Kampong Siem District

Kampong Siem District (Khmer: ស្រុកកំពង់សៀម) is a district (srok) located in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. The district surrounds the provincial capital Kampong Cham City. The administrative center of the district locates not far from the Provincial capital of Kampong Cham in Ampil Leu Village, Ampil Commune about 3 km west from the center of Kampong Cham city on National Highway 7 and is 120 kilometres by road from Phnom Penh. The district borders on the western bank of the Mekong for most of its length.

In February 2007 the United States Peace Corps sent 29 volunteers to live in Kampong Siem District. This marked the beginning of the first ever Peace Corps mission in Cambodia. During a nine week stay in the district the group of volunteers from San Francisco studied the Khmer language, acclimatised themselves to the local way of life, tried eating deep fried tarantulas and began teaching English.

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