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Specialized tours such as elephant trekking to minority ethic village, and walking treks into the local woodlands and forests can be purchased at most local guesthouses and hotels. Tours to local waterfalls are also available.  
 
Specialized tours such as elephant trekking to minority ethic village, and walking treks into the local woodlands and forests can be purchased at most local guesthouses and hotels. Tours to local waterfalls are also available.  
  
* <do name="Visit the Mondulkiri Project" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax=" hours="" price="">a protected forest area offering unique elephant encounters and overnight jungle treks. You can walk with, feed, swim with and wash elephants at a waterfall in the jungle. No elephant riding. This new community project employs local Bunong guides and plans to start Mondulkiri's first elephant breeding program. Website: [http://www.mondulkiriproject.org www.mondulkiriproject.org]</do>
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Trekking into Seima Biodiversiy Conservation area is a good alternative to elephant trekking. Your money still goes into the local community while promoting wildlife conservation and providing guides w/ employment that doesn't rely on overworked elephants. Poaching and deforestation is still a large problem but this area still retains 7 species of globally threatened primates including the world's largest population of Black-shanked Doucs. Dry season is best for treks when fruit trees are ripe but sightings of wildlife can occur year round. Enquire at the Green House Bar and Restaurant for the next available tour.
  
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WWF are planning to open a Safari style lodge, in the near future on the Srepok River but for now it is still under construction.
  
 
To get up and close with elephants that roam free in the natural habitat then visiting the very original Elephant Valley Project (or EVP as it is locally known) is a definite highlight of a trip to this region. It is here that you will be able to see how the local charity ELIE takes care or several herds of retired, former working elephants and rehabilitates them back into their natural habitat. You can not ride them but will however walk with them as they graze the forest and grasslands there. This is proving to be an increasingly popular destination with several copy cat enterprises developing alternatives to adapt to the attraction.  Check out their website at www.elephantvalleyproject.org for more info.
 
To get up and close with elephants that roam free in the natural habitat then visiting the very original Elephant Valley Project (or EVP as it is locally known) is a definite highlight of a trip to this region. It is here that you will be able to see how the local charity ELIE takes care or several herds of retired, former working elephants and rehabilitates them back into their natural habitat. You can not ride them but will however walk with them as they graze the forest and grasslands there. This is proving to be an increasingly popular destination with several copy cat enterprises developing alternatives to adapt to the attraction.  Check out their website at www.elephantvalleyproject.org for more info.
  
Trekking into Seima Biodiversiy Conservation area is a good alternative to elephant trekking. Your money still goes into the local community while promoting wildlife conservation and providing guides w/ employment that doesn't rely on overworked elephants. Poaching and deforestation is still a large problem but this area still retains 7 species of globally threatened primates including the world's largest population of Black-shanked Doucs. Dry season is best for treks when fruit trees are ripe but sightings of wildlife can occur year round.
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Visit the Mondulkiri Project, a protected forest area offering unique elephant encounters and overnight jungle treks. You can walk with, feed, swim with and wash elephants at a waterfall in the jungle. No elephant riding. This new community project employs local Bunong guides and plans to start Mondulkiri's first elephant breeding program. Website: http://www.mondulkiriproject.org.
 
 
WWF are planning to open a Safari style lodge, in the near future on the Srepok River but for now it is still under construction.
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
There is a good Khmer restaurant (Khmer Kitchen) close to "The Middle of Somewhere" and by the river Bananas owned by a Dutch lady is also very good however is closing soon due to a lack of customers and too much beer.  
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There is a good Khmer restaurant (Khmer Kitchen) close to "The Middle of Somewhere" and by the river Bananas owned by a Dutch lady is also very good however is closing soon due to a lack of customers and too much beer. The Greenhouse is a must for backpackers. It has a good vibe and a very friendly owner.  He can arrange for tours and speaks good English. He is also employed by WWF and knows what goes on in the region.
 
*<eat name="Mondulkiri Pizza" alt="" address="" directions="near Sen Monorom Referral Hospital" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Laid back restaurant, friendly owner speaks good English. Open since January 2013. Pizza only menu - several flavor combos. $3USD for a small, $5USD for medium, $8USD for large. Good coffee and free wifi.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Mondulkiri Pizza" alt="" address="" directions="near Sen Monorom Referral Hospital" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Laid back restaurant, friendly owner speaks good English. Open since January 2013. Pizza only menu - several flavor combos. $3USD for a small, $5USD for medium, $8USD for large. Good coffee and free wifi.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Khmer Kitchen" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Foreigner friendly with prices accordingly. Has wifi.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Khmer Kitchen" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Foreigner friendly with prices accordingly. Has wifi.</eat>
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*<eat name="Greenhouse" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Relaxing spot, good food at average prices. Friendly owners. Has wifi.</eat>
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Chilli on the Rocks is a great bar which does good quality cocktails and tasty Western food.
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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*<sleep name="Heng Heng Guesthouse" alt="" address="" directions="next to the Khmer Kitchen" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$6" lat="" long="">Clean rooms, friendly family - only two people really speak English. $6 for a double bed, fan, ensuite bathroom without hot water.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Heng Heng Guesthouse" alt="" address="" directions="next to the Khmer Kitchen" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$6" lat="" long="">Clean rooms, friendly family - only two people really speak English. $6 for a double bed, fan, ensuite bathroom without hot water.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Happy Elephant Bungalows" alt="" address="" directions="Coming from Greenhouse, take left at the roundabout, walk straight for 15min and you will see indications for the guesthouse" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$5" lat="" long="">Double beds and twin beds bungalows from 5$ to 8$ no hot water. Dorm 2$. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Happy Elephant Bungalows" alt="" address="" directions="Coming from Greenhouse, take left at the roundabout, walk straight for 15min and you will see indications for the guesthouse" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$5" lat="" long="">Double beds and twin beds bungalows from 5$ to 8$ no hot water. Dorm 2$. </sleep>
*<sleep name="Green House Guesthouse" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$10" lat="" long=""> $10 for double room, $5 for shared dorm. Reports abound of staff scamming and threatening guests, and money stolen from locked rooms. </sleep>
 
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
Most restaurants/guesthouses here say tickets to Phnom Penh via minibus are $12. Departures from Sen Monorom at 7am and 1pm daily.
 
Most restaurants/guesthouses here say tickets to Phnom Penh via minibus are $12. Departures from Sen Monorom at 7am and 1pm daily.
 
*[Jan 2015] The Phnom Penh Sorya bus station is on the road downhill from the tourist information office, very close to it. From here, the bus is due to leave at 7.30 for Phnom Penh, where you can change to get to Siem Reap.
 
*[Jan 2015] The Phnom Penh Sorya bus station is on the road downhill from the tourist information office, very close to it. From here, the bus is due to leave at 7.30 for Phnom Penh, where you can change to get to Siem Reap.

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