Banlung is the last sizable Cambodian town before the border with Vietnam. It’s not big, but it’s bigger than Sen Monoram. Many travelers don’t consider Cambodian towns “beautiful,” but I try to find beauty wherever I go. It does have a charm to it, with its dirt streets and wooden houses.

There are some waterfalls and a lake in the surrounding countryside. After visiting the lake, there was a sign pointing to a waterfall down a dirt road 20 km away. The drive was quite spectacular, down the red road that went over rolling green hills. I never found the waterfall, but the drive itself was worthwhile.

There are three other waterfalls near town, and I found two of them. Here are some of my pictures from a nice day of riding.

Locals ride their motorbikes everywhere, even through the market.
Locals ride their motorbikes everywhere, even through the market.
Downtown Banlung, Cambodia.
Downtown Banlung, Cambodia.
These carts are everywhere, even in the countryside. You pick your processed meat, and they deep fry it. Then they deep fry the bread and make a sandwich.
These carts are everywhere, even in the countryside. You pick your processed meat, and they deep fry it. Then they deep fry the bread and make a sandwich.
Kids playing on the lake.
Kids playing on the lake.
Kid at the pagoda.
Kid at the pagoda.
I never found the waterfall, but it was an incredible ride.
I never found the waterfall, but it was an incredible ride.
Riding past a temple
Riding past a temple
I was in the middle of nowhere, then I cam to this town.
I was in the middle of nowhere, then I came to this town.
Green fields and blue sky.
Green fields and blue sky.
The colors of Cambodia are red, green, and blue.
The colors of Cambodia are red, green, and blue.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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