|Yaklom crater lake at Ban Lung|
While living & traveling in Thailand I also sometimes go to Laos or Cambodia. And in May 2013 I did travel for about 10 days in Cambodia. I did stay for a few days in the area of Ban Lung (Ratanakiri) in North-East Cambodia. In a area that once was a tense and remote jungle, but demand for wood is changing the landscape fast. So I explored the nearby area of Ban Lung and one of the amazing places to visit is Yakom Lake in a old volcano crater and surrounded by beautiful big & old trees. It is just a few km's east of Ban Lung and is a perfect place to spend the afternoon swimming in the fresh water or just watching the locals enjoying a pick nick. Be aware of the fact that you will have to pay entrance fee, 500 riel for Cambodian people and 6.000 riel for tourists. And 2000 riel for your motorbike.