The capital is Prey Veng town. With a population of 1. This densely populated agricultural region is located on the east bank of the Mekong. The name literally means "long forest" in khmer, but the last great forests have gradually disappeared there over 30 years to provide for agricultural land.
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There is a border crossing with Thailand 's Si Saket Province 13 km north of Anlong Veng town, but its main claim to fame is its connection to the latter days of the Khmer Rouge revolutionaries. The district also holds the graves of Pol Pot and Ta Mok, as well as the remnants of the structure where Pol Pot was convicted of 'crimes against the Cambodian people. Anlong Veng is at a crossroads, literally and perhaps metaphorically. Once its inaccessibility made it attractive to Khmer Rouge fugitives; now it is at the hub of four glorious asphalt highways which blaze trails through the undeveloped hinterland of North-western Cambodia. Highway 67 runs north to Choam and the border with Chong Sa-Ngam in Thailand bringing an influx of traders. It continues south to Siem Reap and its temples.
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We offer day long trips northwest, northeast and east of Phnom Penh where one can experience Cambodia's village life up close Phnom Penh is a relatively small city with rural life being visible only a few kilometres from the city. Our day trips will take you through typical countryside villages, where you will witness every day rural life. Unlike the Kandal-Kampong Speu trip, you are very unlikely to see another tourist on your day out On these trips one will have the opportunity to see various cottage industries including water jars being made, tofu skin, brickworks, mat weaving, silk and cotton weaving, blacksmiths, rice noodle making, bamboo blind industry and many other activities which the locals are engaged in You may stop at an old temple where pre Angkorian stupas still stand and one will see thousands of beautiful lotus lilies in wetland areas In Prey Veng you will first follow the Mekong before meeting up with a tributary called the Tonle Touitt. One will see fish farms, hand operated ferries, dried fish as well as 'normal' village life. You may see the plant that makes jute growing in the fields, being spun into jute before then being used as the warp for mat weaving.