A rural province of the same name, life in Kratie centres on the charming town located on the banks of the Mekong River. While it is possible to explore the agricultural land and wildlife sanctuaries elsewhere in the province, the heart of this region is very much in the town and alongside the Mekong River, which flows all the way through the province. In fact, 80% of Kratie Province’s population lives along the banks of the Mekong. While the town itself is full of French colonial elegance, the river is home to endangered Irrawaddy dolphins and hundreds of islands.
Make the absolute most of the gorgeous Kratie town and explore the urban centre on foot, by bicycle or by moto. As well as exploring the town centre, it’s possible to follow the riverside in either direction and pass through villages of local indigenous tribes too. It’s also possible to embark on longer cycling or motorcycling journeys along the Mekong Riverside Trail - with homestays and authentic stops along the way.
Many people love wandering around Kratie town and the surrounding area to enjoy the old French colonial architecture and numerous temples. Wat Sray Sahn-tah-rah-boh is one of the prettiest temples, located by the river.