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Ox Carts Still the Rage in Rural Cambodia

June 9, 2016 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , ,

transportation - Cambodia - Siem Reap

Although being carted around by beasts of burden might not seem like everyone’s cup of tea, it really is a once in a lifetime chance to experience a pre-modern form of transport that is, after all, the beginnings of modern travel.

In Cambodia, draught animals are a common sight and the Khmer-style ox cart is still very much in use as a form of transport in rural parts of the country.

transportation - Cambodia - Siem Reap

For visitors, it’s a unique way to take in the scenery at your leisure. The unhurried amble is in itself a therapeutic experience and Khiri Travel Cambodia can even add a modern twist, like a comfortable cushion!

We can also spice things up with a few cold beers, or fresh coconut water, which you can enjoy while you mosey on by the bountiful rice fields and sugar palm trees.

One option is to book you into ‘cattle class’ for a short ride to upscale accommodation at Banteay Chhmar. Ox cart rides are also a fun way to go and receive a monk’s blessing at a local monastery near the ancient Khmer temples in the town of Roluos, not far from Siem Reap.

For more information about how to include a ride back to the Stone Age as part of an authentic tour of Cambodia, please contact at [email protected]

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