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Satisfy your wanderlust by exploring Cambodia’s lesser-known corners. From Battambang to Ratanakiri, straying from the norm has rarely been so rewarding
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YEAK LOAM

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Take the path less travelled to this deep lake nestled in the jungles of Cambodia’s remote Ratanakiri province. The 800-metre-wide lake forms a near-flawless circle, as if traced by a compass. In fact, its clear waters are thought to fill a 4,000-year-old volcanic crater, though local legend tells that a giant king ordered the hole be dug during a search for his errant, lovesick daughter. Located about five kilometres from Banlung, the capital of Ratanakiri province, it’s a must-see for those touring the hill country.

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Rather than waiting around for buses when travelling long distances not served by air in Cambodia, we’d recommend hiring a private car – a far quicker and more convenient way to travel. Prices are cheap considering the journey times involved, and cars are easy to arrange at hotels or local travel agents.