Palin, another place well off the tourist trail and one which is just developing. The border town at the far west abutting the Thailand; is at the north end of The Cardomom Mountains. The area has a beguiling landscape of steep wooded mountains, waterfalls and some of the most attractive nature in Cambodia. I stayed at the Memoria Palace Resort a few Kms from Pailin Town
Wat Yaht is a striking example of a Burmese Style Buddhist temple. Wat Yaht; situated on a steep hill; has a new tall standing Buddha and newly restored golden stupa with Burmese script adorning its base. A macabre depiction of Buddhist Hell is a feature of the hilltop sanctuary; the steps are lined with immaculately painted shrines and Buddha figures. The views from the top of the hill are well worth the effort. We continued to the river where we hoped to see Gem diggers at work along the river banks. But there were none but we did see a lady crossing a broken suspension bridge. We drove out into the country to the Blue Mountain and the Otovao Watefalls. The Otovao River cascades over an extensive series of waterfall and rapids. Its also a cool place for a swim' but not On that day as the water was a bit chilly. I had a few days here and rode back using a route I expected to be a good shortcut; but it was a bad road so I turned back exhausted and took the good road back via Sissophon. The delay meant that I was going to have to complete my trip in the dark. 35 kms from Siem Reap I had a flat tyre. As luck would have it I was opposite a moto repair shop and cafe!
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Guestbook for Pailin
The fresh and clean air, mountains line, and the stunning views making the trekking, hiking and cycling verdant trials, swimming at the base of remote waterfalls in the area is a perfect escape and a tremendous of a kind fond memory. Pailin is a realm of yet explored!