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Veal Veng


Veal Veng

Is located in south-western Pursat province and 125km from Pursat town. Three guesthouses have recently sprung up in Pramoy, providing affordable accommodation (USD $5 per night). Several restaurants cater with local food, although take your phrase book, as English is not widely spoken and menus are in Khmer.

For those wanting to step off the beaten track, Veal Veng offers an opportunity to visit a developing eco-tourism destination. For a rural/jungle experience plan to spend 3-7 days exploring the area, maybe climbing the second tallest mountain in Cambodia,-Phnom Samkos (1,717m), or maybe Phnom Tumpor. Local guides can be hired at USD $5 per day and a good guide may even be able to show you signs of elephants, sun bears and even tigers (although bear in mind this is very rare). The best time to visit is between November to February, as leeches are very common in the rainy season!

The town of Pramoy, Veal Veng was one of the last outposts of the Khmer Rouge, and is now growing quite rapidly due to successful Landmine clearing. A high percentage of people have migrated from other districts but some ethnic people still remain – the Por, although most can be found in the O Som commune.

It takes about 3 hours to reach Veal Venh and several shared taxis leave Pursat each day from local taxi station, eastern old market. To secure enough space inside, its worth paying a little extra for two seats USD $5 one way trip.
If you wonder why the taxi is stopping just before the district centre (18km before Pramoy) it is because local people wish to pray to the soul of grandfather “Kry” who has historically been the area protector, and it is reputed that his magic soul still protects the area secretly. 

 


Near Veal Veng