Prek Sbauv

Prek Sbauv

Prek Sbauv is a small fishing village alongside the Sen River in northeastern Cambodia. It is famous as the birthplace of Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge. The village has no more than 10 houses, is located in Kampong Thom Province at 12° 41' 60 N; 104° 54' 0 E. It is on the central plain of the country. The village is located few meters at the northeast of the Tonle Sap.

Prek Sbauv is not far from the Provincial capital of Kampong Thom. When the Phnom Penh-Siem Riep Road gets the Sen River's bridge just at the center of the city, there is a street at left along the easter side of the river going to the south. After the Catholic Church of the Province there is a tiny village of fishermen with any real attraction. It is about 1 kilometer far from the Phnom Penh-Siem Riep Road at its south.

There is nothing that makes Prek Sbauv different from other fisher villages of Cambodia. Its only importance stands on the fact that it was the birthplace of Pol Pot. Some people claim to be distant relatives.

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