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Cambodia Kratie Province

Kratie is a province 200km northeastern of Phnom Penh. The province is densely forested The capital is located on the mekong river and is most known for the rare Irrawaddy dolphins.

Cambodia Kratie Province - Good to know...

  • Capital: Kratie
  • Population: 320'000
  • Location: 200km Northeastern of Phnom Penh on the Mekong river and Vietnam border.
  • Etymology: Most people are Khmer.
  • Vietnam Border Crossing:
  • Province Governor: Kham Phoeun.

  • Lon Nol was the province's governor in 1945.
  • During foreign incursions and the civil wars into Cambodia, Kratiť especially saw heavy fighting.
  • During Operation Menu, Kratiť was heavily bombed by the United States.
  • Recovering unexploded ordnance and de-mining has been a major recent initiative.
  • The Mekong River flows from the north to the south of the province; approximately 140 km of the river is located in Kratiť.
  • The river is home to Irrawaddy dolphins.
  • There are hundreds of seasonally flooded islands in the river.
  • As of 2007, the Cambodian government planned to build a dam on the Mekong River near Kratiť town.
  • The province is mostly covered in dense forest.
  • Craters from Operation Menu bombings during the Vietnam War, some of which are filled with water, are still visible in the countryside.
  • Flooding is frequent in Kratiť; the Mekong may overflow by as much as 4 m during the rainy season.
  • Kratiť is known for its attractive riverside scenery and its green villages and paddies.
  • Most Kratiť residents are subsistence farmers or fishers.
  • Thirty percent of Kratiť households live on less than US$1 per day.
  • Some gold mining occurs in Kratiť.
  • Illegal logging supervised by provincial officials is a problem.
  • Kratiť has the potential to be an ecotourism destination.
  • Kratiť's road system is poorly developed.
  • Malaria is hyperendemic in Kratiť's forests.
  • Kratiť is home to seven indigenous groups

Cambodia Kratie City - Info

  • Population: 13'000
  • The city is dominated by a central marketplace surrounded by old, French colonial buildings.
  • The picturesque town contains big islands with white sand beaches out front that bends in the river.
  • The stretch of river north of the city is home to a group of rare Irrawaddy dolphins.
  • By Boat: With the improvement of the roads, ferry services along the Mekong River from Kampong Cham no longer run.
  • Bicycles: by far the best way to get around Kratie and enjoy the town at your own pace. Most guesthouses will organize you one.
  • Given the tiny size of the town, you won't need one to do anything within Kratie itsel.
  • Koh Trong: 1km wide. 11km long. Island in the middle of the Mekong River. Opposite Kratie town.

Cambodia Kratie Province - Attractions

  • Phnom Pram Poan mountain range
  • Phnom Prech
  • Phnom Sombok: 10km north of Kratie.
  • Sambor: 40km from Kratie.Pre Angkorian era settlement. The original structure is no longer standing, in its place is a reconstructed temple.
  • Basket weaver villages: 15km south of Kratie. 3 villages. The biggest is the Cham village with 4000 villagers.
  • Rubber plantations.
  • concrete Animals: All around town.

  • Cambodian Pride Tours
  • Koh Trong
  • Cambodian Rural Development Tours

Cambodia Kratie City - Eat

  • Red Sun Falling
  • Mekong

Cambodia Kratie Province - Hotels

  • Balcony Guesthouse: $5
  • Heng Heng Guesthouse:
  • Hour Bunny Hotel
  • Le Bungalow Hotel: $59+
  • Ly-Cheu Hotel: $26
  • Morhaoutdom Hotel
  • Oudom Sambath Hotel
  • Rajabori Villas Resort: $52. Koh Trong Island. (Former name Sala Koh Trong)
  • Relais de Chhlong: $80+
  • Riverside Hotel
  • Silver Dolphin Guesthouse
  • You Hong Guesthouse: $5

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