Located in the northeast of Phnom Penh and near the border with Vietnam, Mondulkiri is the largest province of Cambodia and is one of the most beautiful countrysides in the country. The population of the region is around 40,000 with different minority tribes; many of them still maintained the lifestyle for centuries in the forests. Mondulkiri is famous for spectacular waterfalls, lovely rivers, primitive jungles, and abundant orchards.

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Although deforestation has continuously happened, especially due to the remaining minerals in the deep fertile soil, Mondulkiri is still one of the biggest primary forests of Cambodia. The town of Sen Monorom is the perfect base camp for tourists who wish to discover further areas. A peaceful town lying in the hills has many potentials to develop a stable eco-tourism. Nowadays, it is quite undeveloped, which gives tourists a feeling of an off-the-beaten-track trip. Additionally, the hill tribe people residing in neighboring Thailand with their unique culture is an interesting thing for adventure tourists. Visiting local villages with numerous typical Khmer-style houses, you can see the traditional Phnong houses with valuable ancient gongs and big jars.

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Traveling to Mondulkiri, tourists also have the opportunity to experience other attractions and activities such as visiting the beautiful waterfalls (Bou Sraa, Chrey Thom, Monorom, and Southwest), trekking deep into the jungle with a variety of flora and fauna, observing wild animals in their natural habitats. Moreover, you can camp overnight under the star, capture the stunning panoramas over the “Sea Forest”, and meet locals at Pahlung village.
Mondulkiri is easily accessible by getting a private car from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kratie, Ratanakiri. The ride takes more or less 7 hours to complete depending on the starting point, traffic conditions, and season.

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Climate, the best time to visit
Like other parts of Cambodia, Mondulkiri has a tropical climate with the rainy season from June to October, the cold season from November to February, and the hot season from March to May. The average temperature of the province ranges from 20 °C to 30 °C which is extremely lower than other regions in the country. The best time to visit Mondulkiri is the months with pleasant weather lasting from November to February.