Cambodia’s east contains some of the most spectacular opportunities to immerse in pristine landscapes and a way of life that remains unchanged while unique to the people of this region. Forest elephants still roam in the northern jungle and the endangered freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins can be seen swimming close to Stung Treng.
The entire eastern region of Cambodia still remains off the tourist trail, with Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri both exceptional destinations to explore. Visitors can choose from soft adventure activities to serious hiking, elephant trekking, rafting, boating or carry on into Vietnam.
The infrastructure is still undeveloped adding to the charm. Journeys can be slow allowing plenty of time to admire the surrounding countryside – and allowing for fantastic photo opportunities. Eastern Cambodia is certainly worth visiting and integrating into any tour of the country.