ANG TRAPEANG THMOR COMMUNITY
Explore Cambodian wildlife and eco-systems
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Ang Trapeang Thmor is a unique wetland ecosystem giving home to over 200 bird species including the endangered Sarus Crane. The population of the Sarus Crane species in this area rose consistently over the years to number more than 300 birds today. 18 of the existing species in Ang Trapeang Thmor are being classified as globally or near globally threatened. The project in Ang Trapeang Thmor tries to help prevent the birds from disappearing. Birds can be watched throughout the whole year but the best time of seeing the Sarus Crane is from February to May. Ang Trapeang Thmor also has the globally endangered Eld’s deer.
- Accommodation is possible at the the Wildlife conservation center with simple rooms with fan. Those wanting more comfort might prefer to stay in a hotel in Siem Reap.
LOCAL AREA & ACTIVITIES
The main reason for coming to this area is birds watching, local ecosystem and the scenic beauty of the lake. There are some opportunities for hiking and cycling in the local area but unless you are interested in the local ecosystems it might not be the right place for you.
GETTING THERE & TRANSPORT
The Ang Trapeang Thmor is located in Banteay Meanchey province in the Northwest of Cambodia near to the border of Thailand. It is about 100km from Siem Reap town. Going by car – Take road 6 toward the Thai border. Past Kralanh, there will be right turn option onto a Trapeang Thma Lake road. Take this turn, it will take you to Trapeang Thma Lake.
If you are using public transport, you will be able to get to the junction of road 6 and Trapeang Thma Lake road by bus. From there, you should hopefully be able to get motodop or shared taxi to the lake site. Please aware that you might need to wait or be creative about getting to the project site as there is minimal public transport in the area, however local people are often helpful to needy travels.
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND ACTIVITIES HERE
At this moment we are unable to take booking for this site.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
NOT TO BE MISSED
Birdwatching – There are 200 bird species including the endangered Sarus Crane. Sarus Crane is one of the reasons why travelers come to this site. The main breeding season for Sarus Crane is during the rainy season, when the pair build an enormous nest “island”, a circular platform of reeds and grasses nearly two metres in diameter and high enough to stay above the shallow water surrounding it. Sarus crane numbers have declined greatly in the last century and it has been suggested that the current population is a tenth or less (perhaps 2.5%) of the numbers that existed in the 1850s.
Other wildlife – Ang Trapaing Thmor sanctuary is also an important conservation area for a number of other threatened species. One a globally threatened primate species.
2 -3 DAYS STAY
Local forests and the wider ecosystems can offer new experiences. The local habitat includes the long tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is found within the sanctuary. One globally threatened ungulate species—the Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii)—and three globally threatened turtle species—the Asian box turtle (Cuora amboinensis), the Malayan snail-eating turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga) and the elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)—are also found within Ang Trapaing Thmor.
If you are staying in the local area for several days, you can combine the trip to Ang Trapeang Thmor wildlife sanctuary and community with a visit to a historic site of Banteay Chhmar. Where you can visit Ankorian era temples and spend few days in the local community based tourism project.