Top 10 the best major tourist places in Kratie province, Cambodia

Kratie, a sleepy colonial town on the banks of the Mekong River, is located in northern Cambodia. Sandbars and big islands stand out of the meandering river where rare fresh water lrrawaddy dolphins can often be seen. The town itself is quiet yet has a compulsive charm causes many visitors to linger.



Major attraction places include:

10- Sam Bok resort Mountain
Phnom Sam Bok Resort is the natural and historical resort, locates at Thmor Kre Commune, Kratie District in 11-Kilometer distance from the provincial town by the National Road No 7, then turning more 500 Meters to the mountain.

Phnom Sam Bok is the cultural and main tourist resort of Kratie province. The resort has good location and assured safety for tourists to visit. Phnom Sam Bok has been arranged as the tourist resort since the Sang Kum Reas Ni Yum time. The special features of Phnom Sam Bok are: - Closed to the western mountain foot, there is a big pond full of clearwater and natural plants. - The mountain has two peak, a dull peak and a pointed peak. On the mountain top, we can view the beautiful scene especially the Mekong River. - The mountain rich in big trees and birds. - There is a concrete stair stretching from the mountain foot to the top, and there are many resting place at the mountain. 


9- Sor Sor Mouy Roy Pagoda (100 column pagoda)
The 100-Column Pagoda is located at Sam Bor District in 36-kilometer distance, North of the provincial town by the National Road No 7. The special features of Sar Sar-100 pagoda are: The 100-column pagoda was built on the place where the Royal Palace temple of Sam Phu Borak Capital of the Chen La time located. At the area, there are four-Buddist temples facing to different directions: 1- Vihear Lao faces to the West 2- Vihear Sar Sar-100 faces to the North 3- Vihear Kork Keut faces to the East 4- Vihear Kork faces to the South (this Buddhist temple has only base and mark remain).


8- Vihea Lao PagodaWat Vihear Lao is 36 km (1h:30mn) from Provincial Town. Wat Vihear Lao, Kratie is one of the popular sightseeing destinations of the city. There are many ancient sightseeing spots in Kratie, which have been standing here for ages. The town of Kratie is the capital of the province by the same name. The provincial capital is located on the banks of Mekong River. The stretch of river is famous for the group of rare Irrawaddy dolphins that are found here. According to studies there are as few as 170 dolphins left in the upper Cambodian Mekong area. Various quaint and ancient tourist attractions in Kratie are present. A popular one among them is the Wat Vihear Lao, Kratie.


7- Sambor town 
The Sambor Town, Kratie is one of the well known Tourist Attractions in Kratie. This is the most ancient Hindu state of Indochina, whose history goes back to the 1st century A.D. The Sambor Town, Kratie is known by the name of Fou Nan which was given to it by the Chinese. The capital of the Sambor Town was positioned in the present Cambodian province of Prey Veng. The dynasty claims to have traced its origins from Brahmane Kaundinya, who had come from India. The Sambor Town, Kratie dates back to the Sanskrit registrations which date back to the 3rd century AD. This structure comes from the Chinese texts. The first embassy of the Fou Nan in the court of China dates of the year 225. The Fou Nan Empire collapsed in the 6th century, under the pressure of the vassal state, Kambuja to the north of Cambodia. One of the kings, Icanavarman I, based his capital at Sambor Prei Kuk, for which tourists admire the ruins at the Sambor Town 30 kms northeast of Kompong Thom.


6- Sopor Kaley Mountain


 The Phnom Sopor Kaley, Kratie is one of the top tourist attractions in Kratie. The Phnom Sopor Kaley, Kratie is a huge draw for the international travelers. The Phnom Sopor Kaley in Kratie is a renowned historical site of Cambodia housing many famous buildings. The historical buildings lodged inside the premises of the Phnom Sopor Kaley, Kratie are fully steeped in history. This makes the Phnom Sopor Kaley, Kratie a favorite haunt for the scholars and the students of history.


5- Kampi resort
Kampi Resort is the great natural resort providing shelter to Dolphins. When we travel along the National Road No.7 to the North about 15 Kilometers from the provincial town, we will arrive at a bridge of Prek Kampi where we have seen a very novel view of the Mekong River consisting of thousands of islands full of green water plants. Usually from January to May, there are local and international visitors, who call on the Kampi resort for swimming, especially during the Khmer New Year.



4- Chrouy Rey
The Chruoy Rey in Kratie is a famous historical site of Kratie. The Chruoy Rey in Kratie is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the tinsel town of Kratie. The popular tourist landmark of the Chruoy Rey in Kratie is entirely steeped in history. Visitors can find a few famous buildings at the splendid historical spot of Chruoy Rey in Kratie. The Chruoy Rey in Kratie is also a favorite site for the historians.


3- Ang Lung Psot (Fresh dolphin habitat)
The Dolphin Habitat, Kratie is a spectacular wildlife and nature reserve of Kratie. The Dolphin Habitat, Kratie is a favorite haven for the nature lovers and the wildlife conservationists. The Dolphin Habitat in Kratie is situated at Kampee Village in the Sambok Commune. The Dolphin Habitat, Kratie is only 15 kilometers away from the provincial town of Kratie.



2- Cham pey waterfalls
Waterfall Of Cham Pey is the natural resort locating at 35-kilometer distance from the provincial town along the road No 68. The resort consists of waterfall at the mountain valley, big rock having 500-square meter size, mountain full of trees and a lot of orchids and other colorfull varied flowers. At 500-meter distance from the waterfall, there is another natural and cultural resort, which has been arranged and organized by monks who make their meditation there. This resort named Rut Cham Pey having many varied statues depicting the process of human life-born and died and other religion and animal figures.


1- Preah Mountain



 Phnom Preah, Kratie is home to many species of wildlife including a vast range of birds and mammals. The Phnom Preah in Kratie receives hordes of tourists every year. Kratie is one of the popular tourist destinations of Cambodia. The Phnom Preah, Kratie is situated only 30 kilometers away from the spectacular town of Kratie. The Phnom Preah, Kratie is an ideal haven for the nature lovers. The Kratie Phnom Preah is also a popular destination for the wildlife conservationists. The Phnom Preah, Kratie offers a wonderful opportunity to the visitors to be in close proximity to the natural bounties.

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