Ratanakiri travel

Located on the northeastern highlands, sometimes called Far West Khmer, Ratanakiri region is easily accessible. It consists of mountain...

Located on the northeastern highlands, sometimes called Far West Khmer, Ratanakiri region is easily accessible. It consists of mountainous landscapes and rolling green hills, plantations, rivers and it is the homeland of proto-Indo-Chinese ethnic minorities: Kroeungs, Kacos, Kachaks, Jaraïs and Braus - original inhabitants of these highlands. They live along the reddened laterite trails along forest and subtropical jungles still haunted by some wild tigers, elephants and by a whole pantheon of geniuses formidable.

Ratanakiri has everything to become a dream destination for travelers seeking adventure and authenticity. Banlung, the starting point of excursions, is the capital of the region. Tourists can spend several nights at this region because of the variety of the accommodation. It is also possibility to stay comfortably in historic accommodation (the former residence of the Governor of the province). From there, you can spend one or several days on making excursions in the area, exploring jungles, rivers and villages of ethnic minorities.

Some sites:
- The volcanic lake Yeak LEOM: It is a beautiful lake with crystal clear water surrounded by forest slender. Tourist will have opportunity to take a bath and go hiking on the trail around the lake.
- The Ta Veng ethnic village: This village is close to the border with Laos. It is populated by Kroeungs - the original ethnic Austroasiatic. They are known for the particular architecture of the houses.
- The village of Kachaun: You can travel to the village either by road or by boat on the Tonle San River. The village is famous for its funerary totems. Most of the inhabitants are the Chinese origin.
Apart from these sites, it is possible to make treks of one or more days, see eight or ten days in the jungle through the night in the villages, in huts or in hammocks jungle.



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