Kampong Thom refers to the name of a province and to the name of its capital city, in central Cambodia. The city is located 2 hours driving of south Siem Reap. Regarding Kampong Thom Province, it is the second largest of the country by area. The city itself is nice, featuring a market called Psar Kampong Thom as the epicenter of activities. Nevertheless, the main cultural sites lie in the surroundings. 30 kilometers north, the Sambor Preikuk complex comprises several Pre-Angkorian buildings of Chenla era (6th to 9th centuries AD). It is divided in three main groups: Prasat Sambor features a temple that is considered to be the main one of the complex, Prasat Yeah Puon contains 22 sanctuaries, whereas Prasat Boram is best known for its lion sculptures. Besides, 17 kilometers south of Kampong Thom City lies Phnom Santuk, literally Santuk Hill, that actually comprises four sacred mountains. Atop one of them there are Buddha sculptures; some are 10-meter high.