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How To Reach Kompong Thom

Planning A Trip To Kompong Thom? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Kompong Thom

Kampong Thom is the second-largest city in the whole of Cambodia. The city spreads across the flood plains of the Tonle Sap River. One of the prime producers of Cashewnuts in the region, Kampong Thom holds great impetus. This town is famous for its fish breeding attempts and the endangered animal species that still survive within the confines of its lush wilderness.


Kampong Thom is well connected to neighboring domestic hubs such as Siem Reap and Phnom Penh through roadways. Travel options such as shared taxis, minibusses, or buses form the best way to reach Kampong Thom. Let us recognize how convenient this travel means make it for tourists to explore Kampong Thom.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Kompong Thom
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Most of the buses that ply between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap halt at Kampong Thom in the middle. Some of the major bus transporters that have vehicles travel along this route include Sorya, GST, and Giant Ibis. Neighboring cities such as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap enjoy good connectivity to Kampong Thom by means of shared taxis, buses, or minibuses. Local bus transporters also ply their vehicles into Kampong Thom from Kampong Cham for about 6 USD. Shared taxis also allow tourists to get into Kampong Thom at an inexpensive rate of about 10 USD.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Kompong Thom
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The most common transport options used within Kampong Thom include a tuk-tuk or a motodop. Kampong Thom Market and Arunras form two major junctions where drivers pick up passengers. A tuk-tuk ride to Sambor Prei Kuk costs around 15 USD, while a tuk-tuk ride to Phnom Santuk Mountain costs about 12 USD. Tourists who wish to cover the city's delightful tourist places in quick time can hire a motorbike from local guides who speak English and provide expertise. Apart from these travel options, visitors can always explore Kampong Thom's remarkable tourism hubs on foot too to understand the local culture.

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