Kampong Thom (ខេត្តកំពង់ធំ) is a province center of Cambodia and Its capital Kampong Thom. Kampong Thom is Cambodia’s second largest province by area, neighboring Preah Vihear[[ to the north, [[Siem Reap to the northwest, Pursat to the west, Kampong Cham and Kampong Chhnang to the south and Stung Treng to the north east. The province a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River. The Sambor temple and Prei Kuk temple are the two main temples in Kampong Thom as well as other less significant Angkorian sites. Kampong Thom was a former capital in Southeast Asia during the Funan period. Later on, during the French rule, the province was home to a large group named the Stieng, but they have long been assimilated into Khmer society.