Cambodia - Eastern Cambodia (Chapter)
This is the Eastern Cambodia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cambodia guidebook.
Home to diverse landscapes and peoples, the ‘Wild East’ - with the forested mountains of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri Provinces - shatters the illusion that the country is all paddy fields and sugar palms. Rare forest elephants and vocal primates are found here, and the endangered freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin can be seen year-round near Kratie. Thundering waterfalls, crater lakes and meandering rivers characterise the landscape, and trekking, biking, kayaking and elephant experiences are all taking off. The rolling hills and lush forests also provide a home to many ethnic minority groups.
- Experience the ‘real Cambodia’ on bike, foot or kayak along the Mekong Discovery Trail around Kratie and Stung Treng
- Soak up the charms of relaxing Kompong Cham, gateway to historic temples, lush countryside and friendly locals
- Observe elephants in their element at the Elephant Valley Project in Mondulkiri
- Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the crater lake of Boeng Yeak Lom in Ratanakiri
- Catch a glimpse of the rare freshwater Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin near Kratie or O’Svay
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kompong Cham Province, Kompong Cham, Around Kompong Cham, Kratie Province, Kratie, Around Kratie, Chhlong, Stung Treng Province, Stung Treng, Around Stung Treng, Ratanakiri Province, Ban Lung, Around Ban Lung, Mondulkiri Province and Sen Monorom.
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