Run Ta Ek Ecovillage – Ox Cart Tour


Tour Run Ta Ek village and the surrounding farmland on the traditional transportation of an ox cart. Travelling this way allows you a chance to view local villages, fruit orchards, rice fields and the local pagodas– all from the back of an ox cart.




Run Ta Ek is located in the Prasat Bakong neighborhood of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Run Ta Ek is a large village set in fields and woodland with a big lake in the middle. Exploring Run Ta Ek by ox-cart will give you a chance to learn about the local lifestyle and look at the local temple. You can spend your time taking in the beautiful surrounds of Chea Lea Thom Lake. There are many different species of fish in the lake as well as trees and vegetable gardens and orchards that have been newly planted around the edge.

  • Ox-cart ride
  • Transport to and from the community
  • Extra food/beverages – meals, cold drinks or beer
  • Optional cooking class $10 for up to 10 people. Learn how to make Kralan, a traditional Khmer snack of sticky rice and black beans stuffed inside bamboo canes.



Arrive at a pre arranged time and meet at the community restaurant to begin your tour, which takes approximately 2.5 hours. Explore the village on an ox cart, see people working in the fields and look around the flower and vegetable gardens that grow here.

Getting there

Getting PP-to Run Ta Ek Eco-village (Eco Village homestay Cambodia-GYGC) in the Prasat Bakong neighborhood of Siem Reap, Cambodia.


Take the VIP Bus in Phnom Penh only 321km on national route number 6 and number 65 to Run Ta Ek Eco-village in the Prasat Bakong neighborhood of Siem Reap. Tell the bus drop you at Prasat Bakong, and then take Tuk Tuk or Moto Dup and tell them drive Run Ta Ek Eco-village ( Name khmer calling Phoum Toem meul cheith Run Ta Ek) before arrived you will we signe of logo Run Ta Ek Eco-village in front of mean chey pagoda, 2500m you to arrive Run Ta Ek Eco-village


Coming from Siem Reap will be approximately an hour’s drive, slightly longer if you take a tuk-tuk. Run ta Ek is off national road 66, and is well signposted. You can take a tuk tuk straight from Siem Reap, or catch a bus to prasat Bakong and pick up a tuk tuk there. Although it is a shorter, and therefore cheaper journey from Prasat Bakong, you are more likely to find an English speaking tuk tuk driver in Siem Reap. The Journey from Sime Reap should not cost more than $25.

There is no transport in the village, so it is advisable to take your tuk-tuk drivers number and agree a time you would like to be collected.

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