Thom Kompong is the capital of Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia. It’s situated about half-way between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and is a pleasant and relaxed place,also a good starting point for exploring the countryside and the temples of Sambor Prei Kuk.
The grasslands and rice-fields surrounding Kompong Thom is of an extreme importance for wildlife conservation. These areas hold the largest global population of the endangered Bustard the Bengal Florican as well as occasional large water birds from the Tonle Sap floodplain (Adjutants, Pelican, and Painted Stork). In March large numbers of Oriental Plover pass through the area making this possibly the best area in the world to see this species.