Welcome to Destination Cambodia, your Cambodia travel guide and tourism services.
  • Hotel Hotel
  • Tour Icon
  • Flight Icon
  • Car Icon
Destination

Check In

Check Out

Destination

Duration
Departure City
Destination City
Departure City
Destination City
Car Type
Infomation of Cambodia
Before You Go Cambodia
Substainable Tourism
Cambodia Picture House
Stay Young
Khsong.com

Kratie - Cambodia's Eastern Provinces with Less Population

KratieKratie is one of Cambodia's eastern provinces with less population, who make their lives on the riverbanks of the Mekong. Beyond the riverbanks it isa remote place with almost no population and thick-forested areas to calm down. The provincial capital is also called Kratie and lies also on the banks of the mighty Mekong River, which emboss the province from the North to the South.

The stretch of the river around Kratie town is home to a group of rare sweet water Irrawaddy dolphins. Therefore the dolphins are the main tourist attraction of the province and the town. The river also has hundreds of green island, and circling water, which are also attracting some tourists. Kratie town is sleepy but picturesque with sandbars and big islands out front and bends in the river. Unlike in many towns around Cambodia, the war years were fairly kind to the French architecture and the roads, at least in the town itself.

There are some nice-looking homes of French and Khmer style scattered about, adding to the pleasant feel of the place. You'll also find a bustling market which is a great place to watch frogs being skinned (and escaping first through the holes in the nets), sample some delicious foods (such as freshly grilled corn cakes) and generally take in rural Cambodian life. The rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins make their home in the Mekong River, just north of Kratie. With only around 120 remaining, they are surely worth a visit.

Whether you are just on a trip seeing the river towns along the Mekong or taking a full circuit trip around the east and northeast, Kratie is a nice place to spend a night or two. The river scene of Kratie has a beautiful river boulevard with dozens of snack and drink stands in the late afternoon and evening, making this a nice spot to chill out and watch the people parading by. There are also a few big concrete decks along the river scene. The river road is a great place for a stroll or jog. Enjoy the dramatic sunsets over the Mekong.

Dolphin Habitat
The Dolphin Habitat, Kratie is a spectacular wildlife and nature reserve of Kratie
Chruoy Rey
The Chruoy Rey in Kratie is a famous historical site of Kratie. The Chruoy Rey in Kratie is one of the most...
Irrawaddy Dolphins
Irrawaddy Dolphins about fifteen to twenty of these rare freshwater dolphins make their home on a beautiful...
Kampi Resort
Kampi Resort is the great natural resort providing shelter to Dolphins. When we travel along the National Road...
See Also: