Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy
Tour Comfort: Standard
Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon
Cambodians have been working to preserve and promote the plethora of traditional arts and handicrafts and foster the talent of its people. We’ll see the creative side of this beautiful kingdom at the school of the Chantiers Ecoles, an artisan group helping to reinsert young rural Khmer into the workforce. Here we’ll see the work of the trainees who are learning the art of stone carving, wood ornamental sculpture, the making of small furniture, and the art of lacquer and polychromy. We’ll observe the various training methods and completed projects. Next, we’ll head to the district of Puok, to the Silk Farm, where you’ll learn the intricate stages in the production of handmade silk, from growing the mulberry trees and silk worm breeding, to the ancient craft of silk dyeing and weaving.