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Pailin

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  • Gem Mining
    3 stars

    If you want to see the local gem miners in action, you'll probably need the assistance of a local guide. Our guide asked around and made a few stops before we finally came across a couple of locals panning through the sands along a riverbank. They were friendly enough to let us give it a try and ... read more

  • Otavao Waterfall
    3 stars

    If you're going to spend the day in Pailin, Otavao Waterfall is the area's top attraction. It's an easy trek to the top with several different sets of stairs along the way that lead down to the falls. An unnamed restaurant is at the top and offers Khmer food and cold drinks. It's a great place to ... read more

  • Wat Phnom Yat
    2.5 stars

    If you've got a little time on your hands, a visit to Wat Phnom Yat, a nearby hilltop temple, is a good way to spend an hour or so. The gruesome series of statues are quite fascinating, as they depict sinners being severely punished. "The liar" is having his tongue removed, two unfortunate ... read more


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