Experience local life on Cambodia’s ‘Silk Island’
Phnom Penh is situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, and on this tour you’ll explore the other side of the Mekong. Your journey will take you outside of Phnom Penh’s metropolitan area and towards Koh Dach or ‘’Silk Island’’.
As the boat leaves Phnom Penh you’ll take in a gorgeous view of the city. Along the riverbank you’ll see many modern and traditional Khmer houses and vegetable gardens. As you pass through the villages and farms, small children wave hello – they seldom get foreign visitors so they’ll be excited to see you!
When you arrive at Koh dach you’ll explore the village on foot. Enjoy the peaceful farmland and observe many families weaving traditional silk scarves and other garments. If you like, your guide can help you to buy some of this amazing hand made silk handicrafts. You’ll visit a local school and fruit farm, and can chat with local people about their lives on the island.
You’ll enjoy a local lunch in a traditional bamboo hut in the shallows of the Mekong, and you can cool off and take a swim in the refreshing waters. After relaxing and enjoying the natural surroundings you’ll make your way back to Phnom Penh with great views of the Mekong and Bassac rivers as the sun sets on the horizon.
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