Thala Boravit

The site of Thala Boravit was an important Chenla period trading town on the river route connecting trhe ancient city of Champasak and the holy site of Wat Phu with the southern reaches of the Chenla empire, including the ancient cities of Sambor Prei Kuk (Ishannapura) and Angkor Borei. For all its past glories, there is very little to see today. There are the limited remains of several brick towers, but only one is easily identifiable by the lower section that still stands. It is hardly worth the effort for the casual visitor, but temple fiends may feel the urge to tick it off. Thala Boravit is on the west bank of the Mekong River and irregular boats cross from Stung Treng throughout the day. It should be easy enough to wait for locals to fill up the regular boats, rather than charter an outboard. It is from here that the jungle road to Kompong Thom or Tbeng Meanchey starts via the village of Chaeb.

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