Cheung Kok – Full day rural village experience (Kampong Cham)

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Immerse yourself in Cheung Kok village and experience rural Cambodian life. A full day experience is for busy travellers with limited time. You will tour the village and learn about silk production, weaving, rice cultivation and coconut carving. Taste traditional Khmer food with a local family and then learn from local artisans through a hands-on experience. Finish your day by visiting nearby Phnom Pros/Phnom Srey mountains or relaxing into village life.

Part of Cheung Kok Homestay Village Project (AMICA).

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Description

The full day rural village experience gives 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.

Itinerary

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

11am – Arrive at Cheung Kok Village and tour the village
12noon –  Lunch with local family
1pm – Hands-on Khmer experience
2pm – Cycle or walk to visit Phnom Pros & Phnom Srey
3pm – Relax in the village
4pm – Depart Cheung Kok via pre-arranged transport.

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.

from KAMPONG CHAM
To get to the village from Kampong Cham take national road 7 out of town (towards Phnom Penh). The turnoff 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-hand side indicating the way). Down a dirt road on the left, it is a 10-minute walk or 5-minute motorbike ride. 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 $5 USD. Hiring a motorbike for the day is between $5-7 and bicycle approximately $3, check with your guesthouse for more information.

PHNOM PENH
Sorya Bus offer regular return buses from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham which take around 2.5-3 hours and cost $5-$7.50 one way. The bus goes all the way into Kampong Cham, however, you can 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.

1 review for Cheung Kok – Full day rural village experience (Kampong Cham)

  1. Andrea

    I really enjoyed my time in Cheung Kok, people are really warm and it’s really interesting to have a look in the rural life in Cambodia. I highly recommended to take this local experience and some nice local souvenirs! 🙂

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