Fodor's Expert Review Yeak Laom Lake

Ratanakiri Province Family

Lodged in a volcanic crater 5 km (3 miles) east of Ban Lung, this mystical lake, bordered by jungle, is sacred to the Khmer Loeu hill tribes. It's a half mile in diameter and 154 feet deep, and there are wooden jetties from which to launch yourself into the cool waters. Swing from a hammock in one of the huts lining the shore—these cost $3 to rent for the day, but if you order food it's free. The local specialty is prung, bamboo stuffed with vegetables, meat, and local herbs and spices which are cooked over an open fire. Stalls at the entrance sell jungle honey, as well as Cambodian krama scarves. Take a tuk-tuk ($3) or moto from Ban Lung.

Family Body of Water Outdoor

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Banlung, Ratanakiri  Cambodia

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