KRATIE PROVINCE

Kratie is the capital of Kratie Province in eastern Cambodia.The small town has a population of about 13,000 and lies on the banks of the Mekong River.The city is dominated by a central market place surrounded by old,French colonial building.along the river red-flower trees in rows along the riverbank.The pituresque town contain big islands with white sand beaches out front that bends in the river.The stretch of river north of hte city is home to a group of rare Irrawaddy dolphens.The dolphins are the town's main tourist attraction.

A survey conducted in 2007 by Cambodian Mekong Dolphin Coservation Project(CMDCP),a collaborative project between WWF,World Conservation Society,Fisheries Administration and Cambodian Rural Development Team(CRDT),estimated that there are between 66 and 86 dolphins left in the upper Cambodian Mekong area.

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