Visit Ratanakiri, Cambodia
Rarely visited, this remote region was once the base for the infamous Khmer Rouge. Nowadays, you can visit Kreung villages, famous for their traditional cemeteries and unique burial rituals.
In the far northeast of the country lies the province of Ratanakiri.
Recent history of Ratanakiri
Rarely visited, this remote region is rich in natural beauty with cascading waterfalls and rivers traversing the lush forests. During the 1960s, Ratanakiri was the base for the infamous Khmer Rouge, and where Pol Pot spent much of his time.
The crystal clear waters of Boeng Yeak Loam crater lake, near Ban Lung, make for a refreshing dip and at sunset the sky is ablaze with colour.
Unique culture of Kreung villages
Take a river journey up the Ton Le San to the hidden Kreung villages famous for their traditional cemeteries, complete with carved effigies and unique burial rituals. The stilted male and female huts found here give you a glimpse of the fascinating courting practices of the tribe.
Laotian and Chinese communities can also be found in the area along with many minority tribes, making the region a melting pot of cultures.
Map of Ratanakiri
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Ratanakiri
- Ban Lung Ratanakiri
- Sen Monorom 90 miles away
- Mondulkiri 91 miles away
- Kratie & Chhlong 108 miles away
- Preah Vihear 161 miles away
- Phnom Penh 205 miles away
- Temples of Angkor 211 miles away
- Siem Reap 212 miles away
- Battambang 258 miles away
- Banteay Chhmar 261 miles away
- Kampot 288 miles away
- Kep 288 miles away
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