Mondulkiri, in the east of Cambodia, is the largest, but most sparsely populated province of the country. It offers green hills, thickly forested mountains, gigantic waterfalls and highly fascinating communities of hill tribe people. At present, Mondulkiri is rather undeveloped, which gives the adventure traveller a feeling of going somewhere off the beaten tourist trail.
The provincial capital Sen Monorom, with 7500 inhabitants, Mondulkiri Hotel, 20 guesthouses and a few restaurants, is the best base camp for travellers who want to explore the deep pure jungle in the surrounding areas, with a huge variety of flora and fauna. Elephant trekking trips, including a bath with these loyal big animals, can be arranged and will be a unique experience to everyone.
Several communities of hill tribe people, who are not affected by mass-tourism, will be happy to welcome visitors. 80 percent of the population in Mondulkiri is made up of the tribal minorities, who speak their own languages and have their own traditional cultures. The majority of them are the Chunchiet from the tribe of the Phnong.
Winding tracks through sprawling rainforests lead to the Bousra waterfalls in Pich Cenda district, about 43 kilometers notheast of Sen Monorom. Bousra waterfalls are divided into three stages and not only the local people consider them some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.
Please note: Mondulkiri"s average temperature throughout the year is lower than in other areas of Cambodia, except Ratanakiri Province. Therefore, when travelling, do not forget to bring warm clothing.