Cambodia’s 5 best islands of the Mekong

 

5. Koh Han Island

Located in a unique landscape of Stung Treng Ramsar Site along the Mekong River with wonderful and richest natural ecological settings.

Think to do in these beautiful island:

Boat trip

Taking boat, you can enjoy the unique Mekong flooded forest, limestone landscape, birds, rapids and rocky outcrops, sand formation, community traditional fishing in community fishery or agricultural activities on islands.

Camping and Kayaking

You can do camping on beautiful sand formation or Kayaking on rapids and rocky outcrops along the Mekong flooded forest in the dry season (Nov-May).

Mountain and forest trekking

There is a community forestry in this CBET. This will be a value added to your trip especially having experience in forest trekking in community forestry

Home stay and local food

To experience real rural life by staying at community homestay is another way of learning and understanding culture, tradition, local food and daily lifestyle of community

4. Koh Pdoa Island

Koh Pdoa is a beautiful island situated on Roungeav Island, the largest Island of the Mekong (around 45km long) in Kratie province.

Why these island?

Watching Irrawaddy Dolphin, 

Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphin is a critical endangered species but you can see them in this CBET.

Cycling:

Cycling is one of good travel options to see Koh Pdao. The flat ground and river breeze brings you an enjoyable experience of breath-taking views and rural lives of riparian communities.

Boat trip:

Spending your time on community boat enjoying the view of Mekong landscape and sunset will offer you an unforgettable and good memory of your trips.

Mekong sandy beach:

White sandy beaches in dry season (Nov-May) is another attractive landscape for sun-bathing, camping and sunset viewing.

Fishing:

You may want to gain the real experience of fishing by joining trips with community in their daily traditional fishing for the Mekong wild fish or you can enjoy your own recreational fishing in community fishery zone.

Homestay:

To experience an authentic rural life by staying at community homestay is another way of learning and understanding culture, tradition and daily lifestyle of community.

3. Koh Trung Island

It is located in front of the town of Kraties and it is accessed by a ferry a half hour drive through this river. On the island, there are quiet villages where typical houses on stilts of semi-fishermen and farmers are frequented in order to approach to the local life. You can do many thing such as cycling, ride ox cart, farming, home stay, etc.

2. Koh Pen Island

Koh Pen Island is a beautiful island and beach located the midway from Kampong Cham and Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham province. These island is covered by beautiful farmlands, pretty local villages and real traditional of Khmer People who living along the Mekong River who kept that culture such as traditional fishing and fishing materials, farming activities, handicraft and weaving etc. To get into these island is based on the season, during the raining season get there by local ferry crossing (between June to November) and dry season to get there by bamboo bridge which constructed by a million bamboo to connect the west bank of the Mekong to Koh Pen Island.

1. Koh Dach (Silk Island)

It’s located about 18 kilometer north of Phnom Penh city which entire area of these island covers 30 square kilometers of land lying on the shores of Mekong River. It well- known for its silk weaving island and it oasis of tranquility. Here you get to see real rural life at just a stone’s drop from the busting capital: wooden houses on stilts, fruit orchards, vegetable farms, school, pagoda, local market and even the odd ox and cart meandering along the road.

 

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