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Tourist Attractions - Kratie

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Very nice and relaxing little town on the shore of the Mekong river. You can meet very friendly people and see the most beautiful sunsets and Mekong river scenery. Also you can see many river dolphins The Mekong river is running from NW to SE and the town is located NE bank of the river. There are two major roads in town, the Riverside Rd. and Market Rd(next road running parallel to the riverside rd. and connecting bus station and the market.)
The Market and the boat pier are located in the middle of the town. Bus station is NW part and Naga fountain is SE part of the town.

  • Tourist office : Closed

  • Bank : No bank in town, But many jeweler shops around the market can change money. $1=3930-3950r, B=85-87r

  • Post/telephone Office : From the roundabout, go to N

  • Police : Next to the boat pier. A little desk. 7-22:00. No English speaking staff.

  • Hospital : No hospital or health center.

  • Post Office : N of the Naga fountain, S from Market on the Market Rd. and pass the school. 8-17:00. Local call only.

  • Hak Heng Photo shop : Walk N on Market Rd. and pass Vimean Tip GH. Left side. 7-19:00, films 36exp ASA100 7000r, ASA200 9000r. Dev/print 36exp 14,400r.

  • Barber : next to Mekong Rest. 7-20:00. Shave + cut 2000r

  • Minimart : many shops in town selling beers. For food, N side of the Market.

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Road to/from Kratie are very bad. Only transport is 4WD. Specially the road to Stung Treng. It may be the worst road in Cambodia.

  • Bus/truck station : NW part of the town, opp from Wat. Walk Market Rd to NW. 4WD trucks leave when they get full. You had better wait at the bus station from early morning.
    Kratie > Kompong Cham : Truck
    inside 22,000 out 17,000r, 8-10hrs. dep 5-15:00,
    Kratie > Stung Treng:
    in 25-30,000 out 20-25,000r. The price depends on the number of the passenger. 10-12hr dep 4-14:00.
    Kratie > Bong Long Village/Rattanakiri Province,
    in $12, out $12, dep :00 12hrs.
    Kratie > Senmounorom/Mondul Kiri Province : First take a slow boat to Chhlong,
    3000r 2hrs (heading to Kompong Cham) then take a truck, in 35,000 out 25,000 10-12hrs.

  • Boat Pier : for fast and slow boats. Middle of the town, SW from the Market.
    Royal Express Fast boats :
    Kratie > PP : 30,000r 5hrs, dep 7:00,
    Kratie > Kompong Cham: 20,000r, 3hrs, dep7, 10;30, 12:30
    Slowboat : Kratie > Kompong Cham
    12,000r, 5-6 hrs, dep 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 10:30, 12, 13, 15:00

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Local Transport

Bike Rental : at Star GH. Honda Dream motorbike $6
500r for short trip

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Sight / Activity

  • Basketball and volleyball field at S side of Governors residence. Ask the security for permission.

  • Villages around Kratie : You probably take a moto. They will ask you to take it for both way. The costs are negotiable and depend on the time, how long you want to stay in the village

  • Irrawaddy Dolphin watch :
    Best and most scenic spot to watch the dolphins is the Kompi Fisherman village, 15km N from Kratie,
    Access : by moto $2-4 for the round trip, 20min each way.
    At the village charter a small boat
    $1.5-2.0/hr. The best time to watch is after rainfall and at just after sunrise and just before the sunset.

  • Sombok Fishmen Village : Very scenic little village.Local seafood dishes nice sunset. Access by moto $3 round trip 15min one way.

  • Preas Vihea Tom Wat : 30km n from Kratie. Buddhist Monastery, nice temple. Beautiful paintings on the wall. Access : by moto $6 round trip.

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The best food can be found at the Market. Food at most of the restaurants are overpriced.
Heng Heng Hotel Rest :
11-21:00 Local, Expensive

Mekong Rest :
6-21:00 local, moderate. Fried rice 3000r, Grilled chicken 4000r, French fries 4000r.

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Night Life

Not much to do at night. Try Chai Ponloeu club Restaurant.

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