Kracheh along the Mekong River is famous for its Irawaddy Dolphins. The Dolphins are endangered, but many conservation efforts are in place as well as the local enconomy realizing the tourist potential. The town is more often frequented by visitors making their way to and from Laos, but only 5 hours from Phnom Penh, it is a good get away. In addition to the dolphins, Kracheh is rich in French Colonial Architecture. North of town is a Wat with 100 columns. Life is vibrant along the Mekong.
ENJOYING AN OUTING ALONG THE RIVER ROAD
MONUMENT MARKING THE IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS
DOLPHIN VIEWING AREA NORTH OF KRACHEH - YOU CAN ALSO HIRE A BOAT HERE TO GET A CLOSER LOOK
HOPING TO CATCH A DOLPIN BREAKING THE SURFACE
WAT SA SA MOUY ROY -100 COLUMN TEMPLE NORTH OF KRACHEH
WATER BUFFALO OUT FOR A RIVER SIDE STROLL
COOKING WAFFLES ALONG THE ROADSIDE
EVERY YEAR THE HIGH SEASONAL WATER LEVELS OVER TAKE THIS BRIDGE TO A RECREATIONAL SPOT NORTH OF KRACHEH
AT A BOAT STOP NEAR WAT SA SA MOUY ROY
FRUIT SHAKE STANDS ALONG KRACHEHS RIVERFRONT
CHAM GIRLS OUT TO BATHE AND COLLECT WATER
MONEY CHANGER IN TOWN
A FRENCH COLONIAL BUILDING IN THE HEART OF KRACHEH
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