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Phnom Penh for Families: Cooking, Monkeys and Boats

December 18, 2017 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

This family-friendly day tour of Phnom Penh features a Khmer cooking class including a tour of the local fresh market followed by an informative afternoon on the Tonle Sap River.

Phnom Penh is not often perceived as a destination for families, but in fact this colorful city has plenty to fun activities for all. Khiri Travel Cambodia has an exciting day tour in the city, which is aimed especially at families with children. Spend the morning learning how to cook traditional Khmer food (even if you’re an absolute beginner), followed by an informative afternoon on the Tonle Sap River.

Khmer Cooking Experience

Khmer food

Your clients start the day at 8.30 am, when they are collected from their hotel and taken to a local restaurant called Frizz for a half-day authentic Khmer cooking experience. Frizz was established by a Dutch expat with a passion for traditional Khmer cuisine. The cooking class is the first and only Khmer cooking school for travellers in Phnom Penh. The approach is fun, relaxed and interactive. Family members can work together or individually.

The day starts with a tour around the local market where visitors can choose the ingredients for the two dishes they will be making. The bustling markets in Phnom Penh are especially vibrant in the cool of the morning. At the market your clients will have the opportunity to select local vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients.

While your clients are cooking, the teacher will be there to offer guidance and answer questions. The aim is that your visiting cooks will really enjoy eating the dishes that they prepare. The course finishes at 1:00 pm with lunch served on the breezy rooftop terrace of Frizz.

Tour Around Phnom Penh

After lunch a driver takes your clients to Wat Phnom, the most famous local temple with several friendly resident monkeys.

Later, the tour will continue to Phnom Penh’s waterfront to catch a boat ride on the Tonle Sap River. Your client’s English-speaking boat driver will be able to explain the sights. Once on board, your travelers can enjoy the views of Phnom Penh from the Tonle Sap. We will pass local villages nestled on the banks of the river and see traditional floating houses and markets up close. Along the way, your clients can also see villagers fishing along the river and examples of Khmer agriculture. There are several opportunities for taking pictures along the way.

For more information about booking a Cambodian cooking class and an entertaining afternoon in Phnom Penh and on the river, please contact [email protected]

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