Pailin Travel Guides

 Information for the general public:
 Pailin is a small municipality in the west of Cambodia that is very close to Thailand's border. Most of the world knows that Pailin City, the provincial capital, is where many of the leaders of the Khmer Rouge came from and fled after their downfall. Pailin was a part of the Battambang Province up until 2001, when it was made a city and became its own province and autonomous zone.

The city was a major Khmer Rouge stronghold and resource center in the 1980s and 1990s. Indeed, even after the demise of their severe chief Pol Pot in 1998, numerous Khmer Rouge pioneers actually stayed there. While other leaders or henchmen lived openly in the province, some of them went into hiding out of fear of being punished for their actions. It is said that very nearly 70% of the area's more seasoned men were contenders for the Khmer Rouge, yet tragically none of the normal warriors have yet been dealt with.

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were among the remaining Khmer Rouge leaders in Pailin who were being brought before an international court for trial as of September 2007. Therefore, it is time for lasting clarification of what has transpired after years of governmental wasteful contemplation regarding the crime committed by the Khmer Rouge.

Poipet is becoming a boomtown more and more, drawing Cambodians from all over the country who want to make a fortune or at least make more money than they do back home. Due to its prominence as a logging and gem-producing region, Pailin was the Khmer Rouge's primary source of revenue.

The town's lifestyle and other business opportunities have drawn prospectors, despite the fact that gem production appears to have decreased. Up until the acquiescence arrangement of Khmer Rouge's number three men, Ieng Sary, in 1996, the townsfolk lived under the severe standards of the KR order, with little opportunity of articulation and most parts of life being totally constrained by the jumpy system.

Pailin is just another Cambodian Wild West town, and just like in the California gold rush, people seem to be all over the hills sifting through mud puddles and scratching at the dirt in hopes of finding a nice gem. Still, some aspects of life are more in control than in other parts of Cambodia.

Be that as it may, this appears to have drawn in individuals as opposed to fended them off. This was the primary reason that a number of people from Phnom Penh made the move to Pailin. They liked the idea that criminals didn't get away with things like they do in Phnom Penh. Pailin has become friendlier as a result of the influx of people from other parts of the country. The diverse population of Pailin residents of today appear to be pleased to see foreign visitors coming to the area for vacations and to check it out, realizing that their presence signifies the arrival of normalcy and income in Pailin.

Indeed, even the Vietnamese occupants appear to have been acknowledged, which is really astounding given the scorn the Khmer Rouge have commonly shown them. Pailin merits looking at. The town is tucked away in a picturesque valley, where you can watch the sun set over the mountains that separate Cambodia from Thailand.

The well-known landmark gate of Pailin town that greets motorists traveling from Battambang on the highway is located at Wat Gohng-Kahng. The official Pailin reintegration ceremony took place in this wat in 1996, after the Ieng Sary faction of the Khmer Rouge reached agreements with the Cambodian government for surrender and semi-autonomy. These days, this wat is the center of holiday celebrations in Pailin.


Pailin City region is the second littlest alleged area in Cambodia with 803 square kilometers. It's situated in the West of the nation encompassed by Battambang territory and lining Thailand toward the West. The small municipality in the north is made up of the typical Cambodian plain wet area with rice fields and other agricultural plantations.


Pailin City itself is situated on the lower regions of Chuor Phnom Kravanh, an expansion of the Kardamom Mountains, which range until here. The south of the municipality has a lot of hills, the highest of which are 1164 meters. Additionally, the province is home to a few smaller rivers that originate in the mountain range.

Population Approximately 35,234 people live in this municipality, which accounts for 0.25 percent of Cambodia's total population (14,363,519 people according to 2007 provincial government data), with 19,059 men and 16,175 women. The populace thickness is consequently 44 individuals for every square kilometer.

Climate The country has a warm and humid tropical climate. In the storm season, plentiful downpour considers the development of a wide assortment of yields. This all year heat and humidity makes Cambodia ideal for creating the travel industry. Natural disasters like earthquakes and volcano eruptions are not a concern for tourists, and tropical storms do not directly affect the country.

Climate: You can visit Cambodia at any time of the year. Nonetheless, those intends to travel broadly by street ought to be stayed away from the most recent two months of the blustery season when some wide open streets might be obstructed. The temperature hovers around 27 degrees Celsius on average; The lowest temperature is approximately 16 degrees. The hottest month is April, while the coldest months are December and January.

General information regarding the climate of the province:

- The dry season: November to March (22 to 28 degrees Celsius): March through May (27 to 34 degrees Celsius): May through October (24 to 32 degrees Celsius, with up to 90% humidity.)

Economy There were a lot of gemstones in the area around Pailin City that were almost entirely mined to support the Khmer Rouge. They likewise logged the region to make privately invested money totally neglecting the impact on the climate. At the market in Pailin's downtown, you can only find cheap, low-quality gemstones that have been hand-faceted.


Following their exploitation of the available natural resources, the Khmer Rouge invested their funds in Pailin's casinos. Because Pailin is in the world's most heavily mined region, especially inexperienced travelers should only travel on marked roads.

Residents of Pailin will acknowledge Baht, Riels and US dollars, however US dollars are liked.

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