Located in the far northwest of Siem Reap, Srei Snam borders Banteay Meanchey Province. Tourism has not yet touched this small district, but its extensive network of reservoirs, canals and irrigation make it one of the most fertile districts in the province. However, there has been a drain in population with a number of young people migrating to Thailand to seek work. There are some ancient Angkor bridges located in remote parts of Srei Snam, a legacy of the ancient highway that once linked Banteay Chhmar temple with the capital at Angkor. Stung Sreng is one of the longest rivers in Siem Reap Province and the Phnom Srei Dam has the potential for boating, bird watching and other ecotourism activities. The extensive irrigation network in this district attracts rare large water birds from nearby Ang Trapaeng Thmor in Banteay Meanchey Province, including the sarus crane, the world’s tallest bird.
Area: 958 sq km
Population Density: 40 people/sq km
District Capital: Chroy Neang Noun