I’ve heard about Phnom Srorng long time ago, but I’ve never been there. Last Sunday, my friend and I decided to go there by my motorbike. Phnom Srorng locates in Kampong Speu province, we can either travel by nation road no. 3, when arrived Tram Kna market, turn right and follow the route straightly to Phnom Srorng.
Phnom Srorng (ភ្នំស្រង់) is not a tourist site but rather a religious site. At the foot of mountain there is a pagoda which was built since the 1950s called ‘Wat Srorng Ang Snor’. The Viheara (main sanctuary) was built in the ancient architecture, though the building is old, but it’s very attractive of its style. The pagoda ground is very large, it made me feel very relax with such a real nature environment.
Kampong Speu, a province located west of Phnom Penh which is famous for its palm sugar (skor thnort). Because Kampong Speu growing the most farm tree in Cambodia of about 311,000 trees in the whole province. Most of the areas in Kampong Speu are dry land and less stream of water. The farmer in this province can grow rice only one time per year in the raining season, and completely depend on rain. That’s why producing palm sugar is also a major business for living of people in Kampong Speu during dry season. Phnom Aoral, the highest mountain in Cambodia (1813 meters) also located in Kampong Speu.