I'd long considered the overland trip from the capital of Mondulkiri, Sen Monorom, to Rattanakiri's capital of Ban Lung, but the combination of my not being a particularly accomplished motorcyclist, and not knowing of any other means to do it, had led me to settle on a trip to Sen Monorom alone. So imagine my surprise when, as I walked into Sen Monorom from Vibol's Guesthouse, two Daelim drivers ... Read more about The Death Highway .
If you’re ready to escape the heat and humidity that blankets most of Cambodia, try heading up to the Mondulkiri area and spending a weekend in Sen Monorom. The cooler, temperate climate of the mountainous northeast is a refreshing change and you’ll get to experience a side of Cambodia most tourists ... Read more about A weekend in Sen Monorom .
Elephant Vally Project offers full day experiences as well as multiday volunteering opportunities, shepherded by charismatic program leaders Englishman Jack Highwood and Australian Jemma Bullock. The two are happy to answer questions about elephant biology, behaviour, and conservation in Cambodia, and the ins-and-outs of running an operation as complicated and involved as a Cambodian elephant ... Read more about Elephant Valley Project .
The dramatic 3-stage falls create a natural and relatively safe swimming pool, which is popular with both locals and visitors alike during the warmer months. Beautiful nature photography is a possibility here, as is just hanging out and enjoying lunch in a relatively pristine and quiet piece of natural Cambodia. A planned tourist development here never really took off to Bou Sra Falls remote ... Read more about Bou Sra Waterfall and other waterfalls around Sen Monorom .
This small town isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but it's pleasant to walk around and see how these people live in a rather remote slice of Cambodia. Some traditional Bunong straw huts are still in existence, while most people reside in large, stilted wooden houses, with higher ceilings than lowland Cambodian dwellings. The Bunong weaving centre employs women making traditional shawls -- an art ... Read more about Bou Sra .
For the outdoors lovers and adventurers, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri in northeastern Cambodia are a dream come true, with the rugged landscape offering a variety of opportunities for outdoor fun. In particular, the new road from Sen Monorom to Banlung is still unpaved but in relatively good condition, so if you are in the mood for something a little more daring, try taking the old road by dirt ... Read more about Off-roading from Sen Monorom to Banlung .
Located before the air strip, 7 km down a side dirt road off the road to Bou Sra, this is a great place to ask your motodop to stop after returning from the waterfalls from a long day of trekking and swimming. You can also stop at Phnom Doh Kromom Pagoda, which is a small temple off the next road to the right heading toward the traffic circle. For the sunset view, on the road back to town, ... Read more about Sunset Hill and Phnom Doh Kromom Pagoda .
Elephant treks can be arranged through just about every tourist agency and accommodation in Mondulkiri. Full day treks start at 8:00 and run about $60 for two people, including transport to and from Butang (a Bunong village which is the trek starting point,) lunch, and water. Expect about two hours of riding through the words to reach a small waterfall to eat lunch and wash the elephants. ... Read more about Elephant treks .