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Pailin

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  • Gem Mining
    3 stars

    They were friendly enough to let us give it a try and gave us a few of the pretty, but too small to be worth anything chips of precious stones. Sapphires and rubies are among the sought after gems, though these days very few remain. Gems are available for purchase at the various shops around town; ... read more

  • Otavao Waterfall
    3 stars

    An unnamed restaurant is at the top and offers Khmer food and cold drinks. It's a great place to rest as it overlooks the falls and offers marvellous views of the surrounding lush scenery. Several canopies are dotted along the falls and serve as good spots for resting or a picnic. It's best ... read more

  • Wat Phnom Yat
    2.5 stars

    The gruesome series of statues are quite fascinating, as they depict sinners being severely punished. "The liar" is having his tongue removed, two unfortunate law-breakers are about to be boiled alive and "the adulterous couple" are climbing up a spiky tree in the nude, ouch! Behind all the ... read more


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