Preah Vihear Province

Preah Vihear Province

Infobox Cambodian Province
name = Preah Vihear
khmer =
area = 13,788
population = 119,261
population_as_of = 1998
density = 8.6
isocode = KH-13

Preah Vihear is a northern province of Cambodia. Its capital is Phnom Tbeng Meanchey.

The province is named after the temple of Prasat Preah Vihear.


The province is subdivided into 7 districts.
*1301 Chey Saen -​ ជ័យស៊ាន
*1302 Chhaeb -​ ឈ្នែប
*1303 Choam Khsant -​ ជាំក្សាន្ត
*1304 Kuleaen -​ គូលេន
*1305 Rovieng -​ រវៀង
*1306 Sangkom Thmei -​ សង្គមថ្មី
*1307 Tbaeng Meanchey -​ ត្បែងមានជ័យ


*Koh Ker Temple complex: Koh Ker was once a capital city of Cambodia
*Bakan or Preah Khan temples: 105 kilometres southwest of the provincial town, built under the reign of King Suryavarman I (1002-1050)
*Noreay Temples: five 7th century temples made of Sandstone, laterite and brick, 32 kilometres northeast of the town. Built in the 7th century
*Phnom Pralean temple: a temple built to worship Brahmanism, on top of a 180 metres hill
*Neak Buos temple: 75 kilometres north of Tbaeng Meanchey
*Krapum Chhouk temple: built in the 10th century in laterite and stone, 45 kilometres south of Tbaeng Meanchey
*Kork Beng temple: a ruined laterite and sandstone temple built between 936 and 951 by a commander named Kork on the order of King Jayavarman IV
*Wat Peung Preah Ko: a place of worship in beautiful natural surroundings believed to possess strong supernatural powers
*Prasat Preah Vihear: located on a cliff close to the Cambodian-Thai border

External links

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* [ Wikitravel: Preah Vihear]
* [ Preah Vihear province in pictures]

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