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Banlung (Cambodia)

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  • Encounters with locals
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours from Stung Treng by bus
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Banlung

Seasoned Traveller
200 written opinions

Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri, the most northern province of Cambodia, between Vietnam and Laos.

My suggestion:
Get up early and go round the town's market where you will see people from the surrounding villages selling their produce, fruit and vegetables. The atmosphere is great.
My review

Banlung is a very tranquil town; because it's quite remote, few visitors go there and the town has an air of being at the ends of the earth. There is a nice walk around Yeak Laom lake, which is about 5 kilometres from the centre of town. It is a lake in the crater of a dormant volcano which is considered sacred by the inhabitants, although you can still (and should) swim there.

There is also a temple at Banlung, Wat Rahtanharahm, about one kilometre outside the town. The temple is on Eisey Patamak mountain, and if you continue to climb you will see a large recumbent Buddha and have a wonderful view over the surroundings. Banlung is ideal for those who like to get off the beaten track.

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