"Try this place.You won't see any tourists and it's beautiful. It's called Ampe Phnom and is just an hour south on Highway 4. Just before Kampong Speu market.
Ampe Phnom: great day out, swim, take beautiful walks, see the local Killing Fields, attractive Pagoda with fortune tellers.Lots of monkeys."
Ampe Phnom is a small mountain that is visited by many tourists throughout the year. If you want to spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere, a quiet day then Ampe Phnom is the best place to be. You can picnic with friends. Take a walk along the riverbank. Ampe Phnom is located at a distance of about five kilometers from the town of Kampong Speu.
It is natural area with a river, walking trails and large shade trees. Ampe Phnom also has a beautiful old temple is situated on top of a small hill. Visitors can swim in the river Prek Thnoat, visit the ancient pagoda or simply relax in one of the many bamboo huts along the river.
A whole fried chicken and catfish are a specialty of this region. These can be purchased at the many stalls along the river. But beware, the surrounding woods are full of monkeys, so keep an eye on your food and belongings.
The places Tang Tonle and Ampe Phnom are at the border of the Tonle Sap lake. They are located 48 kilometers from the city of Phnom Penh.
The recreation area has few natural rivers, especially the larger Preaek Thnot river, where many large trees growing along. At the foot of the mountain is a rocking bridge linking the villages Tang Tonle and Ampe Phnom together.
There is also an ancient pagoda on the hill where the Cambodians come to worship their gods. During traditional festivals At Ampe Phnom, tourists can swim, walk on the rocking bridge and resting on the banks of the river.