Enjoy a fun, full-day bicycle tour to the Battambang countryside! Get to know the lives of local villagers, experience authentic local cuisines, and have a chance to explore the old temple built in the 11th century.
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.
On our next stop, we will pay a visit to the makers of bamboo rice cakes. Find out more about the processes involved in the making of this special countryside delicacy, and yes—you may sample a taste!
We will then make our way towards a 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 Battambang and the community that depends on the sea for its sustenance.
We will then cycle to Donteav Village, located roughly 7 kilometers from the town center. With the development of Cambodian 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.
On our next stop, we will 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 more than 20 years and discovers how this simple trade has sustained the lives of many families in the village.
Hungry yet? We bet you will be! At this point, we will take a break at the Rice Paper Stop, where we will enjoy a delicious local lunch served with refreshing coconut water. There are hammocks here too, so you are more than welcome to relax and have a short snooze; or you may opt to chat to your friendly guides, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.
Next, we will cycle to a local rice wine distillery where you will get to observe the processes involved in the production of this local favorite, which is used for medicinal and recreational purposes. 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!
Such a creative and complex handmade product! You might never see 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 temple built on the land of Battambang province which is away from the city about 7kilomatre. There are plenty of things to discover besides on this green province. Ek Phnom is an interesting stop to learn about Cambodian ancient time before Angkor Empire.
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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