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- A typical Cambodian
vacation resort is located near " Woman's Mountain".
brand-new Cambodian tourist resort has just been
boosted! Woman's Mountain located about
400 Kilometers from Phnom Penh. This resort is one of
the most attractive resorts of Mondolkiri province, a
province famed for its ethnic domination.
The name " Woman's Mountain"
comes from the physical appearance of the hill! This
mountain looks like a woman sleeping upright with her
point to the sky. This mountain's original name was 'Chi
Hove Hill', but was then renamed ' Woman's Mountain' in
1961. The reason for changing her (the
resort's name) is dependent on what stated above; her
physical appearance. Not only for the purpose of
entertainment, Mondolkiri's inhabitants believe that
this mountain also embraces divine power. Every year
Pnong ethnic group (one of the ethnic groups, inhabited
in Mondolkiri province) takes buffalo and their own wine
to donate to holy-power-holders, so that they can wish
for lucks, fortunes, merits'Šetc. This is one of the most
- Legends of the mountain
mountain has her unique story of why she has such a
name. The story runs as follow:
Long ago, there was a man named Sroh and a woman named
Plom. Two of them are engaged to one another. Two of
them, without reason, vanished in this mountain in
different times. Plom's disappearance happened when she
went to get the water in one pond to be used in
celebrating 'Rice Ceremony'. Her family tried really
hard to get her back, by discovering everywhere and
preying for god. And her future husband, Sroh, also
vanished while finding the logs.
Many years after, while Plom's parents were logging
near the pond (that Plom got lost), they found Plom and
Sroh talking with one another. Her parents took them
back home. But we don't have information about what
happened when two of them were losing. After the family
reunion, the domestic inhabitants started to call the
mountain: ' Sroh-Plom Mountain'. And later one, that
mountain is called 'Woman's' mountain,
until today, without precise reason.
Due to Cambodia's lack of resource centers and scholars,
I know that this story lacks too much useful information
to make it easy to understand and reasonable. Much more
information must be discovered by related institution,
individuals and even I, myself.
- Cambodia Vacation at Woman's' Mountain Today
Big or small, believe it or not, Cambodia has now
stepped into betterment than the last two or three
decades, many lost tourists' attractions are now
continuously introducing to the world. Among them,
'Woman's' mountain has attracted many
tourists, domestically and internationally. But, it is
far less than just enough for the survival of the people
living in the area.
Tourists traveling Cambodia are exactly the most important sources for
those people's welfare and basic needs. Your decisions
to travel to 'Woman's' mountain will be
completing two things: healing your soul and helping the
poor. Cambodia's public transports, infrastructure, and
internal security are getting a lot better. We even have
tour companies to escort you to the destination. The
close culture of the minority groups living there is
increasingly opening it up and accept new culture.
Cambodia has many cultural and natural heritages
that can be of valuable national revenues, but lack of
promotions and handicap in international relation have
veiled those precious magnets. Tourists, bureaucrats,
the educated and all other, I think, would be able to
effectively make a positive difference to Cambodia.
In all over the world, tourism always stands among the
top priority in bringing national revenues, Cambodia,
alike, is lucky to have been descended many heritages.
France, for example, tourism plays extremely decisive
role in increasing national revenues to the treasury. '
Cambodia is lucky to have the materials, but we are even
luckier if we can use the materials in the smartest way.Note: The valuable thing for the people living in the
area is 'salt'. So please, don't forget to bring packets
of salt for them.
Lay Vicheka is a translator/freelance writer and former
legal assistant to a MP in Cambodia. 855 11 268 445,