Hiking activities in Central Cardamoms Protected Forest
The truly intrepid can hire guides for the trek from Thma Bang north to Kravanh which takes at least a week, or from Chamnar (linked to Thma Bang by road) over the mountains to Kravanh, a five-day affair. These treks are possible only in the dry season. An easier option is the three-day hike from Chumnoab, east of Thma Bang, eastwards to Roleak Kang Cheung, linked to Kompong Speu by road.
Between the two is Knong Krapeur (1000m), set amid high-elevation grassland and pines. Inhabited five centuries ago, the area is known for its giant ceramic funeral jars, still filled with human bones.