|Avg. Bus Duration||about 11 hours|
|Bus arrives in||Banloung - Ratanakiri|
|Bus departs from||Phnom Penh|
|Avg. Ticket Price||USD 12|
|Approx. Distance||516 km|
|Bus Companies||Virak Buntham and Ratanak Sambath Express|
Ratanakiri Province, located in the northeast of Cambodia and bordered by Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east, is a destination less traveled by the ordinary tourist, but undoubtedly a paradise for nature and adventure seekers. The province is rural and inhabited by 70% ethnic minority Cambodians, the Khmer Loeu, in English known as “Upland Khmer.”. When making a trip to Ratanakiri, Cambodia you will find a unique culture to the country; traditions, foods, and ways of living specific to the indigenous people.
There are plenty of things to do once you make the bus journey up to Ratanakiri. Banlung, the capital of the province, is a convenient launch pad for day trips out to the lush forests, waterfalls, and lakes of the rural area. A few hotels and lodges are available to stay in the capital, such as the relaxing Ratanakiri Paradise Hotel & Spa, Green Plateau Lodge, and Terres Rouges Lodge. From Banlung, you can make a trip out to explore the Virachey National Park and enjoy a tour offered through the Ministry of Environment. In this park, you’ll find forests, savannahs, and a variety of species such as elephants, large cats, gibbons, and other mammals. For an authentic experience in the park, you can book an overnight homestay in the Yorn village and experience the way of life of the indigenous people who inhabit the northeast province.
Located just a few kilometers from Banlung, you will find the beautiful Lake Yeak Laom, otherwise known as the popular “Crater Lake” in Cambodia. As the name implies, the magnificent lake occupies a 4,000 year old volcanic crater and is nearly perfectly round, filled with crystal clear water. It is surrounded by lush trees and numerous species of exotic birds, and the temperature in the lake is perfect for swimming. At only a small fee of 6,000 riel (roughly $1.50) and bungalows for food and beer available throughout the area, a visit to the lake makes the perfect afternoon voyage.
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