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O’Pong Moan is a natural canal in O’Pong Moan village, O’Pong Moan commune, Stung Treng district, about 9 kilometers south of Stung Treng provincial town. The canal gets its water from the ground, about 50 kilometers from the site. The water from the canal flows into a lake that is popular for fishing and swimming. Resting cottages are available for rent along the canal. There is also a small power plant nearby that provides 10 kilowatts of electricity per hour.

Thala Barivat

Thala Barivat is a historical site located in Thala Barivat district, about 4 kilometers north of Stung Treng provincial town. To reach the site, travelers must cross the Sekong and Mekong revers. There they will find Preah Kor temple, a brick structure constructed in the late 7th and early 8th centuries during the reign of King Jayavarman I. In front of the temple is a large statue of Preah Kor.

Near Preah Kor statue, there is a 10-meters-square yard where every year the Kuoy hill tribe engages in Veay Khet. The four-day games, which are part of a Kuoy festival, are held two or three weeks before Khmer New Year.

There are many small, ancient temples near Thala Barivat, but most of them, such as Prambuon Lveng temple, Srei temple and Angkor Khmao temple have been heavily damaged over time.

Koh Ksach

Koh Ksach is located along Sekong River, about 5 kilometers from the provincial town. The site features a beautiful sandy beach, 2 kilometers long and one-half kilometers wide, where visitors can swim or relax. A natural site, it can be visited only during the dry season and is especially popular during Khmer New Year.

Wat Hang Kho Ba

Wat Hang Kho Ba is located in Hang Kho Ba village, Hang Kho Ba commune, Stung Treng district, about 6 kilometers northeast of the provincial town. A historical and cultural site, its main attraction is a 300-year-old pagoda. Most of the local people speak Khmer and Lao. The site is also very popular for its sweet tamarind. Stung Treng province is known for its sweet tamarind and pasiyi and pava fish.

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