Banlung, Ratanak Kiri, Cambodia Accommodations

Accommodations in Banlung

Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Overview of Molyka Lodge Molyka Lodge is large area surrounded by views of mountain, trees, flora and fauna of Ratanakiri The Lodge has a restaurant that serve both Khmer food and western food. We provide many difference activities cater to our guest need such as biking, tour,
Shared Room
Excellent
5 reviews
1br Shared Room
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceStaying at our house you will experience real tranquillity. The sounds of the birds and the nature are still those of the forest. Just staying there after exhausting travelling will calm you down and is a balm to the soul. You can hike through the surrounding hills of Phnum Sway, the Mango-Mountain, ride a motorbike or cycle to natural attractions such as waterfalls and the Yeak Laom (Lat:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN),Long: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) lake close by. The house was built solely from wood and bamboo in 2003, but we had to change skin and roof to wood and tiles later. The garden has Bananas, Mangos, Avocados, Cashews ... at your disposal. All you can eat- depending on the season. There is no luxury. Mat and mosquito net is all we can provide. Water is from a natural spring about 60 m away from the house. You can shower there and water is also carried back to the house. Near the house there is a small concrete bath room with a view and a WC. A local NGO Human and Health are starting to set up eco-tourism for income generation for their activities. They will be arranging what you need for your stay. H&H are working with the Provincial Health Department in TB control. May be accompanying them to villages in Ratanakiri for activities such as awareness raising of case detection can be arranged. Mr. Nimith from H&H can also provide information for conservation tours to the national parks in Ratanakiri. phone:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Our neighbour Mr. Pring can provide very good rice beer from the jar and arrange to play gongs if you are enough people. Ratanakiri is located in the North East of Cambodia. It borders Laos to the North, Viet Nam in the East, Mondulkiri Province in the South and Steung Treng Province to the West. Ratanakiri is one of the largest provinces of Cambodia but with a low population density and a total population of only 170.000 people. (However the population has doubled within the past 20 years) The soil on the plateau is red lateritic soil as in many parts of the central highlands of Viet Nam. Rubber had been planted here since the colonial times and is now experiencing a large boom again. Commercial agricultural industries are more and more replacing traditional ways of farming and alter the landscape of the province. The area was quite isolated from the rest of the world until the 2nd Indochina war, when the Ho Chi Minh trail had to be built and the province became a target for fierce bombing and battles. The forests of Ratanakiri also provided shelter for the first Khmer Rouge (KR) leaders during the late 1960s when they were still a small and neglectable group. After the KR, during the civil war in the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s Ratanakiri remained cut off from the southern provinces of Cambodia. It was mainly reached by land through Viet Nam or by air from Phnom Penh and Steung Treng. Infrastructure to the south on road 78 and road 7 was bad and unsecure, with KR groups operating in Steung Treng, Kratie and Mondulkiri. The people of Ratanakiri are still by majority indigenous people of several different groups with distinct languages. Culturally they are more related to other indigenous groups in Laos and Viet Nam than to the Cambodian Khmer population. Indigenous people have an animist believe system that is still very much represented in their customs. Ratanakiri is a hub to Laos and the Central Highlands In 2001 travelling via road to Phnom Penh still took 3 days, often taking a boat on the Mekong between Steung Treng and Kompong Cham. Today its only 8 hours from Phnom Penh, and 2 hours from Steung Treng and the Lao border. Today Ratanakiri is a hub in the triangle Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam. There are daily busses to Pleiku (three hours). If you start at 7:00 in Ban Lung, Ratanakiri you can be at the sea in Quy Nhon (Latitude (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), Longitude (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), Viet Nam in the afternoon at about 15:00 via the famous road No 13 through the central highlands. From Pleiku you can take a night bus to Ho Chi Minh city or Danang, Hue, Nha Trang arriving there in the morning the next day. Phone numbers: Busses to Quy Nhon – Viet Nam: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Busses to Gia Lai (Pleiku)-Viet Nam: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Better you have someone speak Khmer or Vietnamese when calling those numbers ;-) Send me an e.mail and I can try to arrange the bus from here;-) Vans to Phnom Penh, Mr. Bona: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (English ok) The house is dedicated as a memory to Nguyen Ngoc Giau, my first wife who passed away some years ago. The garden with its fruit trees and the atmosphere are her creation. Guest AccessNature, a natural spring for water supply and the sounds of birds and the wind. Interaction with GuestsTwo indigenous students from remote villages of the Jaray tribe are living at our house and take care of the property. They are be happy to receive you. Speak your English slowly and repeat...;-) If you are interested you can visit the local NGO Human and Health who are working with the Provincial Health Department in TB control. May be accompanying them to villages in Ratanakiri for activities such as awareness raising of case detection can be arranged. Mr. Nimith from H&H can also provide information for conservation tours to the national parks in Ratanakiri. phone:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Our neighbour Mr. Pring can provide very good rice beer from the jar and arrange to play gongs if you are enough people. The NeighborhoodRatanakiri is located in the North East of Cambodia. It borders Laos to the North, Viet Nam in the East, Mondulkiri Province in the South and Steung Treng Province to the West. Ratanakiri is one of the largest provinces of Cambodia but with a low population density and a total population of only 170.000 people. (However the population has doubled within the past 20 years) The soil on the plateau is red lateritic soil as in many parts of the central highlands of Viet Nam. Rubber had been planted here since the colonial times and is now experiencing a large boom again. Commercial agricultural industries are more and more replacing traditional ways of farming and alter the landscape of the province. The area was quite isolated from the rest of the world until the 2nd Indochina war, when the Ho Chi Minh trail had to be built and the province became a target for fierce bombing and battles. The forests of Ratanakiri also provided shelter for the first Khmer Rouge (KR) leaders during the late 1960s when they were still a small and neglectable group. After the KR, during the civil war in the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s Ratanakiri remained cut off from the southern provinces of Cambodia. It was mainly reached by land through Viet Nam or by air from Phnom Penh and Steung Treng. Infrastructure to the south on road 78 and road 7 was bad and unsecure, with KR groups operating in Steung Treng, Kratie and Mondulkiri. The people of Ratanakiri are still by majority indigenous people of several different groups with distinct languages. Culturally they are more related to other indigenous groups in Laos and Viet Nam than to the Cambodian Khmer population. Indigenous people have an animist believe system that is still very much represented in their customs. Getting AroundRatanakiri is a hub to Laos and the Central Highlands In 2001 travelling via road to Phnom Penh still took 3 days, often taking a boat on the Mekong between Steung Treng and Kompong Cham. Today its only 8 hours from Phnom Penh, and 2 hours from Steung Treng and the Lao border. Today Ratanakiri is a hub in the triangle Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam. There are daily busses to Pleiku (three hours). If you start at 7:00 in Ban Lung, Ratanakiri you can be at the sea in Quy Nhon (Latitude (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), Longitude (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), Viet Nam in the afternoon at about 15:00 via the famous road No 13 through the central highlands. From Pleiku you can take a night bus to Ho Chi Minh city or Danang, Hue, Nha Trang arriving there in the morning the next day. Phone numbers: Busses to Quy Nhon – Viet Nam: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Busses to Gia Lai (Pleiku)-Viet Nam: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Better you have someone speak Khmer or Vietnamese when calling those numbers ;-) Send me an e.mail and I can try to arrange the bus from here;-) Vans to Phnom Penh, Mr. Bona: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (English ok) Other Things to NoteThe house is dedicated as a memory to Nguyen Ngoc Giau, my first wife who died of cancer on 21.08.2011. The garden with its fruit trees and the atmosphere is her creation. She was a social person and always wanted to support children and students, so the house is also a boarding house for currently 2 students from remote villages of the Jaray ethnic group. The Jaray are a large tribe with its majority population in Gia Lay province. The two young men Korn and Om are looking after the house and ground while I am abroad and will be happy to receive you.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
Experience with the true Khmer life. Spending your time enjoy and learn the way of Khmer living. 15percent of your spending will goes to school for kids' study equipments. Moreover, guests can spend there time to teach English to children.
Bedroom
Bedroom
    Experience Genuine Khmer Life; 3km from Balung, Ratanakiri Province. Friendly guides are available for local tours of the picturesque waterfalls, the beautiful surrounding countryside and other nearby points of interest. Free pick up to the home.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Smoking Allowed
    Experience Genuine Khmer Life; 3km from Banlung, Ratanakiri province. Friendly guides are available for local tours of the picturesque waterfalls, the beautiful surrounding countryside and other nearby points of interest. 10mins walk to waterfalls.
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
      Other Things to NoteKhmer Homestay is a family home running by Mr. Jimmy. He has an English class for kids in front of the house which guests can help by sharing their knowledge to them. Leave me a contact for your interested in staying and experience true Khmer life. Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) Thanks for your reviewing. Jimmy