We were lucky to visit a mining site in Ratanakiri. Hina loves minerals such as crystal. She was able to see how people find minerals under the ground.
This is not a tourist destination but luckily a local driver who takes us around knows where we should visit.
We learned that the workers are from different provinces, and the site belongs to a company. So if the workers find precious minerals such as diamonds, they must inform the company.
But only a few percent of workers can find minerals that would worth their hard-work. Therefore, they also work for the rubber plantation.
Sellers showed ores to Hina.
One lady showed her a big crystal.
It was very fascinating to know how minerals are found and how people work there.
We also visited a yeak loam lake, which was made due to a volcano.
Hina thought that she would be able to see a volcano from the lake. And she was disappointed that she couldn’t. I would like to watch a video with her how a volcano can make a lake.