North of Kratie, the Mekong River flows through Riverine forest and supports a rich array of nesting birds including several species of terns, waders, swallows and large waterbirds.

A visit here will include a boat trip at the Kampi Pools about 15km North of Kratie, where the Mekong has scoured out deep pools which provide a feeding and breeding area for the Irrawaddy Dolphin and a site for the Mekong Wagtail and other riverine species such as the River Lapwing and Small Pranticole.
Before setting off for the long drive back to Siem Reap birding in rice paddy and scrub around Kratie should spot Asian Golden and Streaked Weavers.

Accommodation in Kratie is in clean aircon rooms with ensuite bathrooms, Western and Khmer food is available.


Accessible all year. River can be quite strong from June to December.


Large low-land river with small rocky islands covered in dense bush.

Planning a trip

It is recommended to allow 1-2 days to experience this location.