The 2 day/1 night full day artisan village experience gives you an authentic taste of village life in Cheung Kok. On day one you will be equipped with an extremely knowledgeable local guide. Arrive in the morning and stroll through the village and learn about rice production, silk krama weaving, and the history of the area on your village tour. Next, sit down for lunch with a local family to sample Khmer cuisine; rice served 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.
In the evening, relax 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 basic bedding and mosquito net.
Wake at your leisure and enjoy a home-cooked traditional breakfast before exploring nearby ancient temples and the natural beauty in Kampong Cham. By bicycle, visit Nokor Temple, a beautiful Mahayana Buddhist shrine located at the entrance Kampong Cham city. Meet friendly locals or just take a moment to relax on the island of Koh Pen. The day is for exploring and discovering. (Note – we would recommend a local lunch, rice or noodle soup which can be purchased from Kampong Cham market or at many roadside stops along the way.) Cycle back to the village of Cheung Kok to relax before heading on your way.