Angkor Silk Farm
Have you always wondered how silk is made from silkworms? The Angkor Silk Farm in one of the best places in the world to teach you this craft. Highlights – This is the place where you get to know about the end to end process of sericulture through lots of workshops on silk farming. When you come here, you will be introduced to new processes like mulberry cultivation, cocoon formation, application of natural dyes to silk worms and all the process of silk cultivation. Here you will also get to know about the ancient weaving technology of Ikat weaving. Location – Puok district, about 20minutes away from Siem Reap Centre. Timings – The Angkor Siolk Farm is open from 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week. Price – Free guided tours are available and entrance is also free of cost.
Situated in close proximity to the famous Angkor temples, Me Chrey is a beautiful floating village which offers guests various opportunities to feel entertained. Living with locals and bird watching are few of them. Highlights – When you visit the floating village of Me Chrey on Tonle Sap Lake, you should mandatorily get to know about the lifestyle of the locals living here. Planting rice plants and fishing are the main occupations of the locals. Come here during the early hours to witness live action of fishing. You can take boats or tuk-tuks from Siem Reap to reach Me Chrey. Location – Bank of Tonle Sap Lake, about 9km from Siem Reap. Timings – Can be visited all through the year; however visiting this place during sunrise is considered ideal. Price – While the boat ride costs just about USD20 per person, eco-tourism packages cost around USD70 per person.
War Museum Cambodia
If you have a passion for history, you must visit the War Museum in Cambodia. This is the place where you will be transported back into a world which introduces you to the historical reigns, struggles, successes and wars of Cambodia in the most comprehensive manner possible. Highlights – Soldiers who served in the war previously act as tourist guides here. How better can it get than this? It is also one of the first kinds of museum in Cambodia and takes guests through the last 30 years of Cambodian war history with an exotic and impressive collection of jet fighter planes, helicopters, artillery guns and other war machines of various models. Location – Siem Reap. Timings – 8AM to 5.30PM on all days of the week. Price – USD1 for Cambodian tourists and USD5 for foreign tourists. Entrance fee includes tourist guide, parking, photography and filming.
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