The small city of Stung Treng is not a traveler destination. Still, backpackers pass through here on their way to and from Laos. A few could be found in the center of town.

The foreigners didn’t seem too interested in vising the nearby temples. It was just me and the locals. Kids mobbed me at one, and some friendly monks talked to me at another. The monk that spoke a little English explained that he was from Laos and was half Lao, half Khmer. He said he had been a monk for three years.

And, like everywhere else in Cambodia, including Phnom Penh, all you have to do to get to the countryside is hop on a motorbike and drive for a few minutes.

Here are some photos I took walking around the city, and driving around the countryside.

Monks at the temple
Monks at the temple
Free motorbike wash.
Free motorbike wash.
Afternoon on the river.
Afternoon on the river.
Many places in Cambodia, such as the plaza in the middle of town, seem as if they were built up years ago, then abandoned.
Many places in Cambodia, such as the plaza in the middle of town, seem as if they were built up years ago, then abandoned.
The Stung Treng market.
The Stung Treng market.
A girl on a bike at the temple.
A girl on a bike at the temple.
The Stung Treng countryside.
The Stung Treng countryside.
No way to get there.
No way to get there.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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