Always want to get away for one or a couple of days on the weekend? Wondering where to visit and what to do to escape and get away from the city? Yes, there are many activities to thrill you. Here is one of my favorite thing to do, a day trekking at the border of the triple provinces, visit the most stunning waterfall on the top of the Oral mountain.
The Oral mountain range is located across Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, and Pursat provinces. It’s only a couple of hours away from the capital city of Phnom Penh. There are several waterfalls on this mountain from the top to the bottom. Most of the local people will be at the second or third drop of the waterfall. This being accessible, they can actually have fun, sliding down, and swimming. Midway along there are a few drops that are abandoned due to dense undergrowth and fallen trees.
To see this gorgeous waterfall, we had to hike and climb for nearly an hour through the jungle, but with lots of laughs as the local trekking guide and others who joined, made un-stoppable jokes along the way.
I’m pretty sure you will be exhausted and so weary when you reach the top but when you just look at how beautiful this waterfall is then you will be proud of your accomplishment. Surrounded by picturesque nature, huge trees, wildflowers, hundreds of different kinds of butterflies, and of course the impressive waterfall.
With an amazing breeze and a fresh gust of air after hiking, no one waited, and jumped straight in, enjoying the swim in the icy water. It was so refreshing, but then came the sunshine that warmed us up again. Had a little chit-chat with a local dog and other hikers at the open area, before hiking back down to the bottom of the mountain.
What could possibly be better than this! The perfect Sunday hiking, a full day trekking to explore the mountain range, refreshing yourself, and getting ready for the new week ahead.
Check out my video of Chreav Waterfall.