Firsthand experience at a mining site

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.


Engineer -> Post graduate -> Educator -> Full-time Mother. University lecturer of a local university in Cambodia since 2015. She has chosen unschooling education style for her daughter. 2015年10月より、カンボジアで大学教師に。娘の教育はアンスクールングと呼ばれるスタイルで。

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