Nestled amongst rolling hills, green meadows and lush forests lies Sen Monorom, the tiny capital of Mondulkiri.
Life here takes on a slower pace than elsewhere in Cambodia and the small market in the centre of town is the bustling hub of the community.
Sen Monorom is an excellent starting point for numerous mini-adventures that explore the region.
Mondulkiri is most famous for elephant trekking and the small villages of Phulung and Putang, just outside Sen Monorom, are the starting point for treks that vary in length from two hours to two days. Shorter treks journey through small villages and into the fringes of theforest, whilst longer options venture deep into the jungle past refreshing waterfalls where few visitors go.
Bou Sraa Waterfalls
The mighty Bou Sraa Waterfalls are the largest and most famous in Cambodia, and are celebrated in song throughout the country, despite most Cambodians never having visited them.
Many ethnic minority villages can be visited in Mondulkiri and this is an eye-opening experience. For example, the hill tribes of Mondulkiri enjoy a different culture to those in other provinces and this is evident in the unique architecture of their homes and communal lifestyle.
While accommodation options here are basic, new guesthouses are constantly opening. We recommend at least three nights in Sen Monorom to fully appreciate the hidden delights of this province.
Suggested Sen Monorom itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Sen Monorom, 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 Sen Monorom
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Places near Sen Monorom
- Mondulkiri 5 miles away
- Kratie & Chhlong 79 miles away
- Ratanakiri 90 miles away
- Ban Lung 90 miles away
- Phnom Penh 166 miles away
- Preah Vihear 216 miles away
- Siem Reap 233 miles away
- Temples of Angkor 234 miles away
- Kep 238 miles away
- Kampot 241 miles away
- Battambang 273 miles away
- Sihanoukville 280 miles away
- Koh Kong 291 miles away
- Banteay Chhmar 297 miles away
Accommodation choices for Sen Monorom
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Sen Monorom. 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 Sen Monorom
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