Mekong River Trip - Stung Treng

Stung Treng in Cambodia
Stung Treng in Cambodia. Stung Treng is the capital of the province of the same name. The town lies 485 km north of Phnom Penh and 210 km south of Pakse in Laos, it’s only 40 km from the Lao border. The town is perched on the banks of the Sekong river, not far from Mekong river. Sights around the town are few – a couple of rapids and waterfalls.

You can rent a boat for trips along the Mekong. Stung Treng’s market is brimming with goods that come in by road, river, or plane, down from Laos, across from Vietnam, or up from Phnom Penh. Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese goods all find their way here.

You can reach Stung Treng by boat from Phnom Penh from September to January. To save time, take a fast boat to Kratie and change to a slow boat from Kratie to Stung Treng, or simply fly from Phompenh.

The construction of a bridge across the Mekong River in Kratie province and a road under a concessional loan from the Government of the People's Republic of China worth more than 114 million US dollars was opened this morning, January 2, 2023, in Bos Leav commune, Chit Borei district. Kratie under the high presidency of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and His Excellency Wang Wentian, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Cambodia.

His Excellency Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said that the project to build a bridge across the Mekong River in Kratie province and this connecting road includes a 1,761-meter-long bridge across the Mekong River in Kratie province on the east bank in Talus village, Bos commune. Laos, Chit Borey district and the western coast are located in Thmor Reap village, Prek Prosop commune, Prek Prosop district. The bridge will be built with a diameter of 13.5 meters, two lanes for vehicles to and fro, 3.5 meters long, two lanes for bicycles, 1.75 meters for two pedestrians. Go back and forth, 1 meter long and 0.5 meters long on both sides of the bridge. The connecting road is 31.69 km long, including: the road connecting from the end of the bridge is 15.49 km long and 4 lanes in Kratie city are 16,208 km long.

The Senior Minister continued that these roads will be built, expanded and upgraded with the same 7 cm thick concrete (AC) pavement, of which 4 sections of 26.67 km will be widened from 9 Meters up to 13 meters on the road from 11 meters to 19.5 meters and a section of 5,025 kilometers will be widened 19 meters on the road 30 meters with a lane for 4 vehicles. Lane (2 to 2), lane for bicycles, 2 lanes (1 to 1) and there is a park in the middle of the road, 4 meters long. The project will include the construction of four intermediate bridges with a total length of 384 meters, 26 types of sewers of all kinds, and equip traffic signs, traffic diagrams, kilometer markers, and safety poles according to road technical standards.