Kompong Thom is the capital of Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia. This quiet riverside town is situated about half-way between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and thus most travellers will only rush through on their transfer between these two major attractions.
Kompong Thom a pleasant and relaxed town and a good starting point for exploring the countryside and the temples of Sambor Prei Kuk. The town is beautiful itself with some elegant buildings from the colonial era. The local market is colorful and crowded with people. You may find in the market an abundance of fruits, vegetables as well as a variety of palm wine.