Once the capital of Cambodia from early 17th century until 1866, Oudong nowadays is a district of Kompong Spue Province, about 38 km north of Phnom Penh City. Temples, stupas and other constructions are all dotted around three hills in Oudong, which provide some great views of the countryside. Oudong also houses a concrete replica of Angkor Wat called Prasat Nokor Vimean Sour.
Oudong Mountain and hills are highlights of trips to Oudong from Phnom Penh. On the top of the mountain, visitors can get the natural fresh air, great whole view surrounded and see ancient stupas dedicated to kings and royal families. The largest hill is called Phnom Preach Reach Throap (Hill of the Royal Fortune); it is claimed that a King hid national treasure there during a war with the Thais in the 16th century.
There a new stupa which also is a beautiful attraction, like Buddhist mausoleum, was designed according to traditional Khmer architecture and adorned with authentically reproduced Angkorian decoration.
Other historical places are Veing Chase pagoda (the former royal palace), Longvek city, Phnom-Reap castle or Prasidh mountain and Prasat Nokor Vimean Sour, a concrete replica of Angkor Wat.
Explore the local life is another interesting aspect of trips. Among them, Konpong Louang (Silver Craft Village) has been famous for its handcrafted products of pure silver which will be distributed to both local and foreign markets.
The climate is tropical, with a monsoon season from June to October. Temperatures remain fairly constant. It is possible to travel year round.