Category: Cambodia Travel Guide

Kbal Chhay Cascades

Kbal Chhay Cascades

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A popular spot with domestic tourists as it was featured in the Cambodian movie Chao Pos Keng Kong (The Giant Snake), the Kbal Chhay Cascades offer the chance of a refreshing dip. Upstream there are rocky ledges and sandy coves for sunbathing. However, the water flow reduces toward the end of the rainy season and […]

Ream National Park

Ream National Park

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Encompassing 82 sq miles (212 sq km) of coastal land, the varied landscape of Ream  National Park includes white- sand beaches, mangrove forests, and the Prek Toeuk Sap Estuary. The park’s marine section comprises the islands of Koh Thmei and Koh Seh, as well as some offshore coral reefs. Thmor Thom, a fishing community consisting […]

Exploring Southern Cambodia

Exploring Southern Cambodia

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A heady combination of beaches, islands, and national parks makes Southern Cambodia a delight to explore. Koh Kong, near the Thai border, is beginning to establish itself as an ecotourism center, with picturesque waterfalls, forests, and mangrove preserves. In the south, bustling Sihanoukville has some of Southeast Asia’s most gorgeous beaches and pristine offshore islands. […]

Southern Cambodia

Southern Cambodia

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The most relaxed, lush part of the country, Southern Cambodia is blessed with dazzling white-sand beaches and richly forested national parks. Faded Colonial architecture, lively beach bars, and beautiful virgin islands are on offer in this sparsely populated region. Visitors can engage in a variety of activities, from jungle treks and boat trips to snorkeling […]

Bonsraa Waterfalls

Bonsraa Waterfalls

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Accessed via a toll road from Sen Monorom, the Bonsraa Waterfalls are now easy to reach and lie 22 miles (35 km) west of the Vietnamese border. This double-tiered waterfall, plunging some 115 ft (35 m) into dense jungle, is the country’s most famous and dramatic cascade. The upper tier of the waterfall is 33 […]

Sen Monorom

Sen Monorom

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Capital of Mondulkiri, the largest of Cambodia’s provinces, Sen Monorom is a picturesque little place often referred to as “the Switzerland of Cambodia” for its grassy landscape, rolling hills, and two large lakes. Covering a very small area, this sparsely populated town has a marketplace and a few guesthouses. The area is rich in river […]

Yaek Lom Lake

Yaek Lom Lake

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Believed to have been formed some 700,000 years ago, this volcanic, bottle-green crater lake is the main attraction around Ban Lung. The lake is ringed by thick green jungle and when viewed aerially, it forms a near perfect circle. The area is peaceful and a  visit here makes for a memorable day with morning swims  […]

Ban Lung

Ban Lung

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The country’s northernmost region, Ratanakiri province is often referred to as the Wild East, of which Ban Lung is the provincial capital. The town’s nickname, dey krakhorm, meaning red earth, derives from the red dust that settles on everything from people’s faces to the leaves of trees, giving the place a surreal autumnal feel. Ban […]

Stung Treng

Stung Treng

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Once a Lao-French admini- stered outpost, the town of  Stung Treng is now on the tourist map thanks to a new bridge and a cross-country road. Ironically, these make it easy to pass through the town without breaking the journey.  Much of Stung Treng province’s traffic still moves by  water; the province is criss- crossed […]

Kratie

Kratie

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Once an isolated backwater and only navigable by boat, Kratie now enjoys decent road links with the Lao border, Kompong Cham, Stung Treng, and Phnom Penh, making it a major crossroad both for foreigners and local trade.  However, this Mekong- bordered town, formerly  administered by the French, is still a sleepy place with a thriving […]