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“Great way to spend a morning” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Koh Trong

Koh Trong
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Kratie
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Kratie, Cambodia
1 review
“Great way to spend a morning”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

This island is very clean and has lovely things to see. There are houses around the outside of the island and the middle is full of rice fields and vegetables. Also there are some rare fruit bats there. Nice place to rent a bike and spend some time.

Visited December 2012
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“River Island Ahoy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

An island situated bang in the middle of Mekong across the bank from Kratie is a nice, quiet and peaceful place. If one wants to swirl around slowly in time without bothering for much of material comfort a trip to Koh Trong is strongly recommended. It is certainly not a very Rural experience as most of the people are quite familiar and attuned to tourists. But its good to see so many smiling faces.

Cross the Mekong on the boat up to the island during high-water and about a km on sand by foot in dry season you get bicycles and horse carts for transport. for those with more time and stamina they could cover the island on foot.

Don't miss the unique grapefruit (pomelo) for anything. they are quite unlike any other that can be tasted, sweet and juicy it can make for a good breakfast.

Though I had gone there on work, I couldn't help myself indulge in some of the simple pleasures that this island has to offer.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A nice half day excursion out of Kratie!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Located directly across the mekong river from Kratie, this is a very relaxing and friendly place to spend a few hours. Ferries frequently make the short hop across the river for a small fee. You can rent bikes in Kratie and take them across or you can rent them on Koh Trong for 1$. There are homestays on the island as well but I didn't get the chance to partake. The main attraction here is interacting with the people here who are unfailingly friendly. Just about everyone I came across while biking around the perimeter of the island gave me a friendly wave and the kids were super playful. A nice experience.

Visited May 2012
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“Nice place for a day trip or to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

If you are looking for a quite place to relax, see people and get around, Koh Trong is it. There is a frequently running ferry for 1.000R, bikes are 1 or 2$ per day.
The locals are very friendly and a lot of kids will cheer to you. Besides cycling around and sitting on the nicely sandy Mekong shore there is not much to do here.
There is one guest house (a bit expensive) and two home stays for 5$ per person per night. We stayed there for three nights and loved it.

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“a very nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

It is very quiet island, friendly children and people. Good to relax for few days

Visited December 2011
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