Things to See and Do - Kampong Speu, Cambodia
Kirirom Hillside Resort - Kampong Speu
Near the foot of the mountain is the Kirirom Hillside Resort, where offer visitors a wide variety of leisure activities and facilities such as hotel, restaurants, zoo, waterfall, family shopping mart, recreations and children playground, beautiful Dino park, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, biking and rope sliding. Visitors can also play sports such as tennis and basketball at the resort. In addition, stream, sauna, spa, swimming pool and fitness center are available beside conference and banquet facilities.
Our dining facilities have been prepared to offer guests with a wide selection of international cuisine Western, Chinese, Thai and traditional Khmer. Good meal is a celebration of life and at Kirirom Hillside Resort restaurants, you will embark on a culinary journey that will take you to new gustatory heights.
Located at Phnom Sruoch district in the province of Kampong Speu, Kirirom National Park is established on a seven hundred meters hill covering an area of over thirty five thousand hectares in the Elephant Mountains. The name 'Kirirom' meaning Mountain of Joy was given to it by the King of Cambodia. Kirirom National Park, a high altitude plateau, is known for its unique high elevation pine forest, which forms the headwaters for numerous streams feeding Kampong Speu Town. This park is part of the 'Southwest Cluster Protected Areas' which include Phnom Bokor, Preah Sihanouk and Kep National Parks.
Attractions at this hill station of Kirirom are its spectacular scenery and its astonishing waterfalls. This park is also the home to many endangered species of animals such as pleated gibbon, sun bear and tiger . You can take a ride in the traditional ox-cart ride or trek along the walking trails among the pine trees. Since this natural resort is located one hundred and twenty kilometers to the west of Phnom Penh, visitors can hire taxis to get here. Traveling along National Road No. 4 will also get you here.
The Kirirom National Park, whose official name is Preah Suramarith Kossmak, is about 80,000 acres of forested land on a rare plateau in southwestern Cambodia. The elevation is about 2,200 feet, high enough to support a large pine forest quite distinct from most of the country's tropical jungle. Our last stop in the park was a newly renovated visitor's center which was small but quite impressive. The visitor's center has some really attractive displays although there are too many for such a small space. Still it was refreshing to see such high standards applied to the center.
Map of Kirirom Hillside Resort
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