While much of Cambodia boasts of being home to the world’s top historical and ancient sites of antiquity, Pailin offers something different for adventurers. Pailin’s increasing attraction as an eco-tourism agro-tourism destination is due to the abundance of natural beauty and places for outdoor activities. Pailin and the immediate surrounding area is home to Cambodia’s most stunning mountains, pristine waterfalls, gemstones, rich green forests, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations, pepper farms, among other crops.
Ecotourism: Destination Pailin
Geographically, Pailin’s close proximity to Thailand has influenced closer border and economic ties between Cambodia and Thailand. In addition, Pailin offers border crossers great convenience and ease when renewing visas.
Tourists are increasingly taking advantage of the eco-tourism and agro-tourism opportunities throughout Pailin and the immediate surrounding area, and the new roads connecting Koh Kong and Pailin make travel not only easy but beautiful.
Traveling to Koh Kong province in and of itself is an adventure. You can access the back-country road by dirt-bike via Samlot, and Veal Veng then Koh Kong which will take approximately four hours. The landscape and views along this backcountry road are beautiful. Progress is being made on a new route, and in the near future there will be a new road built along the Cambodia-Thai border to make Pailin and Koh Kong a shorter between the two towns.
This new route is approximately 150km direct from Pailin to Koh Kong. Progress so far has already completed 40kms, and similar to the more adventurous backcountry route, along this new route the landscape is stunning and there are many outdoor activities you can do along the way—otter habitats, waterfalls and Anglong Khiev Lake. Anglong Khiev Lake is an expansive lake of 20m depth, and with clear and clean blue pristine waters.