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Senmonorom

Senmonorom
Town
Senmonorom
Senmonorom
Senmonorom is located in Cambodia
Senmonorom
Location of Senmonorom, Cambodia
Coordinates:
Country  Cambodia
Province Mondulkiri
District Senmonorom District
Population (2009)
 • Total 7,500
Time zone Cambodia (UTC+7)

Senmonorom (also romanised as Sen Monorom) is the capital of Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia.

Senmonorom is the only major town in the province of Mondulkiri. With over 7000 inhabitants, 20 guesthouses, 12 restaurants, 2 bars and one post office, it is often compared to frontier towns in the old American west.

Senmonorom (and the Mondulkiri province in general) is inhabited by the indigenous Pnong people. Pnong tribesmen and tribeswomen are often seen walking along major highways. The town is popular with NGO workers, loggers, and tourists both from outside Cambodia and from Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.[1]

According to reports from Global Witness, the Mondulkiri province is facing a significant threat from illegal loggers attempting to exploit the area's virgin forests.[2]

Due to rapid development, as well as mania caused by real estate speculation, land prices in Sen Monorom have boomed. Lots that cost $150 in 2008 went for three or four times as much two years later in 2010.[3]

Doh Kromum Mountain (translated as "Virtuous Woman's Breast Mountain") is a breast shaped hill located close to Senmonorom. Members of the Pnong ethnic group ascribe divine powers to the hill and every year hold festivals in the location.[4]

References

"Mondulkiri - Tourism & Development - Informations about the Mondolkiri Province". 

  1. ^ Welcome To Mondulkiri, Cambodia, Tourism Cambodia.
  2. ^ Illegal Logging in Mondulkiri – a Test Case for Forest Sector Law Enforcement, Global Witness.
  3. ^ Tourists and lowlanders threaten hill-tribe ways, AsiaViews, December 2010.
  4. ^ s hidden resortsAn introduction to CambodiaVicheka Lay, , The Free Library.

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