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                                Trip From Siem Reap - Kratie Province

Kratie 3 Days Tour:

                  Siem Reap - Kratie: Back to Siem Reap or Drop off in Phnom Penh

Day-1

* In the morning around 7:30am welcome and pick up from hotel in Siem Reap, then we start our journey to Krate, but we are going to drive pass two provinces Kompong Thom (Sambo Prey Kuk, Phnom Santuk) - Kompong Cham (Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey), You can stop on the way to visit any attraction that you prefer, but you are be able to choose only one of attractions), then we reach to Kratie around 7:00-9:00pm.

Day-2

* In the morning around 7:30am welcome and pick up from hotel in Kratie, then we start tour to our Destination:
- Kampi
- Kampi Resort
- Phnom Sam Bok
- Vihear Sor Sor Mouy Rouy (The 100-Column Pagoda)
- Koh Pdao
* This day-2 there are many places to see, but we should skip some if it is not your favorite one , we are in flexible.

Day-3

* In the morning around 7:30am welcome and pick up from hotel in Kratie, and then transfer to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh and drop off.

What are include?

- Transport used: Car/Van + English Speaking Driver
- Cool Towels + Cold Drinking Waters

What are exclude?

- Acommodation
- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees
- English Speaking tour guide

Type Of Vehicles PricePax Other sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver $ 385 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver $ 400 USD5-14


                                      Trip From Phnom Penh - Kratie
Kratie 3 Days Tour:

                     Phnom Penh - Kratie: Back to Phnom Penh or Drop off in Siem Reap

Day-1

* In the morning around 7:30am welcome and pick up from hotel in Phnom Penh, then we start our journey to Krate, but we are going to drive pass one province Kompong Cham, You can stop on the way to visit Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey then we reach to Kratie around 5:00 or 7:00pm, and then hotel.

Day-2

* In the morning around 7:30am welcome and pick up from hotel in Kratie, then we start tour to our Destination:
- Kampi
- Kampi Resort
- Phnom Sam Bok
- Vihear Sor Sor Mouy Rouy (The 100-Column Pagoda)
- Koh Pdao
* This day-2 there are many places to see, but we should skip some if it is not your favorite one , we are in flexible.

Day-3

* In the morning around 7:30am welcome and pick up from hotel in Kratie, and then transfer to back to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap and drop off.

Type Of VehiclesPrice PaxOther sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver $ 380 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver$ 390 USD5-14





      
KRATIE PROVINCE

Kratié is the capital of Kratié Province in eastern Cambodia.

The small town has a population of about 13,000 and lies on the banks of the Mekong River. The city is dominated by a central marketplace surrounded by old, French colonial buildings. Along the river red-flower trees grows in rows along the riverbank. The picturesque town contains big islands with white sand beaches out front that bends in the river. The stretch of river north of the city is home to a group of rare Irrawaddy dolphins. The dolphins are the town's main tourist attraction.

A survey conducted in 2007 by Cambodian Mekong Dolphin Conservation Project (CMDCP), a collaborative project between WWF, World Conservation Society, Fisheries Administration and Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT), estimated that there are between 66 and 86 dolphins left in the upper Cambodian Mekong area.



KAMPI DOLPHIN SITE

Kampi is the best place in Cambodia to see the rare Mekong River Dolphin. Kampi Dolphin pool is the most inhabited dolpin pool in the Mekong River with about 20 dolphins. Kampi Dolphin Site was established in 1999 to welcome international and local tourists and for scientific researchers to study the Mekong River Dolphin.



Phnom Sambok is a hill is covered by various kinds of trees labeled with scientific names. At the top of the hill, tourists can visit a small temple, and cottages that serve as residencies for Buddhist monks, clergymen, and nuns.




Vihear Sarsar Mouy Rouy is a pagoda well-known for its history and as a place of pilgrimage for residents of Kratie. Vihear Sarsar Mouy Rouy, meaning 'Temple with 100 columns', was first built in the 16th century by King Chann Reachea. The pagoda included 100 wooden columns to commemorate the memory of his daughter Vorakpheak.

The pagoda is located in Sambor town, 36 km from Kratie. To get there, take the old N R 7 along the River bank 24 km to Sandan village and continue northward 12 km by the River road to Sambo.

          HISTORY OF VIHEAR SARSAR MOUY ROUY

In the 16th century, King Chann Reachea reigned over the country and lived in the former capital City of Oudong. He had a daughter named Vorakpheak. Once the daughter was ill, he commanded his servants to invite the head of Buddhist monastery at Neak Sen pagoda (located at Chrouy Banteay commune Prek Prasop district) to cure his daughter’s illness. While the head of the monk was absent from the pagoda, Nen Thun his favorite student who learnt white magic spell secretly, and then he was magically transformed into a crocodile called “Crocodile Nen Thun”. When the teacher returned, Nen Thun had become a crocodile and could not turn to be a human being.

Then he always took his teacher on his back to cure the king’s daughter. One day, a mighty crocodile called Sopor Kaley, that wanted to challenge with Nen Thun, stopped Nen Thun while he was carrying his teacher on the way back from the palace.

The two crocodiles then started fighting. As Nen Thun could not find way to save his teacher, he decided to swallow his teacher into his stomach to keep safe for a while. The fighting lasted 3 days and 3 night, and finally Sopor Kaley was defeated and then died and suddenly turn into a mountain presently called Sopor Kaley. When Nen Thun threw out his teacher from his stomach, he was alredy dead. Nen Thun was very sorry and determined to kill he king’s daughter because he thought that she was the cause of his teacher’s death. Nen Thun swam quietly and suddenly swallowed the king’s daughter who was playing at the Royal Palace port.

King Chann Reachea commanded his confidants to follow Nen Thun until they reached the place now known as Sambor caught crocodile (Nen Thun) there and cut open the crocodile’s stomach to get the king’s daughter out.

The king decided to bury her corpse in Sambor and build a 100-column pagoda to dedicate to the spirit of his daughter.




Phnom Sopor Kaley is a historical and cultural tourist spot located at Chambok commune, Prek Prasob district along the north side of the Mekong River, 45 km to the southwest of the provincial town.

To get there, take the River Road 15 km west of Chhlong and cross the Mekong River by ferry to Chambok village. Visitors can go to the foot of the mountain through a laterited road about 800 concrete steps up to the top of the mountain. Tourists can enjoy the views of rural and from areas and the Mekong River.
According to a legend, Sopor Kalei mountain took the name after crocodile Sopor Kalei, who was defeated by Nen Thun. When it died, it turned to be the mountain called Sopor Kalei.