Clearly visible from Kampong Cham’s riverside, on the other side of the Mekong River stands a pink-coloured French-era watchtower. It was built around 1920 to guard the rubber plantations in the hinterland against bandits approaching by boats via the river (there was no bridge at the time).
A very steep and precarious staircase runs up the interior of the tower. It looks more like a series of ladders, so only climb to the summit if you’re not afraid of heights. The top gives you a nice view over the Mekong and Kampong Cham town on the opposite riverbank.
East side of Mekong River next to the bridge Kampong Cham