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Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri is Cambodia's wild east, a world unlike any other. Ditch the rice paddies and palm trees, cascading waterfalls and indigenous villages steeped in tradition. Here, elephants roam freely, endangered wildlife thrives, and you can even visit ethical sanctuaries dedicated to their protection. But that's not all! Join us on journeys to Mondulkiri!

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Overview Mondulkiri

1. LOCATION

In the very east of Cambodia, which shares the boundary with Vietnam, that is where the province of Mondulkiri nestled down. Being a highland region, the province is surrounded by numerous mountains and owns big wide old forests, and jungles that haven’t yet been exploited.

Excursion to Mondulkiri

Excursion to Mondulkiri 

As a fact, its population is low and scattered, so when visiting Mondulkiri, you can enjoy the calm and fresh atmosphere of the tranquil little town and magnificent natural landscape.

2. BEST TIME TO VISIT MONDULKIRI

The weather turns 3 times around the year but thanks to its high location, the temperature is rather easier than in lowland.

June to October: it is the monsoon time, as being a mountainous region, rain can cause flood and landslide

Trekking tour in Mondulkiri

Trekking tour in Mondulkiri

From July to September, the region's bar carries a large amount of rainfall.

November to May: it is dry season. The temperature available at the time is about 25°C. From March to May, it is the hottest time in the region, and the temperature can rise to 30°C.

magnificent waterfall in Mondulkiri

Magnificent waterfall in Mondulkiri

November to February: it is considered to be the best time to visit Mondulkiri as the weather is cool and warm, the sun shines all day, and many tourist spots are available.

3. THINGS TO DO IN MONDULKIRI

Immerse in the Chill Water of Waterfalls

In Mondulkiri, over 60 waterfalls are found spectacularly of pure nature. One thing is for sure, those streams here can satisfy your desire for a perfect waterfall. As too many places to go, and less time to have, then put these names on your list for soon visiting:

  • South Waterfall: not the most gorgeous one but the nearest, also charming as well. Located 5.5 km to the southwest of the town. The 8-meter waterfall provides an ideal flat space for swimming and picnicking.

Waterfall in Mondilkiri is a must-visit destination

Waterfall in Mondilkiri is a must-visit destination

  • Lak Bok Bras waterfall: 13 km away from the provincial town. The waterfall is about 10 meters in height and 20 meters in diameter (rises on monsoon). It is surrounded by a chocolate-box forest. Around its area, many families and tribes had settled down.
  • Bou Sra waterfall: outstanding and still preserves its natural beauty. Located 45 km away from the provincial town. Zip lining is available. The picturesque landscape of cascading rocky waterfall and the green jungle around would make you love it more.

Explore the Local Villages

The mountainous region is where the ethnic tribes settle down. A trip to Mondulkiri will help you have a closer look at their life. On your way to Bou Sra waterfall, the village of Pahlung (8 km away) stands still in the flat grass. Also, the village is a popular excursion center in Cambodia. Besides contemplating the rural picture, you can also experience elephant riding.

The local Mondulkiri village

The local Mondulkiri village

About 15 15-minute ride by car, you can reach one of the main tourist attractions in Mondulkiri – Pou Lung village. The village is famous for being rich in historical tradition and customs, also the special location along the mouth of the valley has contributed a lot to its mystic beauty.

Visit the Phnom Prich Sanctuary

With a size of over 2,218 square km, the sanctuary is home to many species and diverse flora and fauna. In the wild tropical forest, many kinds of birds, mammals, and reptiles are living. From the tourist center, visitors can get acknowledgment of the sanction before taking on an excursion.

Phnom Prich Sanctuary

Phnom Prich Sanctuary

Also, you can ask for a tour guide to take you to places in the forest to see the animals. Half-day and full-day trips are available. Camping is also allowed. Among those captivating forests and rivers, enjoy your time.

Meet the Elephants at Elephant Valley Project

Take the No.76 road and you can easily get to the spots. This place is famous for owning many elephants, a small museum for the overview of the elephants, and the entertaining activities it provides. When you arrive, there is a guide to show you how to feed and ride the creature.

Elephant Valley Project

Elephant Valley Project

Also, he tells us about the whole story of elephants like how to train them, where to find them, how to catch the elephant, how to breed them, and so on. If you want, you can stay for a few days at the regional resorts to have more time with the elephant.

Beautiful landscape in Mondulkiri

Beautiful landscape in Mondulkiri

With the beautiful landscape of the jungle and the experience you are going to have, you are sure to have a memorable trip.

Explore the Plantation of the Pine Trees

The whole spacious plantation is laid on the high land that is 8 km away from the central town. Pine trees had been grown in rows, they had to cover the region in green, and the grass colors a yellow on the ground.

Mondulkiri - An ideal eco-tourism area in Cambodia

Mondulkiri - An ideal eco-tourism area in Cambodia

The plantation is believed to have been built in 1970. When you arrive, trek around the station for a catchy view and shoot some pictures to save for memory.

4. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • Learn some Cambodian basic language.
  • Learn to bargain at the market.

Off-the-beaten-path adventure in Mondulkiri

Off-the-beaten-path adventure in Mondulkiri

  • Prepare cash as most stores and stalls in the market will not take credit cards.
  • Bring along toilet paper.
  • Don’t be trapped in a conflict or fight with locals.
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