Ratanakiri is a province located in the northeast of Cambodia, next to Laos and Vietnam. As a remote province, it has been preserved and the environment remains untouched. Tourism is growing but the local government tends to direct it towards a concept of respectful ecotourism that would not alter the environment and the local inhabitants. Ratanakiri landscapes are made of mountains, hills, plants, rivers and sumptuous waterfalls. The Lake Yeak Laom, also spelled Yak Loum, occupies a volcanic crater and stands as a natural attraction in the region, along with Ta Veng ethnic village and Kachaun village. Ratanakiri is also a nice venue to go hiking, especially in Virachey National Park which partly stretches over the province.