Battambang: A variety of fruit trees and tourist attractionsIn Samlot District, people are growing a variety of fruits to increase their family's income. All of these are also tourist attractions for Samlot, which borders the Thai-Cambodian border.

Samlaut District, about 85 kilometers from the provincial town of Battambang, is bordered to the north by Pailin and Ratanak south to Veal Veng district. Pursat province east borders Kratul district and west of Trat province of Thailand. Samlaut district was a former Khmer Rouge military's long standing position against the Kampuchean military. The district is rich in landmines and landmines, but on the ground, on trees and in water, but forces by CMAC forces Land clearance from landmines continues and people have the opportunity to grow agricultural crops. In addition, the geographical factors of Samlaut include the main rivers and streams that supply the Sangker River, and even The largest reservoir in Battambang is the multi-purpose dam. Nevertheless, the residents of Samlot produce very little rice because the district is mountainous, but the land seems favorable to the crop industry. Combine special vegetables, fruits and fruits.

In Samlot district, there is a dominant fruit crop, such as Thurr. Tranang or Pailin cultivars, oranges, oranges, pineapple and pineapples, all of which have a total area of Nearly 2,000 hectares, with those crops, can be exported to Battambang, Phnom Penh and other provinces. In the past, the district authorities have asked the experts of Thailand's Trat province as well as other experts to help train them. To local farmers in the techniques of growing durian, planting some fruit trees, how to care for vaccines, or treatment for the disease It yields good results when it does.

Tha Lilyin, a resident of Kantout village, Samlot commune, said that besides being a teacher, he planted his crops by planting rice.
It is difficult to cultivate and difficult to maintain, but when it comes to the tattoo it is worth the money and the time it takes to grow. Because the field is high in value, his fields are harvested every time he visits the fields every day. Especially on weekends. When they return, they buy more or less the fruit they eat. His grains ranged from three years old to more than 10 years old, totaling about 700 plants planted on four hectares of land, yielding them. Fewer by age, but with advancing age can harvest 30-100kg and earn a family income Also polite.

Chea Sokla, who lives in Kantout village, Samlot commune, said that her family, besides growing the durian, also had a good rattan crop. By three years, the crop is already harvesting slowly. Beginning, the price of this year's rambutan can ripen at 8,000 riel per kg and currently down to 6,000 riel. While each year, it costs only 6,000 riel.

Another woman, Heng Ron, who lives in Kantout village, Samlot commune, said her family planted honey with pineapple. Only 6 months can produce fruit, but only two years when the head is growing From 1 kg to over 3 kg, the cost per kg is 2500 riels.

Also, other crops such as pepper, cassava, red corn, soybeans, Svay Rieng Turmeric, sugarcane, sesame, cassava, rubber, etc. are also cultivated by many hectares of cassava. Samlot district not only has the potential of agriculture, it also has tourism potential because of its tourist location. Many beautiful places include the Ou Jiang River, the waterfall, the waterfall, the orchards, the waterfalls, the 400 block of the border with Thailand and Phnom Bat, etc., which, together with the more convenient routes, have attracted both national and international tourists. Year after year.

By: Ong Saram