Prey Veng is a province of Cambodia. The capital is Prey Veng town.The National Road 1 passes through, which links Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City and is one of the busiest roads in the country.This densely populated agricultural region is located on the east bank of the Mekong. The name literally means "long forest" in khmer, but the last great forests have gradually disappeared there over 30 years to provide for agricultural land.Ba Phnom is located 78 kilometers east of Phnom Penh and 45 kilometres south of the provincial capital. Its name literally means "ancestor of the hill". There is actually a mound of 139 meters.The provincial capital is located on the National Road 11 between Nak Loeung and Kampong Cham. It is located about 2 and half hours by road from Phnom Penh and 3 hours from Ho Chi Minh City. This quaint town is off the usual tourist trail and is uncrowded. It houses several old dilapidated colonial homes.