In Cambodia's remote northern plains is the tiny village of Prey Veng and the gateway to Kulen Prontemp Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is one of the few remaining places you can see the rare and engaged giant Ibis, Cambodia's national bird.
The tiny village of Prey Veng is the best place from which to explore the remote Kulen Prontemp Wildlife Sanctuary which covers much of north-western Preah Viheah province. The wildlife sanctuary encompasses a variety of habitats from dry forests to wetlands and grasslands making it a significant environment for rare bird species. The access point to Prey Veng is Tmatboey village, located off the main highway from Preah Vihear.
Kulen Prontemp is protected by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) ecotourism project and their newest initiative is a birding site located in Prey Veng. Over 150 bird species have been spotted in the area, including the giant Ibis, proving huge potential for both conservation of this unique habitat and birdwatching. Visits are arranged by the Sam Veasna Centre whom work alongside the WCS, during a stay at Prey Veng there is the chance to get involved with community conservation work, species monitoring or forest patrols.
You will stay in a community managed eco lodge, located on the edge of an Angkorian Baray (reservoir). In addition to bird watching, you can hike or cycle 12km to a mountain Angkorian temple or for something less energetic take a boat out with local fisherman to learn their traditional methods.
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This two week Cambodia holiday will take you to little visited wildlife sanctuaries on the search for some of Cambodia's most endangered species.
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