Mondulkiri tourism provides you with the opportunity to escape from the heat and crowds at Angkor Wat and the traffic and noise of the capital Phnom Penh. There is no traffic or pollution in this large province, located close to the Vietnam border. Fresh air, cooler weather and plentiful nature are all appealing for visitors to Mondulkiri.
The highlight of any visit to Mondulkiri is a visit to an elephant sanctuary to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. The Mondulkiri Project offers one and two day tours to visit their elephant sanctuary and to go on an overnight jungle trek. It is the top rated activity for Mondulkiri tourism.
Visitors to Mondulkiri have a large number of waterfalls and lookouts to choose from during their stay. The largest and most impressive waterfall is Bou Sraa, located 45km north east of Sen Monorom. You can organise a tuk tuk or rent a motorbike to travel there. Closer to town is Sen Monorom waterfall.
There are two popular lookouts for great scenery and photos. Doh Kromon mountain overlooks the city of Sen Monorom. The Sea Forest lookout has trees as far as the eye can see. Both are lovely spots at sunset.
For coffee lovers, there are some wonderful blends of coffee to be found at the local market, from both Cambodia and neighbouring Vietnam. It is also possible to visit a coffee plantation and see coffee beans growing on trees.
For lovers of fruit, Mondulkiri has some delicious fruits only found growing at high altitude. There are Avocados for sale at most roadside stalls. Sour sop, locally known as tiab barang, has a unique flavour which which have you coming back for more.
There are a large selection of minivans connecting Mondulkiri with Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kratie, Kampong Cham and Banlung.