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Kompong Chhnang

Located some 90 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the town of Kompong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country. And not to be overlooked are the products of the thnot (sugar palm) tree that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.
A visit to Kompong Chhnang town would really be incomplete without a trip out to the gorgeous countryside. Villages made up entirely of pottery makers can be found anywhere just outside of the town: Phum Kedey Thnot, about a kilometer from the Governor's palace (a very beautiful specimen of colonial architecture), Andong Russey, a little further Phum Bagn Chnob, and Chrey Ba, about 8 kilometers down the road to Phnom Penh, all selling good examples of their craft.
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