Being a tiny town in northeastern Cambodia, Kratie is an ideal town to visit if your priority is to be a pioneer. Despite its small size and relative remoteness and not being heavily visited, Kratie is one of the four provinces in northeastern Cambodia. A wide variety of backpackers spend their holiday in Kratie during the peak season in spite of no large scale tourism. Developing every hour to meet the demand of tourism, Kratie is well known in backpacking circles for the very good budget accommodation. Indochina holidays Cambodia
Having an expansive riverfront Kratie is the best place to enjoy the most spectacular Mekong sunsets in Cambodia. Living in the Mekong River in ever-diminishing numbers, rare Irrawaddy dolphins are also attraction in Kratie. An estimated number of between 66 and 86 dolphins left in the upper Cambodian Mekong area is the highlight in the tourism of this region. Cambodia travel tours
If you talk about Kratie to any Khmer, they will definitely introduce particular Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins with you. Situated about 20 kilometers to the north of Kratie, Kampi which is the swirling waters of the Mekong is regarded as one of the best places in the world to watch the seriously endangered Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins.
Beside dolphins Kratie province is also famous for its stunning riverside scenery as well as lovely villages and green paddy fields. Most of the tourists visiting this region choose the famous provincial capital of Kratie – an entirely beautiful town with unique colonial architecture and tree-covered streets to insure getting the camera out, a large number of welcoming guesthouses and hotels and even a bar – rather brand new in these parts for their long stay.
The expanding of the river around Kratie town makes it home to a community of rare sweet water Irrawaddy dolphins-the most attractive reason of the tourism of the province and the town. Having both peaceful atmosphere and picturesque scenery with sandbars and big islands out front and winding around the river, the Kratie attracts all tourists on your trip to Cambodia.
The long lines of nice-looking homes built and decorated French and Khmer style create the pleasant feeling of the place. Coming here, you can also find a crowded market which is an ideal place to generally take a closer look in rural Cambodian life as well as taste many delicious local foods (such as crispy fried corn cakes).
No matter what purpose of your trip to Cambodia is Kratie is a beautiful place to spend one or two nights. Having the magnificent river scene with a beautiful river avenue Kratie is a great place for a stroll or promenade in the very fresh atmosphere to enjoy the romantic sunsets over the Mekong Delta.