A sweeping river with forested mountains in the background sit in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia.

Kampong Speu Province is found to the west of Phnom Penh. It borders Kampot to the south with Koh Kong to the west. Kandal province the east, Takeo to the southeast with the provinces of both Pursat and Kompong Chhnang to the north. Chbarmorn town is the capital of the province.

Kampong Speu (meaning starfruit in Khmer) is located just under 50km from Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The region contains many rivers, mountains and dense forest and is well known for its production of palm wine and palm sugar which is produced from the sap of palm trees. (more…)