Cycle to one of the most significant ancient Khmer structures
Visit the sandstone Takeo temple
Exploring outside the main areas of Cambodia offers an insight into traditional life and culture in the countryside. We’ll start by biking to Wat Tschor Pagoda south of Siem Reap. You’ll then cycle through villages and countryside and enjoy picturesque views and the scenic life of the villages you pass. We’ll head to the silk farm of Puok where you’ll learn the different stages of the complex process of producing handmade silk and about the ancient craft of silk dyeing and weaving. After a picnic lunch in the village, we’ll ride to Preah Khan temple, one of the most significant buildings erected during the ancient Khmer empire. From here we’ll ride to Ta Nei temple along a forest path before continuing on to the distinctive Takeo temple, a magnificent structure built entirely of sandstone.
Cycling distance 32 km Morning: Wat Tschor Pagoda - Puok (14 km on mostly unpaved roads). Bike to Wat Tschor Pagoda south of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda and cycle through villages and countryside on unpaved roads to enjoy the scenic life in a village. Ride on to the Silk Farm of Puok. Learn the different stages of the complex process of producing handmade silk, including the growing of the mulberry trees, silk worm breeding, and training in the ancient craft of silk dyeing and weaving. Picnic-lunch in the village. Afternoon: Preah Khan - Ta Nei - Takeo (18 km on mostly paved roads, some parts unpaved). Ride through the countryside to Preah Khan temple. The bikes will wait at the East Gate. Ride the bikes from the East Gate of Preah Khan up to Ta Nei temple on a forest path. Visit Ta Nei temple and continue again on forest path to Takeo temple. Transfer back to the hotel.
Private transportation All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) Bottled water and cold towels
Surcharges for other language guides Personal travel insurance Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc. Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
The wet season is not the ideal time for biking. The best season is from November through to April, roughly corresponding to the dry season and the tourist high season. May, June and July need not be a bad time either, as it is hard to predict when the rains will come. We would not recommend a biking trip during August and September.
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