Ratanakiri is located up to the north east of Cambodia bordering Mondulkiri. It has similar feature of natural resources. It is home of indigenous people groups all in all named the Khmer Loeu (“High Khmer”). They have their own way of life, history, and dialects and have truly been far expelled from the marsh Khmer.
The physical and ecological character of the area is comprised of a noteworthy scope of high land with undulating slopes and mountains, a level, watershed marshes, hole lakes, streams, and waterfalls. Timberland cover differs from region to region, from the thick invulnerable woodland in the northern achieves, which are as yet rich in natural life, to the drier and sparser backwoods, found in the southwest.
Correspondingly, the dirt sorts introduce go from rich volcanic soil to the sandy soil found close waterways. Avaricious logging is taking a substantial toll here. Ratanakiri has likewise long been a range of gainful diamond mining a few in spite of the fact that the entire region is on the edge of being completely mined out.
It was to this area that Pol Pot and his colleagues fled in the ’60s when Sihanouk chose to take action against those he named with hatred the Khmer Rouge. From various perspectives these men on the run found a ready and faithful group of onlookers among the tribal people groups of this remote district. They had frequently been victimized and reinforced into bondage.
Nowadays this district is developing as an extremely prominent eco-tourism goal and offices, while still essential, are enhancing with each passing year.
Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province.