Siem Reap, Cambodia

Excursions

Excursions

rolous

With transport of your choice we’re on our way to Rolous, a traditional village 12km from Siem Reap. On the road we get in touch with some typical Cambodian trades, such as producing noodles, making rice wine, silk weaving and spinning, rice processing. Along the way we visit the local, bustling market of this fascinating village.

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kompong phluk

A little down the road from Roulous, we find the stilt village of Kompong Phluk, on the edge of the flooded forest in the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake. Depending on the season this village is only reachable by boat. We buy sweet water shrimps and enjoy lunch on the boat as it meanders

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phnom krom the harbor of siem reap

At the foot of Phnom Krom on the outskirts of Siem Reap, we find the Tonlé Sap Lake harbor where boats leave for Battambang and Phnom Penh. The size of the lake is four times larger in rainy season than in dry, and the village is home to many fishing families living in stilt houses

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biking through the rice fields

It’s lovely to escape the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and cycling in to the rice fields. Visit a duck farm and watch people farming the fields. Immerse yourself in beautiful, melancholic scenery, where tall palm trees rise into the sky. Monks will guide us around a distant temple and share their true culture

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beng melea

65 km from Siem Reap we find a temple called Beng Melea.Drive through a number of different villages and get a feeling of the jungle. The quietness of Beng Melea is overwhelming and you feel like a true adventurer in this temple complex. Stroll through and visit the water cascade out back, and visit surrounding

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phnom bok

Also on the old highway #6 lays Phnom Bok, a hill of strategic importance. Cannons remain from fighting nearby ancient ruins. On a clear day we can see the Tonlé Sap Lake, the Angkor Wat site, and to the North the Koulen mountains. Those with an Angkor temple pass can visit some temples on the

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horse cart, the silk factory and an Angkor-era reservoir

We take a tour with our friends from Buffalo Trails. Take a horse cart through tiny traditional villages and visit local workshops and trades people, with breakfast and lunch in traditional houses. In the afternoon tour a silk factory, then rest at the West-Baray, an old reservoir built in honor of the god-king Jayavarman. A

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