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The French Tower

Along the Mekong River, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
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Disappointed

Not well maintained, even dangerous to go up and down the steep iron stairs. Better enjoy the tower... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MenW13
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Kampong Cham, Cambodia
via mobile
Look lnteresting from waterfront across the river

This tower looks good across the river but is rundown and sad from close up Stop and look if you... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
vetran2015
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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“great view” (4 reviews)
“mekong river” (5 reviews)
“ladder” (13 reviews)
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Along the Mekong River, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not well maintained, even dangerous to go up and down the steep iron stairs. Better enjoy the tower with a cold beer from the other side of the Mekong or go to the Olympic size swimming pool in town.

Thank MenW13
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This tower looks good across the river but is rundown and sad from close up Stop and look if you are crossing the Mekong bridge otherwise dont bother

Thank vetran2015
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The old French lighthouse gives you good views over the riverside promenade on the other side of the river. Sunsets should be revarding, if you have good weather. Beware that the stairs/ladders up are very steep!

Thank g4l4xy
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited this tower as a family (Mum, Dad and 3 kids aged 9, 7, 5) as part of a tuk tuk tour. We found our driver to be very helpful with explaining the history and meaning behind this tower. We thought we would give...More

Thank goodmclean
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A visit is made all the better if you know the history. Very accessible but the climb to the top not for everyone.

Thank Muruk
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The tower looks especially beautiful when it is seen from the Mekong bridge. I'm not sure what was its purpose but it looks nice and unusual.

Thank Aleksandraaaa
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If we would not have seen it at tripadvisor we would not have seen it, even we passed by - nothing special... basically ruined tower next to bridge

Thank juergen p
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

If you even THINK you might have vertigo or if you have a bad back or bad knees this isn't one for you. If you're looking at the lighthouse from the 'mainland' you can walk to the base of the Kizuna bridge and you'll find...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing view from the top- but the climb was frightening! Very steep climb! More of a ladder. But if you can get over it the view from the top is amazing! And Free! There's a little shop near the lighthouse and cabanas. We sat in...More

Thank justyna5
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The French Tower was interesting. I wouldn't spend a lot of time there, but 30 min was good to climb to the top and see the beautiful view. The architecture was interesting.

Thank Penny B
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