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Mondulkiri’s highest and smallest waterfalls, metres apart

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Leng Khin is Mondulkiri’s highest waterfall, measuring 25m in the dry season and 28m in the rainy season. Pha Lina

Mondulkiri’s highest and smallest waterfalls, metres apart

Most people travelling to Mondulkiri province head to its most famous waterfalls Bou Sra, Kbal Preah, Romanear I & II and Monorom. But what most visitors generally don’t experience, however, are the province’s shortest and highest waterfalls.

Leng Ong and Leng Khin waterfalls are officially the province’s shortest and tallest waterfalls respectively, and in an ironic twist of fate the two record breakers are located less than 300m apart in O’Reang district’s Pou Yam village, 26km from Mondulkiri town.

Leng Ong Waterfall measures less than one metre in the dry season and 1m in the rainy season. While Leng Khin Waterfall, the province’s highest, measures 25m in the dry season and 28m in the rainy season.

Both waterfalls are covered by dense trees in a cool and calm environment, and at each waterfall’s base there is a big water reservoir in which tourists can swim.

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At only 1m in the rainy season, Leng Ong is the province’s shortest waterfall. Pha Lina

Mondulkiri Tourism Department head Ngin Sovimean explained that a lack of infrastructure and knowledge of the uniquely contrasting sites in such close proximity has led to them being one of the province’s undiscovered gems.

“The district authority has recently worked with the community to build trail road to the waterfalls, so we hope they will now attract more tourists.

“Both the local community and the local authority are developing the sites to ease access for tourists so they can travel faster and with more safety. Tourists can visit both Leng Ong and Leng Khin waterfalls freely without paying any fee,” he said.

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