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 constantly within the last years to a number of 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 preventing 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 harbors the globally endangered Eld’s deer.
Ang Trapeang Thmor is located in Banteay Meanchey province in the Northwest of Cambodia. It is about 100km from Siem Reap town.
From Siem Reap Town it is a two hours drive during dry season and a three hours drive during rainy season with minibus, taxi or motor taxi. To have access to the forest it is indispensable to have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Ang Trapeang Thmor was established in the year 2003 by a cooperation of Sam Veasna Center and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
Attractions and Activities
Ang Trapeang Thmor offers a wide range of different bird species all year-round. Visitors get the chance to do bird watching on the very concentrated bird-life at ATT, especially on the Sarus Crane, one of the most endangered bird species there. They can enjoy both the wetland ecosystem view and the scenic beauty of the lake area. For those who feel like doing a bit of exercise paddle boating is a good alternative. Ang Trapeang Thmor offers a good insight into the rural Cambodian culture with ancient temples and local silk weaving centers. Last but not least ATT is also famous for its Eld’s deer watching.
CBT Products & Services
An overnight stay in the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) ranger station (3-4 simple rooms with fan). Food will be organized by SVC (Sam Veasna Center) and the SVC will also provide bird guides who work with local rangers to locate key birds and deer.
The costs for an all inclusive day trip from Siem Reap depend on the amount of people joining the trip:
1 pax $200
2 pax $115 each
3 pax $80 each
4 pax $70 each
5 pax plus $60 each
Overnight prices are available on request.