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Ratanakiri - Ban Lung

  • Harry05

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    A few questions about Ban Lung - Ratanankiri, will be there in february for about 4D/3N.
    * good budget place to stay?
    * advice on good tours, things to be seen (nature, villages etc)?
    * is it possible/worth visiting Virachey NP from Ban Lung (which company?)
    * how will the weather be in febr.?
    Thanks in advance for answering,

    #1 Posted: 7/10/2007 - 23:11

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  • somtam2000

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    All the budget roads in Ban Lung lead to Mr Leng and the Ratanak Hotel. The latter was pretty diveish when I was last there (a couple of years back) but I can't imagine it has improved with age...

    Mr Leng is the local fixer who can arrange pretty much anything - he's also a hopeless gossip and amusing company for a beer or two. Aside from the volcano lake, there's a bunch of other things to do -- the most interesting thing I did was to travel by motorbike then boat to the minority cemeteries a few hours away -- fascinating. For some reason that info isn't showing up in our Ban Lung section, so I'll see if I can dig it up and get it onto the site.

    I didn't go to Virachay, but Mr Leng and also Tribal Hotel were offering one, two and three day trips up into the park -- sounded very good - I just didn't have time to get up there.

    If you've got time, there's some great things to do up there - we were offered the chance to head by boat from Ban Lung west to the Mekong at Stung Treng -- a two day one night trip (sleep in a village halfway) -- sounded great, but again, didn't have enough time.

    Hope that helps

    #2 Posted: 8/10/2007 - 13:16

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