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Land and people in the island (Koh Dach) on the Mekong River

For group tours, student programs and individual tours

For the Morning:
09:00: Arrival at the southern tip of island by ferry boat at Preak Leap and the morning bicycle.
This famous island is located 30 kilometers along the Mekong River and it is roughly about 15 kilometers northeast of Phnom Penh. Koh Dach island can be reached via National Road No. 6A and by boat. It is a scenic route along the Mekong river, with its many fishing villages. From the tip of the island is one of the most picturesque cycling day. The tour rides along dirt roads near the Mekong river which takes the tours for sightseeing charming villages of the east part of the island and past picturesque views of the river. The tour will visit the different farms like the arum farm, ginger farm and dry-season rice field. The ride of bicycle is around 4 km.




10:30: Arrival at the delivery station and the kindergarten of the island.

The only kindergarten locating in the island is the kindergarten of " Samdach Ov " school, which has the popular name of the famous King of Cambodia, His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk, and was renovated and is continually supported by the Center of Miltenberg-Cambodia (CMC) with the fund of the CMC’s donors from Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in which some of them were also the tourists visiting Cambodia and the island. The tour can visit the kindergarten and see what the kindergarten and the children improve and enjoy with their learning conditions through the funds supported.

Like a kindergarten it is the only delivery station of the island, which was built by CMC in 2004 with the fund of CMC’s donor in Moenchberg, Germany. Since its establishment CMC supported and continually supports the medical drugs and materials for this delivery station with the fund of the above CMC’s donors. The tour can visit the station and see the pregnant staying for their delivering or maybe can help her as well support also the station with the small aid-souvenir.

For the Noon:
12:00: Lunch time with some culinary tradition and Khmer cuisine at Khmer home. 
Add some culinary tradition to the trip to island. Learn the tricks and get some tips by joining a cooking course at Cambodia Cooking Class. In its centuries old history Khmer cuisine has incorporated foreign influence, like curries from India and noodles from China. However, island cuisine is still a very distinct cuisine with its own flavor, recipes and traditions.


For Afternoon:
14:00: Visiting the white sandy beach of Mekong River  
When the tour reaches the islands northern tip, the pole of island, the visitors scramble down the eroded bank that leads down to the white, sandy beach. The visitors can install itself in one of the many little thatched huts that are pulled into the water and enjoy the calm. The water itself is very clean and inviting enough for a refreshing splash on a hot afternoon.

Otherwise our valuable guests can learn to ride the khmer boat self or can sit on the boat to witness every day Khmer life such as fish farming or catching fish (there are many different techniques in Cambodia depending on the season and ethnicity of the fisherman) or to view also the Mekong river during the sunset in front of the river’s edge. To beat the afternoon heat, particulary in the hot season, have a swim in a safe and clean area of the Mekong and cool off! For those who like fishing, try your hand at catching a Mekong river fish - by fishing rod or throw net.


14:30: Enjoying the scenery with the horse carts or ox-cart and watching the woven silk on traditional looms in the west part of island.
The horse or ox carts making an island a pleasant place to explore for a day or two on foot. Once on the island enjoys the scenery with the horse carts. Dusty, sandy roads take the tour through charming villages and past picturesque views of the river, and then stop at a handicraft village. The visitors can visit a silk weaving village and watch the woven silk on traditional looms. The island is also famous for its handicraft production. This traditional silk weaving village of handicraft production is the best place to buy home some excellent souvenirs. The tour can visit also many farms locating in west side of island. They lie nearly in a nice village with a very harmonic view of farmer, yoke of oxen, plot, small water supply and other villager's house nearby. Beside the comfortable way of reaching there, the visitors have many interesting view such as a road for oxcarts with a small bridge, a small house with kitchen and drilling well along with few animal house.

16:30: Arrival at the southern tip of island and finishing the tour through crossing the Mekong River with the ferry boat in Preak Leap again.