We won't be getting fat in Chi Phat

Trip Start Dec 24, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Cambodia  , Kaôh Kŏng,
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Will add pictures to this later.

On a public internet cafe computer to fill in time.
Spent two horribly memorable but funnily enjoyable nights in Chi Phat.

Chi Phat, a small Eco Tourism village found with a two hour very slow boat ride through the Boutum Sakor National Park. The pin on the map is an estimation of where it may be, honestly I am not sure of it's exact location.

I would have been able to count the amount of tourists there with my hands and I almost talked to every single one of them.

Can't say that too often when you're travelling.

Went there basically to do this mountain bike ride to these burial jars. When I have better internet reception I will definitely be finding out more about these because they were some of the strangest things I have ever seen. If you want some researching search Cambodia Burial Jars in the Cardamon Mountains. They have only been recently discovered from what I know and they are basically all these little tiny tiny coffins and ceramic jars shoved into crevices and hidey holes within the rock face of these mountains. I saw two areas however there are plenty more. They are only just discovering them however and have no idea why they are there. They assume they have been there since the 15-17th century, however the interesting thing is that they are adult formed skeletons but about the size of a child. Anyway, I am researching more when I get to England or something, University of Sydney is already on top of it as we speak. If you come to Cambodia go see them. The 41 km bike ride (which doesnt sound far but up a mountain on tiny tracks is horrendous) and the 400m walk UP is definitely worth it - mum and I both feel they will not be open for much longer.


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