Virachey National Park

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Ideal duration: 2-3 Days

Best Time: October - February Read More

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Outtyeancheat Vireakchey

"A park to witness Cambodian Wildlife "

Virachey National Park Tourism

Virachey is a national park located across Ratanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces in north-eastern Cambodia.  It is one of the two Cambodian ASEAN Heritage Parks, rich in an ecosystem comprising of marshlands, deciduous rainforests, rivers and wildlife. 

The remotely located park attracts tourists for its lush mountains home to jungles, beautiful landscapes consisting of valleys, rivers, wildlife and waterfalls. Travelers can camp at night and take up multiple days guided trekking tours in the national park.

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Trekking - Trekking in Virachey National Park is one of the top things to do. Several trails are covering different distances and terrain, in all range of difficulty levels. You don't need a prior hiking experience, although fitness would be required. It is only possible to do organised treks though, which needs to be booked through the Virachey National Park Eco-Tourism Information Centre in BanLung. Wildlife tours - Visitors can also sign up for organized wildlife tours booked via the information centre. It would take tourists through wild trails where they can sometimes spot elephants, leopards, deers, monkeys, bears and wild boars. Along with this, people can watch endangered gibbons, hornbills, giant ibis and other rare birds.


Day 1 & Day 2: Book a trek along one of the trails in the national park. Camp overnight and come back to Banlung after an adventurous hike in the wild. Day 3: Take a Wildlife Safari tour and spot the rare wildlife if you get lucky.


Carry proper shoes for trekking, raincoats, mosquito repellants, umbrellas, essential medicines and other necessary things that you might need for hiking and general travel If you want to camp on your own, you can do so with your tents and sleeping bags. But you need to get permits via tour operators to do so. It is recommended to book your accommodation in advance for a hassle-free trip. The limited guesthouses and hotels get booked quickly during the high season.

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What is famous about Virachey national park?

Virachey National Park is an excellent destination for people who like trekking in the mountains and enjoy wildlife.

What is not so good about Virachey national park?

The national park's distance from other tourist destinations and the uncomfortable journeys would discourage travelers used to pleasant trips.

What is the best time to visit Virachey national park?

The best time to visit Virachey National Park is between October to February, when the weather is not hot, and the humidity is manageable. It is an excellent time for wildlife spotting and hiking, both of which are difficult to do in the monsoon or summer.
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What is the best way to reach Virachey national park?

  • The closest city to get to the national park is to reach Banlung, the capital of Ratanakiri province. It takes about 12 hours to reach there by bus from Phnom Penh.
  • From Banlung, you can take a cab to Virachey National Park, which is located about 50km away. You can also get there to the national park from Banlung by renting a motorbike.
  • The journey takes about 2 to 3 hours. The cab ride costs about 50 USD for a round trip that can be shared, and a bike can be rented for about 25 USD per day.

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What are the places near Virachey national park?

The top places near to Virachey national park are Siem reap which is 356 km from Virachey national park, Phnom penh which is located 384 km from Virachey national park, Ratanakiri which is located 44 km from Virachey national park, Kep which is located 509 km from Virachey national park, Mondulkiri which is located 176 km from Virachey national park

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