Welcome to Virachey National Park
Virachey National 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. The park has never been fully explored and is home to a number of rare mammals, including elephants, clouded leopards and sun bears, although your chances of seeing any of these creatures are extremely slim. However, you’ll probably hear endangered gibbons and you might spot great hornbills, giant ibis and other rare birds. So important is the park to the Mekong region that it was designated an Asean Heritage Park in 2003. It is only possible to visit the park on organised treks booked through the Virachey National Park Eco-Tourism Information Centre in Ban Lung. The usual gateway is Ta Veng District on the Tonlé San, about 57km north of Ban Lung on a rollercoaster of a road.