Kirirom National Park – an attraction in Cambodia

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Kirirom National Park - an attraction in Cambodia
Kirirom National Park - an attraction in Cambodia

Located at Phnom Sruoch district, Kirirom National Park is one of attractions in Cambodia where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside.

Overview

Kirirom National Park is established on a seven hundred meters hill covering an area of over thirty five thousand hectares in the Elephant Mountains. The name ‘Kirirom’ meaning Mountain of Joy was given to it by the King of Cambodia National Parks.

Kirirom National Park
Kirirom National Park

Highlights

Kirirom National Park, a high altitude plateau, is known for its unique high elevation pine forest, which forms the headwaters for numerous streams feeding Kampong Speu Town. Attractions at this hill station of Kirirom are its spectacular scenery and its astonishing waterfalls.

This park is also the home to many endangered species of animals such as Pleated gibbon, sun bear and tiger. You can take a ride in the traditional ox-cart ride or trek along the walking trails among the pine trees.

Pine forest in the park
Pine forest in the park

The National Park, whose official name is Preah Suramarith Kossmak, is about 80,000 acres of forested land on a rare plateau in southwestern Cambodia. The elevation is about 2,200 feet, high enough to support a large pine forest quite distinct from most of the country’s tropical jungle.