Top things to do in Ratanakiri Province

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 International in Ban Lung

Cafe Alee

This friendly cafe has one of the more interesting menus in town, including a generous smattering of vegetarian options, a hearty lasagne and the full gamut of Khmer food. Be sure to check the exciting specials boar…
Top Choice International in Ban Lung

Green Carrot

A great little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that turns out surprisingly sophisticated food, including healthy salads, sandwiches and wraps, plus a good range of Khmer favourites. It even does a decent burger and some…
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 Ban Lung

Chaa Ong

The tallest and most spectacular of the three waterfalls west of Ban Lung is 25m-high Chaa Ong. It's set in a jungle gorge and you can clamber behind the waterfall or venture underneath for a power shower. However, …
Waterfall in Ban Lung

Ka Tieng

Ka Tieng is the most enjoyable of the three waterfalls west of Ban Lung, as it drops over a rock shelf, allowing you to clamber all the way behind. There are some vines on the far side that are strong enough to swin…
International in Ban Lung

Pteas Bay Khmer

Ratanakiri Boutique Hotel's wooden restaurant has an imposing setting above the shores of Boeng Kansaign, making it a good stop by day or night. The menu includes some classic Cambodian dishes, homemade pasta and se…
Cambodian in Ban Lung

Coconut Shake Restaurant

The best coconut shakes in the northeast cost just 4000r at this little place overlooking the lake. It has fried noodles and other Khmer fare if you're feeling peckish.
Village in Ban Lung


Gem mining is big business in Ratanakiri, hardly surprising given that Ratanakiri means ‘hill of the precious stones’. Bokheo is a gem mining centre, 29km east of Ban Lung. Locals dig a large pit in the ground and t…
Lake in Ban Lung

Lumkut Lake

Lumkut is a large crater lake hemmed in by dense forest on all sides, similar to the more illustrious and accessible Boeng Yeak Lom. To get to the lake turn south off the highway to O'Yadaw about 33km east of Ban Lu…