Daring duo....Tim (left) and the authorWow, those daring Brouwer brothers...as if! Okay, so we're standing on the top edge of a 25 metre waterfall but the conveniently placed boulder that we're stood on, did its job perfectly. Actually, I look rather stunted in this photo, with my excessively taller and younger brother Tim bending at the knees to get down to my height. Thanks bro! The waterfall is called Cha Ong, a few kilometres outside of Ban Lung, the provincial capital of Ratanakiri, and it's one of the most popular waterfalls visited by tourists to the area. It's in a lovely setting, with the water disappearing over the edge behind us and cascading down into a beautifully-forested gorge at the bottom. You can clamber behind the waterfall but the rocks can be very slippery and losing your footing isn't recommended. There's a 2,000 Riel entrance fee for foreigners.
The 25-metre drop which makes for a spectacular waterfall at Cha Ong