Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Visit waterfalls and experience glorious nature in Pursat province




Visit waterfalls and experience glorious nature in Pursat province

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Stung Ta Sok waterfall. Trekking between Chhay Broy waterfall and Stung Ta Sok waterfall takes one and a half hour to two hours. Pha Lina

Visit waterfalls and experience glorious nature in Pursat province

If you want to visit an untouched natural place, even it requires trekking for hours, you may want to try Stung Ta Sok waterfall, located between Koh Kong and Pursat provinces.

Wearing cowboy jeans with a two layered shirt and a pair of old sneakers, one hand holding a long knife, the other carrying a pack, local guide Korng Noy is ready to bring tourists to experience trekking to Stung Ta Sok waterfall, which lies between Phnom Samkoh Wildlife Sanctuary and the Cardamom Mountains.

The waterfall is where tourists spend their time relaxing, picnicking and swimming in very cold water to refill their energy after trekking for two hours – but every step is a joyful walk for those who enjoy nature.

“In Osoam eco-tourism community [where the waterfall is], there are many attractions for visitors. In the waterfall area we have places to visit, such as Chhay Broy waterfall and the crocodile pond, huge trees,” says 27-year-old Noy, who has two years experience as a guide in the community.

Parking at Seng Meng Kry’s home, where travellers stop for refreshments about 30km from Osoam Community Centre, tourists start by heading on foot to the 50m high Chhay Broy waterfall about 10 minutes walk on the creek bed into the jungle.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Noy (not pictured) shows tourists how to pour water straight from a wild water vine into their mouths. Pha Lina

It is mostly expats trekking on the old trail that Noy always takes his clients as they want to experience hiking on the Cardamom Mountains. Tourists must not forget a local guide if they don’t want to lose their way.

“Some expats ask for more trail trekking as they want to spend whole day in jungle,” Noy says after a few minutes of walking, adding that many of the jungles trees are centuries old.

If tourists are thirsty when trekking, Noy is prepared as he pours refreshments straight from a wild water vine into their mouths.

A cool wind blows when you reach Stung Ta Sok, which is 10m in height and flows into a huge pool below of clear water, which exhausted swimmers bathe in before having lunch.

Trekking between Chhay Broy waterfall and Stung Ta Sok waterfall takes one and a half hour to two hours. The trek begins near Veal Veng district’s Chhay Louk village in Pursat province.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said

  • More than 5K workers rush from Thailand amid outbreak

    Following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province, Cambodian migrants working in Thailand were gripped by worry over the situation and many rushed to return to their homeland. Over the past 10 days, more than 5,000 migrant workers have returned from Thailand through