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Plantation

Day 2 : I came Ratanakiri to see mining area as I have interested in gems especially sapphire. But it became clear that this area isn't produce of sapphire only produce of zircon. Although I really disappointed to know that, I decided to go gem mining area and Seven Step Waterfall.

Rubber forest

Rubber plantation

Motorbike's driver Mr. Tra and I drove though robber forest at first and then we passed through cashew nut plantation. He said that as there used to be coffee plantation now changed to cashew nut because it earning was little bit high than coffee.



Cultivation

Land brought under cultivation 
Like memorial of the forest

Memorial of the forest

After while suddenly forest was end and cultivation land spread out before our eyes. Trees were cut down and there were fire here and there. There was unburned tree remain it looked like 'Memorial of the forest' for me.


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Gem mining

Gem mining

Miners were working in mud pool



Gem mining

Dig up clay
Gem mining

Washing
Gem mining

Sort out



Gem seller

Gem seller were drinking tea while waiting purchaser



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Seven Step Waterfall

Bad road
Bad road

After lunch we went to Seven Step Waterfall situated about 30km southwest from Ban Lung. The trail that led from the gem mining area to the waterfall was in an extremely bad state of repair. I force to get off the motorbike and wade puddles by myself again and again. I think 4WD pick-up is best to visit this area.



Seven step waterfall

It shows seven graceful floors



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Kachang Waterfall

Kachang Waterfall

We returned Ban Lung through the mining village and stopped at Kachang Waterfall located 6km west from the town. When I got off the bike pick-up truck arrived carry a full student. Immediately came down to the fall they got undressed and into the basin one after another.

Kacharng Waterfall

It was really good place to take bath in the plunge pool.
Don't forget your swimsuit and towels.



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Cha Ung Waterfall

After Kachang Waterfall we crossed national road 19 to Cha Ung Waterfall that located 8km west from Ban Lung. Up to that time waterfalls that I visited were all free but this had gate and collected 2,000 riels for entrance.

Cha Ung Waterfall

This waterfall is different to another because you can see from behind.



Cha Ung Waterfall

Waterfall view from under front was like this.



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