It took a combination of boats and cars and two full days travel to reach what is the most remote corner of Cambodia.
Ratanakiri, which name means « Gemstone Mountain », has in fact only recently returned on the map of the country. The natural beauty and the many hidden and not hidden resources of the region are now giving reasons to many Cambodian migrants and to some foreign enterprises to settle in what is also the ancestral land of the several minority groups living in Cambodia. Known as « Khmer Loeu » (Highlanders) the minority people of the country have been left undisturbed for almost half a century.
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