Eastern Cambodia attractions

Top Choice Lake in Ban Lung

Boeng Yeak Lom

At the heart of the protected area of Boeng Yeak Lom is a beautiful, emerald-hued crater lake set amid the vivid greens of the towering jungle. It is one of the most peaceful, beautiful locations Cambodia has to off…
Top Choice National Park in Sen Monorom

Seima Protected Forest

The 3000-sq-km Seima Protected Forest hosts the country’s greatest treasure trove of mammalian wildlife. Besides unprecedented numbers of black-shanked doucs and yellow-cheeked crested gibbons, an estimated 150 wild…
Park in Ratanakiri Province

Virachey National Park

This park is one of the largest protected areas in Cambodia, stretching for 3325 sq km east to Vietnam, north to Laos and west to Stung Treng Province. Virachey has one of the most organised ecotourism programs in C…
Waterfall in Sen Monorom

Bou Sraa Waterfall

Plunging into the dense jungle below, this is one of Cambodia's most impressive falls. Famous throughout the country, this double-drop waterfall has an upper tier of some 10m and a spectacular lower tier with a thun…
Buddhist Temple in Kompong Cham

Wat Maha Leap

Sacred Wat Maha Leap southeast of town is one of the last remaining wooden pagodas left in the country. More than a century old, this beautiful pagoda was only spared devastation by the Khmer Rouge because they conv…
Buddhist Temple in Kompong Cham

Wat Hanchey

Wat Hanchey is a hilltop pagoda 20km north of Kompong Cham that was an important centre of worship during the Chenla period when, as today, it offered some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. The foundations of se…
Island in Kompong Cham

Koh Paen

For a supremely relaxing bicycle ride, it’s hard to beat Koh Paen, a rural island in the Mekong River, connected to the southern reaches of Kompong Cham town by an elaborate bamboo bridge (foreigner US$1) in the dry…
Wildlife Reserve in Kratie

Mekong Turtle Conservation Centre

This wildlife conservation centre is located within the temple grounds of Wat Sorsor Moi Roi in Sambor, about 35km north of Kratie. Established by Conservation International (www.conservation.org), it is home to sev…
Buddhist Temple in Kompong Cham

Wat Nokor Bachey

The original fusion temple, Wat Nokor is a modern Theravada Buddhist pagoda squeezed into the walls of a 12th-century Mahayana Buddhist shrine of sandstone and laterite. It's located down a pretty dirt road just off…
Arts Centre in Stung Treng

Mekong Blue

Part of the Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre, Mekong Blue is a silk-weaving centre on the outskirts of Stung Treng. Mekong Blue specialises in exquisite silk products for sale and export. At this centre it is …