and the last places where the Khmer Rouge lived. Anlong Veng was the final bastion of the dictatorship. You can go trekking in search of their ghosts (better with a guide) which can easily replace the classic visit to the killing fields of Phnom Penh.

Anlong Veng taught us a lot about Cambodia, about its past and its present, and finally gave us a picture of a Cambodia without tourism or capitalism - a real change of scene after Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Finally you should know that Anlong Veng is 15 minutes by car from the Choam border crossing with Thailand. This small town could well be your entry or exit point in Cambodia.

Sunset over the lake at Anlong Veng