Mondulkiri Province

Mondulkiri Province

Mondulkiri Province is the largest province in Cambodia.  It is also the most sparsely populated province. It is located to the far east of Cambodia, bordering with Vietnam to the east and south. It is located west of Kratie Province and south of Ratanakiri Province and South-east of Stung Treng. The province was established in 1961.

The capital and main tourist centre of the Mondulkiri Province is the town of Sen Monorom.  It is 390km from the capital of Phnom Penh.  At an elevation of 733m it has the coolest temperatures in Cambodia, and is a good place to escape the heat of summer.

Mondulkiri Province contains an area of 14,299 square kilometres, with elevations above sea level ranging from 190 metres to 1,000 metres.

Mondulkri Province is known for its large waterfalls and forested hills.  The most famous of these waterfalls is Bou Sra, a large three-tiered waterfall 43km from Sen Monorom.

The forests of Mondulkiri Province face ongoing threat of illegal logging, much of which crosses the border into Vietnam.  There are three large protected areas in the province called Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary and Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary.  Unfortunately logging still occurs in these areas

When forests are cut down they are replaced by plantations.  The main ones are rubber, chilli, cashew nut, avocado, and cassava.  Some coffee and cocoa are also grown in the province.   The delicious SourSop fruit can also be located in the Province.

The Mondulkiri Province is the home to many tribal minorities, who together make up 80% of the population. The majority of them are the Bunong people.

For tourists visiting the  Mondulkiri Province, the main appeal is it to see wildlife.  The number one attraction is to see Elephants in the sanctuaries located not far from Sen Monorom.  Our Mondulkiri Project is the top rated sanctuary. There are also ecotourism projects or those interested in spotting Gibbon and numerous species of bird.

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