Prea vihear Products
Cashew nuts are a tropical plant easy to cultivate and fast growing. Cashew nut cultivation exists in Cambodia already for many years. Currently, there is an excess demand which provides potential for an increase of production. Cashew cultivation can be found also in many other provinces in Cambodia.
Production: Cultivation area is 2,615 ha, yields are 2,615 tons/year.
Market: 13 different collection centers exist in Preah Vihear for buying cashew nuts from the farmers in order to export it to Vietnam and Thailand.
Harvest season: February to April.
Nam Va Bananas
Nam Va Bananas are a local fruit that people in Preah Vihear province started to cultivate in 2000 and which has since then expanded rapidly. There is currently no banana-processing enterprise in Preah Vihear Province yet, the bananas are sold as a fresh product to domestic markets only.
Production: Cultivation area is 921 ha, yields are approximately 5,000 tons per year.
Green beans are an agricultural product which many farmers in Preah Vihear cultivate as an additional crop to their main crop. Preah Vihear’s villagers are cultivating green bean as a family business.
Production: Cultivation area is 3,365 ha, yields are 5,046 tons per year.
Market: Ten different collecting centers which are buying the crop in order to export it to Vietnam and Thailand.
Harvest season: June to July.
Cassava is an agricultural product that can be processed into various other products such as ethanol, animal feed, cassava starch and cassava flour for human consumption. Cassava is cultivated in numerous places in Cambodia; however, especially in mountainous areas like those in Preah Vihear Province. Presently, there are 13 different centers to collect the crop from the farmers during harvest season in order to export it to other countries.
Production: Cultivation area is 1,545 ha, yields are about 17,000 tons/year.
Market: Export to Thailand and Vietnam.
Harvest season: December to March.
Paddy Rice: Farmers in Preah Vihear province cultivate various varieties of paddy rice like in other provinces in Cambodia, however, the highest potential and market demand exists for the varieties Phkar Mliss (Jasmine) and Chhaeng Mann (local names for a special, long-grain and hard paddy rice variety.
Production: Cultivation area is 37,039 ha, yields are 79,493 tons per year.
Crops collecting center: Rice or paddy collection is done at 11 different locations.
Market: Local market as well as export to Vietnam and Thailand.
Preah Vihear province, which borders Thailand and Laos to the north, is home to three of the most captivating temples of the Angkorian era: the Preah Vihear temple, the Koh Ker temple, and the Preah Khan Kampong Svay temple. It also houses communities of many ethnic hill tribes.
Koh Ker used to be a capital of the Khmer Emperor King Jayavarman IV who built this city in the year 921AD. Some parts of the temples are still hidden in the jungle and are not accessible. The Preah Vihear temple is most significant in this province.
The temple of Preah Vihear, dedicated to Shiva, is situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia. The temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 metre long axis and dates back to the first half of the 11th century AD. Nevertheless, its complex history can be traced to the 9th century, when the hermitage was founded.
This site is particularly well preserved, mainly due to its remote location. It is exceptional for the quality of its architecture, which is adapted to the natural environment and the religious function of the temple, as well as for the exceptional quality of its carved stone ornamentation.
A unique architectural complex of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases on an 800 metre long axis, this temple is an outstanding masterpiece of Khmer architecture, in terms of plan, decoration and relationship to the spectacular landscape environment.
Known as Prasat Bakan
Preah Khan Kampong Svay, also known as Prasat Bakan, is a complex of gigantic proportions located in the southwest corner of Preah Vihear province. It covers an area 4 times that of the Angkor Wat with a 3 km long Baray and a large number of towers or Prasats within the compound. Largely unknown and rarely visited, the temple had been very badly looted over the years.
The Preah Vihear Temple is a Khmer temple situated at the top of Poy Tadi, a 525-metre (1720 ft) cliff in the Dangrek Mountains located in the Preah Vihear Province of northern Cambodia. The temple gives its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province and is 140 km from Angkor Wat, approximately 320 km from Phnom Penh.
Thmatboey is an isolated village located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northern Plains of Cambodia. The site supports globally important breeding populations of two critically endangered Ibis species: the Giant Ibis and the White-shouldered Ibis, in the only known nesting site of this species.
Visitors can walk through a rich eco-system of open woodlands, seasonally-inundated grasslands, deciduous dipterocarp forest and scattered wetlands. Between the 9th and 15th centuries A.D. the Khmer Empire based at Angkor dominated the landscape and many features can still be seen today.
The Ba Kan located at Ta Seng Village, Ranaksei Commune, Sang Kum Thmey District in 105-Kilometer distanced from the provincial town by the National Road No 12 (64), then turning right more 30Kilometers. Ba Kan is the cultural site. Nowadays, the temple has no tourists to visit yet.
Is the natural resort, locates along the river of Sen at Thmey Village, Kampong Pra Nak Commune, Tbeng Mean Chey District in three-Kilometer distance from the provincial town by a trail. The resort has served the local visitors especially those who live in the provincial town of Preah Vihear with their leisure activities usually like swimming and boating during the national festivals.
Koh Ker was once an ancient capital of Cambodia, located in Srayong Cheung village, Srayong commune, Kulen district, about 49 kilometers west of the provincial town. The Koh Ker complex is on the Chhork Koki highland. It was built by King Jayavaraman IV (AD 928-942). Koh Ker temple is 35 meters high, and its design resembles a seven-stepped stupa. The temple faces west toward Angkor city. It was built to worship Treypuvanesvara, the god of happiness.
So far, 96 temples have been found in Koh Ker: Dav, Rumlum Bey, Beung Veng, Trapiang Prey, Dey Chhnang, Srok Srolao, Lingam, Kuk Srakum, Trapiang Ta, Sophy, Krahom, Andoung, Ang Khna, Teuk Krahom, Damrei Sar, Krarab, Banteay Pichoan, Kuk, Kmao, Thneung, Thorn Balang, Rohal, Chamneh, Sampich, Trapiang Svay, Neang Kmao, Pram, Bat, Khnar Chen, Klum, Chrab, Dangtung, Prang, Kampiang.... These temples were not constructed near each other. Today, many of them are no longer standing, and some are buried in the ground.