A sparsely populated province, it is renowned for its unique natural beauty and wealth of natural resources. The physical and environmental characteristic of the province forms an impressive range including undulating hills and mountains, a level plateau, watershed lowlands, crater lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Forest cover varies from area to area, from the dense impenetrable forest in the northern reaches, which are still rich in wildlife, to the drier and sparser forest, found in the southwest. Similarly, the soil types present range from rich volcanic soil to the sandy soil found near rivers.
YEAK LOAM LAKE
Yeak Loam Lake is situated 5 km south - east of Banlung (capital city of Ratanak Kiri). The Yeak Loam lake (volcanic crater) is the most beautiful lake of Ratanakiri formed by a volcanic eruption almost 4,000 years ago with 50m deep, 800m diameter and a walking path around the lake of 2,500 m. Two hundred meters of the track is a quaint wooden building housing tribal handicraft, the Crafts Museum.
KACHANG & KATIENG WATERFALL
Kachang Waterfall is situated 6km north - west of Banlung. This Waterfall is located in the Kontung stream and flows into the Sre Pok River. The height of it is 12m and the water flows and falls throughout the year. A beautiful or magnificent landscape and huge amounts of fresh mist surround the waterfall. The visitors can take a bath and sit to look at the waterfall and other natural scenic beauties.
OU'SENSRANOH & OU' SEAN LAIR WATERFALL
Ou'Sensranoh Waterfall is situated 9 km south of Banlung. The height of it is 18m and the water flows and falls all the time. The visitors can go there rest and enjoy the fresh air, or to see the forest and listen to the birds ' cries. Ou'Sean Lair Waterfall is situated 26 km, South of Banlung. This Waterfall has 4 floors and the height of each floor is 4m The water flows throughout the year. Around the Waterfall are beautiful natural landscapes and the visitors can go take a bath if they wish.
CHA UNG WATERFALL
Cha Ung Waterfall is situated 8 km west of Banlung and it flows throughout the year. The source of water creating this Waterfall flowed from Eisey Patamak Mountain ( Svay Mountain ) . Below this Waterfall is a big hole, visitors can stand or sit to watch the waterfall from behind, and inhale he cool fresh air stemming from it .
LUMPHAT WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 37km south of Banlung.
With a total land area of 250,000 ha there are special kinds of animals and birds like tigers, elephants, red-headed vultures.
NORNG KABAT FOREST
Norng Kabat Forest is situated 23 km north of Banlung. This place has a pond. the visitors can go there to see the animals and birds which comes to at the pond. Beside this the tourists can go visit the ethnic villages, ethnic culture (tradition belief, festival, dancing, music).
VIRACHAY NATIONAL PARK
Virachay National Park is situated 45 km north of Banlung. With a total land area of 332,500 ha. It has varieties of plants and trees in the forest and many different kinds of animals and birds.