Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Tallest Peak Mountain in Cambodia

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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