Cheung Kok (Kampong Cham) – 1 day / 1 night village homestay experience

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Immerse yourself in authentic Cheung Kok village life and experience true Cambodian hospitality. A 1 day/1 night experience will help you learn from local artisans and farmers, and see for yourself how traditional silk krama is woven. Feel at home in your traditional homestay and share delicious Khmer food with your homestay hosts. Don’t forget to make time to relax in the village as the sun goes down, and watch your worries fade away as you discover Cambodia’s peaceful rural life.

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The 1 day/1 night village homestay experience provides you an authentic taste of village life in Cheung Kok, Kampong Cham. Equipped with an extremely knowledgeable guide, you will learn about rice production, silk krama weaving, and the history of the village on your village tour. Next, sit down for lunch with a local family to sample Khmer cuisine; rice with delicious produce fresh from the market.

Afterwards, try your hand at krama weaving, bamboo carving or rice cultivation (dependent on the season) with local villagers. If you wish, bicycles are available to cycle (10minutes) to nearby Phnom Pros/Phnom Srey mountain for a view over Kampong Cham. Otherwise, you can choose to relax in the village. Don’t forget to browse the handicraft store as all products are made by local villagers. Sales go directly to help tourism, education and health projects at the Village homestay Cheung Kok, supported by French not-for-profit AMICA.  

SLEEP

Relax in the evening with your homestay hosts. You will have the chance to practice your Khmer over an evening meal of traditional Khmer food. Sleep soundly in a traditional wooden house with bedding and mosquito net. Wake at your leisure and enjoy a home-cooked traditional breakfast. Wander the village, relax at home or fit in a quick cycle before heading on your way.

Itinerary

To get the most out of the day please arrive before 11am to start the package tour. Times given are an approximate guide.

 

DAY ONE

 

11am Arrive at Cheung Kok Village and tour the village with local guide

12noon Lunch with local family

1pm Hands-on Khmer experience

2pm  Cycle or walk to visit Phnom Pros & Phnom Srey and/or surrounding country side

4pm Relax in the village

6pm Dinner and relax with your homestay hosts

 

DAY TWO

8am Breakfast

9am Relax, explore the village by bicycle or browse the village handicraft store

11am Check-out

Getting there

The Village homestay Cheung Kok is located approximately 7 km west from the centre of Kampong Cham and approximately two and half hours from Phnom Penh. Meet at the village store, located at the entrance to the village.

 

KAMPONG CHAM

 

To get to the village from Kampong Cham take national road 7 out of town (towards Phnom Penh).The turn off to the Village homestay Cheung Kok is located before Phnom Pros/Phnom Srey mountain. From the national road, stop when you reach Ampil Health Centre (look for a small wooden sign on your left handside indicating the way). Down a dirt road on the left it is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute moto. If unsure – ask a local for the way to Cheung Kok, or AMICA and they can point you in the right direction.

 

A tuk tuk from Kampong Cham will cost you around $5 USD. Hiring a moto for the day is between $5-7 and bicycle approximately $3, check with your guesthouse.

 

PHNOM PENH

 

Sorya Bus (book me bus) offer regular return buses from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham which take around 2.5-3 hours and cost $7.50 one way. The bus goes all the way into Kampong Cham, however ask the driver to stop when you reach 7kms before Kampong Cham (close to Phnom Pros/Phnom Srey). This way you save on tuk-tuks from the town.

Alternatively, a private taxi costs $30 one way or $50 return from Phnom Penh.

Both can be booked, hassle free via bookmebus.com.

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