Pailin province, known for gem mining, is a peaceful rural town unspoilt by modern development that allows visitors a glimpse into the real Cambodian life of the once war-torn area. Easily accessible from Chantaburi via the Ban Pakard/Phsa Prum Border which is free from the scams and hassles of Poipet/Koh Kong, Pailin offers you an alternative way to enter/exit Cambodia with good modern roads allowing easy access to Koh Chang, Rayong, Pattaya, Bangkok, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh. It's also an ideal place to base yourself for trekking excursions and guided tours into the Cardamom Mountains, one of Southeast Asia's best preserved wilderness areas which hosts an abundance of unique species as well as some of the few populations of endangered animals once common to South East Asia.
Place to stay in Pailin
Memoria Palace is nestled on a cozy northern hilltop on the edge of the Cardamom Mountains in northwestern Cambodia. Memoria is a beautiful boutique eco-resort offering simple, memorable experiences and personal rejuvenation. The tranquil comfort of the lush green natural beauty of the resort property and surrounding area creates perfect environment for retreat, relaxation, adventure and outdoors along with quality time with family and friends. The Memoria is a cozy hideaway with an inviting appeal. The resort's vast incredible natural wonder draws you to relax and discover the untouched beauty of the surrounding Cardamom Mountains and foothills. Your senses perk with the magnificent views across the countryside, fresh clean air, beautiful scent of nature, idyllic and bountiful farmlands, invigorating breeze off the mountains, and unforgettable sunrises and sunsets.