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Banlung

Trip Planner Asia  /  Cambodia  /  Ratanakiri Province  /  Banlung
Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province in northeastern Cambodia. Banlung is 636 km from the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. Ratanakiri province borders Vietnam and Laos. Banlung is also the capital of the Banlung District. The city has a population of around 17,000 and the surrounding district has a population of 23 888. The town became the capital of Ratanakiri province in 1979, following the fall of the Khmer Rouge. The capital was moved from Voen Sai to Banlung in order to facilitate trade with Vietnam . Prior to 1979 the town was known as Labansiek. It is a relatively lively commercial center; ethnic minorities from surrounding villages often come to the city market to sell their goods.Banlung district contains 16 villages located in three communes.InfrastructureThere is electricity in Banlung produced by the nearby O Chum 2 Hydropower Dam, in the wider region only around 13% of homes have access to electricity.
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To stay in the thick of things, consider the town's south, where you'll spot plenty of backpacker-friendly hostels and guesthouses on lively thoroughfares, with street food stalls and markets all around. For the more upscale accommodations, head north of town center. Sitting by the side of the lake, boutique hotels and guesthouses with romantic balconies overlook the water and feature pleasant dining rooms.
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