Situated on the Sekong River 140km north of Kratie (and a similar distance west of Banlung), the tranquil little town of STUNG TRENG is a bit of a backwater. For most visitors the town is simply a staging-post en route to Laos, although the construction of a huge new Mekong bridge nearby, connecting with a new road to Tbeang Meanchey and then on to Siem Reap, may help revitalize the town’s fortunes, opening up new routes between central Cambodia and the northeast, and establishing Stung Treng as an alternative gateway to the region.

There are various attractions in the countryside surrounding Stung Treng, too, many of them covered by the Mekong Discovery Trail. It is also the jumping-off point for the splendid river trip along the Mekong to the Laos border, with glimpses of rare Irrawaddy dolphins and thundering waterfalls en route.

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