Krong Saen Monourom

Krong Saen Monourom, the small capital of Mondulkiri in east Cambodia, is located among lush green forests, charming hills, and vast meadows. In recent years, things are changing quickly but tourists can still enjoy the slow pace of life and tranquil atmosphere than elsewhere in Cambodia once traveling here.

In Krong Saen Monourom, you can visit numerous ethnic minority villages which is a great eye-opening experience. The tribes residing here have a unique culture different from those in other provinces that clearly show on their houses and lifestyles. While the system of accommodations in Krong Saen Monourom is quite basic and limited, new guesthouses and hostels are rising. You need to spend at least 3 nights stay in the town to fully discover its hidden charm. The Sea Forest, a bare mountain not far from the town, offers a stunning view of the surroundings from the summit. There is a small local market selling fresh foods and fruits at very good prices.

Borsa Waterfall

From Krong Saen Monourom, it is easy to rent a mountain bike to explore the area at your own pace. Besides biking, you can take trips out of the town to admire the impressive beauty of Borsa waterfall, soak in cool water, try local native costumes, and observe the elephants in their natural habitats at the Elephant Valley Project. For a more authentic experience, you can visit the town with a tour guide to see the Bunong hill tribe village in the small area with some waterfalls. A night trekking can be organized with more chances of wildlife sightings. With the Mondulkiri Project, tourists can do everything with the elephants at the sanctuary, except riding. It is an exciting and fun activity when you feed, walk, touch, and bathe with the elephant in the jungle.

Krong Saen Monourom

To reach Krong Saen Monourom, the most comfortable way is using a private car starting from Phnom Penh, Ban Lung, and Kratie. The town is quite small, so you can explore on foot or ride a bike.

Climate, the best time to visit

Krong Saen Monourom, lying at the altitude of 800 meters above sea level, has cooler weather than other regions of Cambodia. It is warm during the daytime and becomes a bit chilly at nighttime. The average temperature is around 20°C to 29°C. The best time to visit Krong Saen Monourom is during the cool season from November to February.

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