Discover the beauty of Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

Cardamom Mountains is a mountain range in the south west of Cambodia. The Cardamom Mountains rain forests are considered by some to be one of the most species-rich and intact natural habitats in the region, but they are also one of the least explored. Tours Indochina

The jar burials are a unique feature of the mountain, and are a previously unrecorded burial practice in Khmer cultural history. Covering 6% of Cambodia, the Cardamom Mountains are home to most of the country’s large mammal species and half of its birds, reptiles and amphibians, including globally endangered and threatened species like Asian elephants, Indochinese tigers, Malayan Sun Bears, Pileated Gibbons, and Siamese crocodiles as well as the Irrawaddy and humpback dolphins in coastal areas.

Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

Deep in the southern Cardamom Mountains, beyond Chi Phat Village which lies an untamed jungle, traversed by surging rivers and sheltering wildlife that, until recently, was little more than a commodity to locals. The southern Cardamom Mountains were until very recently Cambodia’s Wild West, the centre of the country’s thriving wildlife trade and the hiding place of a few diehard Khmer Rouge communities, who are reported to have lived there until as late as 2002. Head back to Chi Phat at your own pace taking in to jungle in its pristine beauty. Cambodia travel tours

Chi Phat Village

Chi Phat Village

Cruise along the Stung Prot River on a traditional rowing boat, whilst the sun rises on the lush jungle. As the wildlife slowly wakes up, spot some of the magnificent and often endangered bird species hovering above. Feel the dense forest from up close while your guide leads you through the Cardamoms. Sample wild fruits and discover animal tracks. Sway in a hammock and be lulled to sleep surrounded by a symphony of the forest at night. Wake up to trek to Veal Ta Prak – The Silver Field – and wait for the wild deer’s and pigs to forage for food before returning to a warm breakfast.

Stung Prot River

Stung Prot River

Four Rivers Floating Lodge is also a great base from which to experience this region. Kayak through mangrove waterways, visit magnificent waterfalls and trek through jungle pathways. Peaceful, secluded and private, the Four Rivers Floating Lodge enjoys a superb off the beaten track setting in the Cardamom Mountains.

Four Rivers Floating Lodge

Four Rivers Floating Lodge

This place is definitely worth going for a trip. It was very peaceful and secluded. Come to discover the pristine beauty of the Cardamom Mountains by patrolling with the forest rangers that keep this habitat safe.

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