Kratie is also called the “4000 Islands” of Cambodia, which is referring to the remote island paradise Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) on the Lao side of the Lao-Cambodian border.
Having this nickname in mind, my first impression of the city was not the best. All I saw was trash, dirt, mud and decaying buildings. I had expected a remote village close to the water, with a “in the middle of nowhere” feel to it. However, since I have more than five weeks of time to spend in Cambodia, I decided to not give in to my first impression and leave the city the next day.
Instead I decided to stay a couple days in order to get a feeling for the place and it was well worth it. The cities style of houses (colonial style), the port and the river create a character and charme, that is very unique.
Here are some visual impressions from Kratie, Cambodia.
Once in a while I get to a place where I feel that video is the better medium to give you an impression of a place. Today, when I saw the local men playing a game called JIANZI, I felt that a video was the better choice. I was amazed by their talent.
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