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A rare chance to see sarus cranes in the wild

Come to Anlung Pring to see the world’s tallest flying birds; experience the authentic local lifestyle, cuisine and handicrafts; cycle round the peaceful wetlands…

and meet the buffalo!

Come for the wildlife and stay for the hospitality; we have a menu of culinary and cultural experiences for you as well as nature-watching.

Our visitors love it!

  •   Just enough infrastructure to help enjoy observing the Sarus cranes and other bird life/fish life without becoming at all touristy or commercialised. Helpful guides who seem to love what... read more

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      We stayed 2 days at Anlung Pring and it was one of our best experience in Cambodia. The place is a bit difficult to find and we advise to come... read more

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      Anlung Pring is known for the Sarus Cranes which are incredible but it is so much more than this. An amazing community experience awaited me with the generous time of... read more

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  •   So incredibly privileged to have been the first tourist of the season to see the sarus crane arrive to their feeding grounds.

    After being told they hadn’t arrived... read more

    Elliot C

      Stunning wetlands located near Kep, managed by the community with support from conservation NGOs. One of few areas remaining to see the endangered Sarus Crane, the tallest flying bird, as... read more

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      Beautiful peaceful and inspiring. Enjoyed our stay. Its a good combination of birdwatching, rural food, visiting traditional products, very convenient homestay and very beautiful landscapes. Very recommended.

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One-day package

See the cranes, have a nice meal, and see Cambodian life off the tourist trail.
USD $24

Sarus Crane Experience Tour
One Cultural Experience Tour
Lunch at tourism centre
Complementary tea
Local guide for the day.

Two-day package

Soak up the natural beauty of the cranes and see how the wetlands and people are interwoven.
USD $41

Sarus Crane Experience Tour
Two Cultural Experience Tours
One night accommodation at homestay
Two lunches and one dinner
Local guide for 2 days

Three-day package

Immerse yourself in Anlung Pring and experience Sarus Cranes, home brewing rice wine, catching fish for dinner. USD $60

Sarus Crane Experience Tour
Four Cultural Experience Tours
Two nights’ accommodation at homestay
Three lunches and two dinners
Local guide for 3 days of trip

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See the cranes!

See the world’s tallest flying birds, with feathers in delicate greys and greens, and shocking red.

You can often get to within 100 metres of the cranes, and we provide binoculars for you to use.
As a nature lover, bird watcher, or photographer, you will leave with fabulous photos and memories.

They are usually here between late December and April. In 2019 they arrived on 18 December. If you are planning to visit around April, contact us to check that they are still present!

We have a specially-built viewing tower, so that you can stay above the wetland and see the cranes without disturbing them. If you are technically-minded you can learn about them at the International Crane Foundation website.

The cranes are the stars but they also have a great supporting cast of animals: the water buffalo are so endearing we named our Buffalo café in their honour.

Cultural experiences

A local-life school like no other!

Khmer Noodle Making, Anlung Pring

Make Khmer noodles

Participate in each stage of production and then enjoy the results of your hard work at the end. See a mixture of modern and traditional methods combined and understand how food is made in local villages.

Food gathering

Try three traditional Khmer fishing methods including a casting net, bamboo basket and seine net. In the right season, the guide can show you how to harvest other seasonal foods fresh from the wetlands.

Rice wine

Rice wine is a source of pride around Anlung Pring—join in the fun of making and drinking it!

Making Khmer Rice Flakes

Making ombok

Help make sticky rice, then add banana and coconut; and then eat!

Khmer Fishing, Anlung Pring


Live the rustic life–catch fish with a net, then take it to be prepared and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Lepironia Weaving, Anlung Pring


Want to go plastic-free? Then weave! Traditional weaving is not easy but it is a social activity, using local Leprionia plants.

Montage of local host, home, and sign for homestay 2


Spend the night in Anlung Pring! Experience life in a local’s home–you help the community even more and can explore more of the region from here the next day

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Google reviews

    review rating 5  Beautiful location, great place to see several species of birds including the rare sarus crane

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    review rating 5  Spectacular sarus cranes and many other wild bird species. Awesome place. Bonastar Love is a great guide. 👍

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    review rating 5  Beautiful environmental community project that offer extras such as a three day homestay - not very well known as it's off the beaten track but a brilliant area to be able to watch the Sarus cranes from late Jan to March

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Get here

Get here

Take a tuk-tuk, motorbike, or car, to Anlung Pring. Our guide Bona will bring you out to see the cranes (December to April); then enjoy lunch in the Buffalo Café. You can even stay the night in our friendly local homestays, giving you time for a lesson in local cooking or handcrafts.

If you are thinking about visiting the Kampong Trach caves, then make a day of it by coming the extra half hour to Anlung Pring.


Book by using the form below, or by phoning: (+855) 31 42 42 427. The form sends us the information you write, in accordance with our privacy policy

Keep helping the community

Spread the word–or even volunteer your skills!

We exist to celebrate the cranes and local community. Non-profit organisations founded us and support us to benefit the wildlife and people of Anlung Pring. Simply by coming here you are supporting this work, and we thank you for that! Please spread the word! A good review online or an excited chat back in the city can help us. You can also step-up a level and contribute time and expertise:

  • Volunteering to teach English to guides and schoolchildren
  • Volunteering on local clean-ups
  • Volunteering on media outreach
  • Volunteering with artwork design

Get in touch via the contact form or simply let Bona in person know that you would like to help!