A pretty, bustling town with plenty of character, Kratie is a popular stopover point on the overland route into Cambodia from Laos.
Irrawaddy dolphins of Kratie
It is known for its small population of rare Irrawaddy dolphins. There are thought to be only 75 remaining and conservationists are working hard to preserve their habitat. Fortunately for visitors, they are reasonably easy to spot as they arc above the river waters, particularly during the dry season.
A short drive south of Kratie, the sleepy town of Chhlong makes an alternative base as it has an interesting market and some attractive colonial buildings: these include the gorgeous Relais de Chhlong, a stunning French mansion overlooking the Mekong, which has recently been converted into a hotel.
Suggested Kratie & Chhlong itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kratie & Chhlong, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Kratie & Chhlong
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Places near Kratie & Chhlong
- Sen Monorom 79 miles away
- Mondulkiri 83 miles away
- Phnom Penh 99 miles away
- Ratanakiri 108 miles away
- Ban Lung 109 miles away
- Siem Reap 158 miles away
- Temples of Angkor 159 miles away
- Preah Vihear 160 miles away
- Kampot 181 miles away
- Kep 181 miles away
- Battambang 196 miles away
- Sihanoukville 215 miles away
- Koh Kong 215 miles away
- Banteay Chhmar 225 miles away
Accommodation choices for Kratie & Chhlong
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kratie & Chhlong. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Kratie & Chhlong
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