For the chance to see the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins
A relaxed riverside town, Kratie has some of the best sunsets on the Mekong in Cambodia. It is the most likely place in the country to see rare Irrawaddy dolphins, which are unique to the Mekong River. There is also a rich legacy of French-era architecture to discover.
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Kratie.
The rare - just 92 individuals are estimated to still exist - Irrawaddy Dolphins are best spotted from Kampi. They have a bulging forehead, short beak, and 12-19 teeth on each side of both jaws.
Wat Roka Kandal
Wat Roka Kandal, a beautiful little temple dating from the 19th century, is one of the oldest in the region. The walls have murals and stencilling similar to those seen in the pagodas in Luang Prabang, and to see the beautifully restored interior, you may have to ask around for someone with the key. Today this pagoda is not a place for worship but a small handicraft Centre.
A selection of tours to Kratie
Cambodia Tailor Made Culture
10 day tour from £2,055
Spot Irrawaddy Dolphins, visit temples and experience the culture in a 10-day tour
Vietnam Tailor Made Cruise
Pandaw Mekong Cruise
13 day tour from £4,299
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia