Kandal Travel Guides

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Kandal is one of the more modest areas of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is not included in this province's boundaries. It's capital is Ta Khmau (lit. Black Grandfather) is approximately 20 kilometers south of Phnom Penh. The province's long history has earned it a reputation. Udong, the former capital of Cambodia under a number of sovereigns from 1618 to 1866, is one of the main attractions. Here, a number of kings were crowned, including King Norodom.

The most fascinating sights there are: a large 8-meter-tall reclining Buddha, several recently renovated stupas, and the battered Ta San Mosque on the smaller ridge. Even if it's just a day trip, Kandal province is easy and quick to get to because it's close to Phnom Penh. There are a lot of interesting places to visit, like the Ang Kor Chey Pagoda, which is in the commune of Ban Tey Dek in the Kean Svay District. It is 29 kilometers from Phnom Penh or 32,6 kilometers from Ta Khmao via National Road N0 1 (Phnom Penh Svay Rieng province). From Phnom Penh or Ta Khmao, you must travel along National Road N0 1 to Kilometre 29, after which, after about 50 meters, there is a gate on the right with the following handwritten sign: Pagoda Ang Kor Chey.

In the event that we enter by trail around 1,600m, we will arrive at the amusement community. Five peaks serve as the temple's peaks in the construction of the pagoda. We need to cross a wooden bridge that is 100 meters long before we can get to the pagoda; A large pond can be found beneath the bridge to store water during the dry season. Behind the pagoda is a fake location on the black hill that claims to belong to Neak Mean Bon or King. Due to the discovery of ancient features like bowls and pots, it is believed that the black hill was once home to a palace.

Because of the belief in sacred objects there, guards have now organized and maintained the black hill. Today, a lot of locals visit the Angkor Chey pagoda, especially those who hold onto abstract beliefs; they go there to have themselves sacredly watered. In addition, the Ang Kor Chey pagoda is surrounded by stunning scenery that features pleasant lighting and cool tree shadows.

The Kandal province covers 3,568 square kilometers of land. It is bordered to the north by Kampong Chhnang and Kamponf Cham, to the east by Prey Veng, to the west by Kampong Speu and Takeo, and to the south by Vietnam. It is in the middle of the south of the country.

The province is made up of rice fields and other agricultural plantations in the typical plain wet area of Cambodia. The province is said to have an average altitude of 10 meters above sea level. The Tonle Bassac and the mighty Mekong, two of the country's largest rivers, actually serve as symbols for the province's borders.

Population Approximately 1,280,781 people live in this province, which accounts for 9% of Cambodia's total population (14,363,519 people according to 2007 provincial government data), with 621,948 men and 658,833 women. As a result, the population density is 359 people per square kilometer.


The nation has a heat and humidity warm and muggy. In the storm season, plentiful downpour considers the development of a wide assortment of yields. Cambodia's tropical climate throughout the year makes it an ideal location for growing tourism. Natural disasters like earthquakes and volcano eruptions are not a concern for tourists, and tropical storms do not directly affect the country.

Climate: You can visit Cambodia at any time of the year. However, the final two months of the rainy season, when some rural roads may be impassable, should be avoided by those who plan to travel extensively by road. The temperature hovers around 27 degrees Celsius on average; the base temperature is around 16 degrees. The hottest month is April, while the coldest months are December and January.

General information regarding the climate of the province:

- The dry season: November to March (22 to 28 degrees Celsius): Walk May (28c - 36c)

- Stormy season: May through October (24 to 32 degrees Celsius, with up to 90% humidity.)

Economy Because Kandal province is close to Phnom Penh, it serves as the capital's economic belt. For example Cambodia has turned into the 6th biggest piece of clothing exporter on the planet in 2007 (the majority of these processing plants are in Kandal region). The business set out work open doors for around 0.5 million Cambodians and produced a few 0.3 billion U.S. dollars of regularly scheduled installment for the workers. In 2007, agricultural exports also flourished as rural goods like rice, pepper, palm oil, and peanuts became increasingly popular on international markets.

At last, extravagance land project like the Yearning Resort in Kandal area was destroyed on July 31, as it extended its property unlawfully and in actuality comprised danger to the security of the capital city. The Asia Development Bank estimated that Cambodia's economy grew by 9.5% in 2007 and 9% in 2008, while the Cambodian government gave an optimistic estimate of 7% in 2007 and 2008.

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