Overview of Stung Treng
Stung Treng is the capital of Stung Treng Province, Cambodia. It is located in the western part of the Virachey National Park.It is the major city (and capital) of both the district and province and has a population of 29,665 (2009).
Stung Treng is located on a high sandy bank overlooking the Mekong River, where it is joined by the Se Kong river. It lies along the National Highway 7, about 400 km from Phnom Penh and 50 km south of the Laos border. A bridge connects the city to the other side of the river. The population is made up of a mix of Khmer and Lao peoples. It contains a hospital, the Adeda Bank, Kong Ratana Sambath Guesthouse, Ou Dynak Red Guesthouse, Sok Sambath Hotel and Sorya Restaurant and an old settlement nearby called Thala Boravit.
Travel during the wetter southwest monsoon and you are rewarded often with temples virtually to yourself and significantly lower prices on accommodation over a range of good hotels. I feel thatStung Treng is more attractive in this season; the red dust of the dry season is transformed into a lush green vista with bright sunny mornings and occasional heavy afternoon showers of warm tropical rain