1 Night 2 Days
Join us on our overnight bicycle tour that takes you on a wonderful journey to meet members of the local Battambang community! Learn and observe their lives and livelihoods, and in turn, gain a deeper understanding of Khmer culture, customs, and tradition.
Our first stop is to Donteav Village, roughly located 7 kilometers from the town center. Amidst Cambodia's development in tourism, this little village has built a reputation for its quaint, handmade and home-grown products. At Donteav, we will check out the processes involved in the making of rice paper, a staple that can be found in many Asian cuisines such as spring rolls.
Next, we find out more about the humble banana—a fruit native to Battambang. We will meet a local villager who has been involved in the dried banana trade for over 20 years and discovers how this simple trade has sustained the lives of many in the village.
We will next head over to a local rice wine distillery where you will get to observe the processes involved in the production of this local favorite. And yes—if you are wondering—you will get to sample a taste!
Next up, we will visit a local noodle maker. Here, you’ll learn about another important staple in Cambodian cuisine. Be sure to check out (and try) the manual pounder, a unique device that is still used in noodle making!
After our oodles and noodles experience, we will hop back on our bikes again and make our way towards the local fish paste market. The smell may be slightly overwhelming for some, but we’re sure you’ll find this stop fascinating! As you watch the processes of fish paste making, you’ll learn about the fishing culture of the local area and the community that depends on the sea for its sustenance.
At this point, we would have been cycling for the whole afternoon, so it’s time for a much-needed rest! Your guides will lead you to your local homestay, where you may opt to take a cooling bucket bath—Cambodian style! Dinner will also be prepared at this point, and you can choose tag along with your local cook who will be headed to the market to purchase cooking ingredients for the evening. Upon returning from the market, we will commence our very fun Cambodian cooking class! We will all share dinner together before calling it an early night.
First up, we will bike to a local memorial site dedicated to Khmer Rouge victims. We will fill you in about this difficult period of Cambodia’s history, but will also speak about its effect on modern-day Cambodian society.
Moving on from our fishy business, your guides will now share a special countryside delicacy with you: bamboo rice cakes! You are free to sample a taste!
Such a creative and complex handmade product! You might never be seen how locally made their sleeping mat from tittle water plan nearby Tonle Sap lake. As Battambang is one of the five provinces neighboring to the basin of Mekong river (the low Mekong—Tonle Sap), with your local guides, they will help you find out more about their livelihoods and how these products are being made.
One of the 11th-century temples was built on the soil of Battambang which the province has widely known throughout the country as the province of rice production. Yet, there is much more to discover on this beautiful hinterland—getting to the place where locals people visiting their free times, Ek Phnom is an interesting stop to learn about Cambodian ancient time.
Paddy fields widely spread almost everywhere in Cambodia. As our local guides were born in the countryside, they will help explain to you clearly about rice agriculture. Taking fresh airs on the field and enjoy taking photos of the stunning view of rice field.
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