Kirirom National Park

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Kirirom National Park
Preah Suramarit-Kossamak Kirirom National Park
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A natural lake in Kirirom
Map showing the location of Kirirom National Park
Map showing the location of Kirirom National Park
Location within Cambodia
LocationPhnom Sruoch District, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia
Nearest cityChbar Mon
Coordinates11°18′37″N 104°03′04″E / 11.31022059°N 104.05102995°E / 11.31022059; 104.05102995Coordinates: 11°18′37″N 104°03′04″E / 11.31022059°N 104.05102995°E / 11.31022059; 104.05102995
Area283.75 km2 (109.56 sq mi)

The Kirirom National Park (Khmer: ឧទ្យានជាតិគិរីរម្យ), officially the Preah Suramarit-Kossamak Kirirom National Park (Khmer: ឧទ្យានជាតិព្រះសុរាម្រិត-កុសមៈ គិរីរម្យ), is a national park in Cambodia. It is located mostly in Phnom Sruoch District, Kampong Speu Province, while a smaller section is in neighboring Koh Kong Province.[2]


The meaning of "Kirirom" is "Happy Mountain". This name was given to the area by King Monivong in the 1930s. The ancient name of the place was Phnom Vorvong Sorvong for the main two hills there were connected with the Cambodian popular legend about two heroic princely brothers, Vorvong and Sorvong.


The park extends over the eastern part of the Cardamom Mountains. It is located 112 km from Phnom Penh of National Highway 4 on the road to Sihanoukville.

Lying at 675m (2,215 ft) above sea level, Kirirom was Cambodia's first officially designated national park.[3]

It contains many footpaths through the forests with a number of small lakes and waterfalls and was once used as a refuge by the Khmer Rouge.[4]


  1. ^ a b Protected Planet (2018). "Kirirom National Park". United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 26 Dec 2018.
  2. ^ Kirirom National Park, Cambodia Archived 2009-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Forbes, Andrew (2006). Insight Compact Guide: Cambodia, pp. 41. APA Publications and GeoCenter International Limited in association with The Discovery Channel ISBN 9789812584854
  4. ^ "KampucheaLibre, 23 November 2006". Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2008.