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Overview of Kompong Speu All Provincial Guide

Kampong Speu, west of Phnom Penh and almost on the capital's doorstep, is a province often overlooked, but an ideal place to get off the beaten track. Speu is the Khmer word for starfruit, but Kampong Speu is actually famous for its palm sugar, considered the best in the Kingdom. It also produces plenty of teuk t'not chu, or palm wine.

Mount Aoral (Phnom Aoral)'s tallest mountain located in this landlocked province bordered by Kandal, Koh Kong, Pursat, Kampot, Takeo and Kampong Chhnang. This is at 1813 meters above sea level.

Kampong Speu province palm sugar, awarded a geographic indication by the government in April, is set for increased overseas export despite limited capacity and poor production methods, traders said on December 5, 2010. Chhon Ravuth, general manager of the beverage-maker Confirel, a buyer and exporter of palm-produced products in Cambodia, said his company was looking for new markets to sell GI Kampong Speu sugar, even though it was little known to the outside world.

A geographic indication certifies that a product comes from a particular location and may possess certain qualities or enjoy an enhanced reputation.


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