8 Places to Visit in Mondulkiri

Never have I ever thought Mondulkiri would be this breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve heard many stories of how people fall in love with the province and didn’t want to leave and I couldn’t believe I would be one of them myself.

My friends and I took a night bus from Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri and we got to the province at 3:30AM. We checked into our accommodation, unpacked our bags, sat at the balcony, fell in love with the stars and decided to just sit there and watched these beautiful blinking fairy lights till dawn.

I didn’t get to see the scenic beauty of the mountain and S-curve road en route to the province because it was all too dark. But it wasn’t too late for we still had 5 more days.

Here are the places we visited during our time in Mondulkiri. If you’re looking for the most interesting things to do in Mondulkiri, click here.

#1 Sea Forest Bai Chow (សមុទ្រឈើបាយឆៅ)

I’ve never known there are two sea forests here in Mondulkiri. Sea Forest Bai Chow is the new one.

Sea Forest Bai Chow isn’t that far from Sen Monorom. It took us around 15mn to get there.

Apart from the view, there’s also a small corner where you can have your food and just enjoy the view.

Entrance Fee: 1000Riels (0.25USD)
Best time to visit: Sunrise or latest at 6:30AM

#2 Bousra Waterfall (ទឺកជ្រោះប៊ូស្រា)

Who would miss Bousra Waterfall once they get their foot set in Mondulkiri?

Bousra Waterfall is around 43km from Sen Monorom Town. The road to this waterfall is all paved and can be easily reached by car. It took us approximately hour by rickshaw to get there.

There are 3 stages falls here and the 3rd stage isn’t made for swimming. All the three stages are not recommended to swim during this time of the year. Sadly we didn’t get the whole shot of the 3 stages of Bousra as we almost lost our drone.

If you’re hungry and wish to have food or snacks here, no worries- street vendors can be found everywhere!

Entrance Fee: 
– First Entrance: 10000Riels (2.5USD) if you’re driving car to the waterfall. None will be charged if you’re going there by tuktuk/rickshaw.
– Second Entrance: 1000Riels/Person (0.25USD). None is charged if you’re there for Mayura Zipline.

Best time to visit: Morning (6:30AM-11:00AM)
Best month to visit: November-January

#3 Phnom Doh Krormom​ (ភ្នំដោះក្រមុំ)

This is where you can find the “I love Mondulkiri” sign. There’s also a sacred place on this mountain and I was told your wish will be granted once asked here.

From this wooden platform, you can have a lovely view over Sen Monorom. The best time to visit this place is during sunset.

This place can be reached by all means of transportation; car, motor, tuktuk.

Entrance Fee: Free
Best time to visit: Either for sunrise or sunset

#4 Sea Forest Phnom Doh Krormom (សមុទ្រឈើភ្នំដោះក្រមុំ)

Just around 5km from Phnom Doh Krormom, you’ll reach another breathtaking destination.

Sea Forest Doh Krormom is another viewpoint overlooking the forest to the east.

There are a few photo spots here. If you wish to take photos at each one, you’ll be charged 2000riels (0.5USD) each and have 5mn to take the photos without any interruption from the others.

Entrance Fee: Free
Best time to visit: Sunrise

#5 Putang Village​ (ភូមិពូតាំង)

Ever heard of Pnong?

What did you say? Indigenous people of Mondulkiri? Yes, that’s right! Putang Village is where you can find Pnong Community!

This village is 10km away from Sen Monorom. Here you can find traditional Pnong house, also known as turtle house and you can also get to interact and learn more about how these people live. More details of this minority group can be found here.

#6 Kbal Preah Waterfall​ (ទឹកជ្រោះក្បាលព្រះ)

This is by far the most difficult place to reach during our time in Mondulkiri.

We were told it’s only 18km away from town and that i​t’s all smooth pavement and really easy to find. Easy to find my ass!

We spent a whole morning on our motorbike. We started from the paved road to the slippery bumpy dirt road across the mountains then from the dirt road to the blocked road and finally to the muddy road in the forest, and still- WE COULDN’T FIND where the waterfall is.

I believe this waterfall is still left untouched because not many people have reached the place besides the local. If you wish to go there, my suggestion would be to bring someone who knows exactly where Kbal Preah Waterfall is so that you wouldn’t waste your time.

Bear in mind that this waterfall cannot be reached by car, motorbike is your best bet.

Here is the photo of the waterfall from a local friend of mine who’s been there.

Entrance Fee: Free

#7 Andong Sne​ (អណ្តូងស្នេហ៍)

Always wonder where that S-curve road in Mondulkiri that every blogger has their shot with is? This is it- Andong Sne is where it is!

Andong Sne, Love Well in English, is 20km from Sen Monorom. 20km sounds like a tiring journey but trust me, 20km isn’t far when the road is all paved and the view along the road is this heavenly.

I don’t get why this place is called Andong Sne when there’s literally no “andong” or lake or anything you can swim at all. Mysterious, isn’t it? Maybe someone can dig in the info and share with me later!? Hahah

Entrance Fee: Free
Best time to visit: Sunset

#8 Pine Tree Plantation (ចំការស្រល់)

My friends and I drove past this plantation all the time during our stay and we didn’t really find the place appealing because it is basically just trees. Why do people even write articles about this place on their blogs? I mean what’s so interesting about it when you can find trees everywhere in Mondulkiri?

But on second thought, I think there must be something beyond the look so we decided to stop by this place the last morning in Mondulkiri.

I guess we’ve made the PERFECT choice. There really is SOMETHING beyond the look. I’m stunned by how inviting the sun is- it’s just in the perfect position.

But everything has its own dark side, hasn’t it?

Rubbish is EVERYWHERE here. I wish people who picnic here knew how to bring their rubbish home.

Pine tree plantation is 10mn drive from Sen Monorom.

Entrance Fee: Free
Best time to visit: Sunrise

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