"Life in all of Kratie Province is focused on the Mekong River. The market is set up on the sidewalk and road overlooking the river. It really starts to get going in the late afternoon to early evening. There are countless snack and drink stands serving up all kinds of local delicacies. It’s a great place to people-watch and grab a bite. The sunsets over the Mekong are absolutely beautiful. On the other side of the street are some French Colonial style buildings mixed in with some more traditional Khmer style. Most of the backpacker lodging options are found in this stretch of the road. The local market was back from the riverside road at its west end. It had a big, covered portion and many smaller stalls and vendors in the surrounding area."