Phnom Aural is the tallest peak in Cambodia. It is 1,813 meters tall. It locates in the eastern part of the Cardamom Mountains which spread in the border of three provinces in Cambodia; Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang and Porsat. This mountain in located in Aoral District, Kampong Speu Province. It is also said to be one of the remote areas of the country in Aural district of Kampong Speu Province. The mountain is full of thick vegetation and immense flora and fauna. The mountain is a habitat for animals like tiger, pilated gibbon, wild cow, bush pig, etc. To protect the biodiversity of the mountains, Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary was established. Hiking can be enjoyed here. This place is definitely charming for nature lovers.
Coordinates 12°02′00″N 104°10′00″E
Elevation: 1,813 m
Prominence: 1,744 m
Mountain range: Cardamom Mountains
South East Asia High Points (Rank #10)
Asia Country High Points (Rank #38)
World Country High Points (Rank #140)
Southeast Asia Mountain
Asia country highest point
World country highest point
The highest point of Cambodia, Phnom Aural, is
marked by this small Buddhist temple in the middle of the jungle. Photo
courtesy of Lars Holme.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
In the opportunity of Khmer New Year 2013 there will be a great Angkor Sangranta Trade Fair in Siem Reap. It'll held on 14-16 April 2013 in front of Angkor Wat and Elephant Terrace of Bayon Temple with the theme "Youth Participaion" by Ministry of Trade co-organize with Union Youth Federation Center.
Everyone are invited to join by contacting to Trade Promotion Department of Ministry of Trade or phone 095 332 233, 093 332 233, 097 21 21 566.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
June 16, 2013, Phnom Penh Half Marathon
There will have Phnom Penh Half Marathon on June 16, 2013.
The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) has informed to all national and international media: In June 16, 2013, the NOCC will organize an event of the 3rd Phnom Penh Half Marathon (PPIHM) which will be celebrated at the in front of the Royal Palace and starting to register from February 9 to June 10, 2013.
This event is in purpose to keep the good environment and to be enthusiastic and satisfied for Mother Queen’s Birthday and to acclaim the 119th Olympic Day (1894-2013) and supporting to the disable people caused by mine and supporting to Kun Thak Bopha Hospital.
For registering and more information you can visit the website: www.runningincambodia.org.
For Cambodian Runner: 3km, 10km, 21km registering in February and March pay 4 $, registering in April and May pay 5 $, registering from 1st to 10th June pay 10 $.
For foreign runner: 10km , 21km registering from February to 10th June pay 20 $.
For foreign runner: 3km registering in February and March pay 10 $, registering in April and May pay 15 $,and registering from 1st to 10th June pay 20 $.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Cambodian bird flu deaths prompt awareness drive
The Ministry of Health of Cambodia has announced a confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.
The case was a 10 years old female from Kampong Speu Province. She developed symptoms on 20 May 2012 and after initial treatment at the village was eventually admitted to the hospital on 25 May with symptoms of fever and shortness of breath. Infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus was confirmed by Pasteur Institute in Cambodia on 26 May 2012, however, despite intensive medical care, she died on 27 May 2012.
There are reports of recent deaths among poultry in her village and the patient prepared sick chicken for food prior to becoming sick.
The National and local Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are conducting outbreak investigation and response following the national protocol. In addition, a public health education campaign is being conducted in the village to inform families on how to protect themselves from contracting avian influenza.
Health authorities in Cambodia will bolster public awareness campaigns on H5N1 avian influenza after four people became infected in January, resulting in two fatalities.
“Ongoing public awareness campaigns need to be reinforced through TV and radio,” Sok Touch, director of Cambodia’s Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC), told IRIN on 28 January, calling on people to be vigilant. “We’re planning on doing this immediately as there is no room for complacency.”
The four cases of H5N1 avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, are the first confirmed in Cambodia this year. There were three recorded cases (all fatal) in 2012.
Since 2005, 24 people have been infected resulting in 21 deaths, according to WHO, with over half of the infections in children under 14.
According to a joint statement from the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 January, an eight-month-old boy from the capital Phnom Penh recovered after being infected with bird flu, while a 15-year-old girl from southwestern Takeo Province and a 35-year-old man from southwestern Kampong Speu Province died after contracting the virus.
The CDC said the boy had contact with chickens at a market, but the girl from Takeo and the man from Kampong Speu both fell ill after cooking dead chickens gathered from their villages.
A fourth case, also in Kampong Speu, was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 27 January, when a 17-month-old girl tested positive for H5N1.
“We are working closely with the Ministry of Health to enhance surveillance of H5N1,” said Sonny Krishnan, communications officer with WHO in Phnom Penh, adding that WHO did not know yet if there was a link between the cases of the girl and 35-year-old man.
“We just did a map of the two communes and they’re not far from each other, so there could be an indication of a movement of poultry," Krishnan said.
Philippe Buchy, head of virology at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, said the best way to avoid further infections was to contain infected poultry, which is complicated in Cambodia.
“The country is large, there is not the surveillance required; a lot of resources [that are needed]... are not available to monitor clearly the poultry deaths everywhere, especially in a country where most of the production is backyard,” he said.
An earlier report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicated that chickens are kept by 90-95 percent of rural households, providing an important source of protein and livelihoods for millions.
According to WHO, since 2003, there have been 613 laboratory confirmed cases of H5N1 with 362 related deaths worldwide.
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