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The Insider's Guide to Kratie

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Living it Up in Kratie: Your Insider's Guide to Top Attractions, Culinary Hotspots, Nightlife, and More. Discover the Best Recreational Activities, Connect with Friendly Locals, and Experience the Charm of the City.

Welcome to Kratie! If you're planning to move to Kratie, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Kratie has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Kratie.

Kratie, a charming riverside town in Cambodia, is a haven for tourists and locals alike. The town is known for its French colonial architecture and its stunning views of the Mekong River. One of the main attractions in Kratie is the Irrawaddy Dolphin Watching tours. The Mekong River in Kratie is one of the few places in the world where you can see these endangered freshwater dolphins. The best place to spot them is in Kampi, about 15 km north of Kratie. Another popular site is the 100 Pillar Pagoda, a beautiful and historic Buddhist temple located in Sambor. The temple is known for its intricate carvings and its peaceful atmosphere. The Phnom Sombok Temple, located on a small hill, offers panoramic views of the Mekong River and the surrounding countryside. For nature lovers, the Mekong Turtle Conservation Center is a must-visit. The center is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Cantor's giant softshell turtle. Lastly, the Koh Trong Island, a small island in the middle of the Mekong River, is a great place to experience rural Cambodian life. The island is known for its fruit orchards, traditional wooden houses, and its community-based tourism project.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Kratie is relatively quiet compared to other Cambodian cities, but it still offers a variety of dining and drinking options. The Red Sun Falling is a popular restaurant and bar that serves a mix of Khmer and Western dishes. The restaurant is known for its relaxed atmosphere, its riverside location, and its live music nights. Tokae Restaurant is another favorite among locals and tourists. The restaurant offers a wide range of Khmer dishes, including fish amok, beef lok lak, and Khmer curry. For vegetarian and vegan options, the Jasmine Boat Restaurant is a great choice. The restaurant serves a variety of healthy and delicious dishes, and it also offers cooking classes. As for bars, the River Dolphin Bar is a popular spot for a night out. The bar offers a wide selection of drinks, and it often hosts live music and quiz nights. The Balcony is another popular bar, known for its friendly staff, its great cocktails, and its stunning views of the Mekong River.

Recreational activities in Kratie are centered around the Mekong River and the surrounding countryside. Kayaking and boat tours are popular activities, with several companies offering tours along the Mekong River. These tours often include dolphin watching, visits to local villages, and opportunities to swim in the river. Cycling is another popular activity, with many tourists and locals cycling around the town or to the nearby Koh Trong Island. The island is a great place for a leisurely bike ride, with a 9 km circuit that takes you past fruit orchards, rice fields, and traditional Cambodian houses. For those interested in wildlife, bird watching tours are available in the nearby wetlands. These tours offer the chance to see a variety of bird species, including the endangered Sarus Crane. Lastly, for those looking to relax, there are several spas and massage parlors in the town, offering a range of treatments from traditional Khmer massages to aromatherapy.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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