1-WEEK CAMBODIA CULTURAL IMMERSION PROGRAMME IN
£500, including food and accommodation.
This fun-filled culture week is designed to ease you into the lifestyle and pace
of Cambodia. It gives you the opportunity to integrate into the rich cultural life
of Cambodia. You'll meet the local people, taste the local cuisine and get familiar
with Cambodian customs.
You'll get to know your town and everything required to make your stay comfortable.
You will also be given basic "survival" language classes and learn traditional Cambodian
cooking techniques with the chance to sample your work. Cambodia is most famous
for its temples and you'll be taken to the finest temples of the area. We also carefully
arrange a Q&A session with monks to enhance your understanding of Buddhism.
The rural town of Samraong is where you will live during the culture week. The relaxed
and slow paced way of life is sure to leave a mark on all travellers and you'll
have maximum interaction with the people!
The following schedule is a guide and the day order may change, however the full
program will still be experienced.
Monday (Siem Reap)
An excursion to Wat Thmey, a small pagoda
A visit to the Museum of War, dedicated to the Civil War and guided by ex-soldiers
Exploring Artisant D’Angkor, a craft shop that brings ancient Khmer arts and crafts back to life
A visit to markets, and the Lucky Mall (supermarket
An evening at Pub Street and the night market, the liveliest area of Siem Reap
Tuesday (Siem Reap)
Excursion to a silk farm and West Baray, a popular place for swimming
Khmer massage salon
Relax at the swimming pool
Depart for Samraong
Introduction to the projects
Walk around and discover the local rural Cambodian village
A visit to Greenway School, a rural school built from scratch over the years by previous participants
A tour around Samraong and visits to the surrounding local villages
Cambodian culture lessons
Cambodian cooking lessons
An excursion to the local temple: assist the monks with the chores, discussion and Q&A about Buddhism with a local monk.
Free afternoon to relax
You are free during the weekends – you can relax at your accommodation, take
a bicycle into town, expand your sightseeing or visit the many more sites in and
around the Oddar Meanchey Province. There is also the possibility to take a taxi
to Siem Reap for the weekend and visit the famous Angkor Wat.