Kampong Tralach - Cambodia

Kampong Tralach town on the Tonle River in the south east of central Cambodia. Kampong Tralach is located 37 km south of the provincial capital of Kampong Chhnang. Kampong Tralach is the site of the former capital of Cambodia at Lovek. Lovek was Cambodia's main city after the Siamese King Borommaracha II sacked Angkor in 1431. The new capital was located on the banks of the Tonle Sap river, halfway between Phnom Penh and the lower end of the Tonle Sap lake. This new site was chosen to be more defensible than Angkor. The city became a wealthy trading centre and attracted various Europeans traders and missionaries through the 16th and 17th centuries. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.