Oudong Mountain (Cambodia)(34)

About 40 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh along National Route 5, a mountain topped with the spires of stupas rears from the plain like a fairytale castle. This is Phnom Oudong, at one time an ancient capital. As the capital, it was called Oudong Meanchey; Oudong means noble or excellent, and Meanchey means victory.¬†From 1618…