Say “Kratie!” to any Khmer (or any Khmer fisherman who happens to fish near Kratie) and they’ll probably say, “Dolphins!” Well, not really, but if you happened to come across an English-speaking Khmer fisherman who happened to fish in the waters north of Kratie they might say that, but as most fishermen you meet in Cambodia probably don’t speak English nor fish near Kratie, you’ll ... Read more about Things to do in Kratie .
So there are the dolphins. A common misconception is that the dolphins can be seen from Kratie town. They hang out at Kampi, some 20 kilometres north of Kratie along the river road. Any motodop will take you there. You can also get there under your own steam -- by motorbike, bicycle or car hire ($5, $2, $12 per day respectively). It's a very straightforward route -- just keep riding straight ... Read more about Dolphin watching near Kratie .
If you have the time, a half day -- preferably the afternoon -- spent cycling around here is very well warranted. You can rent bicycles on the island, or you can take one across from Kratie on the small boats that run back and forth between the two. The ferry costs 1,000 riel per person (bikes are free). Bicycles can be hired on the island for $1 and a small restaurant does basic staples, plus a ... Read more about Koh Trong .
Inside Le Relais, a lovely hotel on the edge of town, is a former prison where skulls of Khmer Rouge detainees remain. Also in Chhlong you'll find a hilltop pagoda that is surrounded by war-era pillboxes and a police base that are both work a look on your way out of town. Chhlong is about an hour and a half south by motorbike -- a morning trip with a motodop should cost you about $13 to ... Read more about Chhlong .