Tourism Attractions in Pailin, Cambodia

Cooking Classes the traditional way, for individual or for couples. 

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We propose guided visits of Pailin and its various attractions. Cost (prices include transportation, excludes other expenses and fees) : 

Half day: 15$ per person / Full day: 30$ per person

Including (but not limited to) tours of:

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The Phnom Dambang Resort is located in the Phnom Dambang Village of Otavao Commune, 25kms away from Pailin town, and can easily be accessed via the National Highway 57. 

Reaching the Bang Rolim Village one can see a Billboard that indicates the resort's direction. 

Crystal clear water and large trees make the charm of this place and tourists can relax and enjoy the calm and forgiving Pailin weather. 

The waters there comes from the Samlot district and flows all the way to Battambang and the Tonlé Sap Lake. 

Located in the Borhoy village in Boryakha Commun, 11 Km away from the city center, the Chamkar Knol resort is a daytime country resort ideal for a family relaxation trip. 

With a lake, fresh air, great sceneries and small huts to rest, it is a favourite excursion for Pailin people. 

The Kolap Pailin Resort is located in Or Tabrang village, Pailin Commune, 3 Kilometers away from the provincial town. 

It used to be a large gems mining exploitation that left a huge hole which filled with water and is now used for recreational activities and water sports, ideal for a relaxing afternoon with the whole family. 

The Otavao Waterfall is located in Khlong Village in Otavao Commune, only 10 Km away from Pailin's City center. 

The water flowing down the mountain top is pure and fresh and rests in 7 different basins along the way, some of which allow for a quick refreshing dip. 

Of course it is not the Niagara Falls but it makes for a great afternoon of relaxation or meditation with easy access to restoration and refreshments. 


The Phnom Yat Historical site has a verdant mountain which boastas varieties of evergreen trees. This mountain covered by large rocks and ancient mine pits. On the top one can find the Cholamony Stuppas and the Phnom Yat Hermitage overlooking the lovely Pailin Valley. 

The History of Phnom Yat: 

Built by Shan migrants from Myanmar in 1922, the Wat Phnom Yat is a holy place for worship in the heart of Pailin. It includes an old pagoda, similar to the Kola pagoda. 

Wat Rattanak Sophoan

At the foot of Phnom Yat is another pagoda, the Wat Rattanak Sophoan. On the walls of the enclosure surrounding the pagoda is a bas-relief depicting the Hindu saga of the churning of the Ocean of Milk.

Legend has it that there was a couple named Yat whose activity was mining in the Pailin area. 

When they got older they started practicing meditation at the top of the hill now called Yat. 

At that time, Pailin residents often took their rough gems to Siam, Rubies, Sapphire, Garnet and Zircon, and made a good income that allowed them to improve their daily lives and even arm themselves and fortify their dwellings. 

The regular increase of population in the region inevitably increased the hunting activity and the animals started to complain, and the spirits started to be disturbed. 

One day the spirits of the forest took human form and went to meet the Yat couple who had long come to be greatly respected throughout the region. 

They asked them to make the hunters stop to hunt and fire weapons throughout the forest. They would in exchange show them where to find the most beautiful and valuable gems so they could become rich and farm rather than hunt. They also requested that a pagoda be built on top of the hill so that peacock could be played on holy days. 

The elderly couple shared this knowledge with the residents of the region that then strived to become one of the most beautiful and quiet site in Cambodia. 


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