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A unique full day adventure guided tour to explore local lifestyles of the Kratie who live on the bank of the Mekong River as well as their local productions as mushroom farm, rice whiskey, rice noodle, bamboo sticky rice and bricks up close and enjoy boat cruise to witness freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins at Kampi. This is a perfect excursion for you to see the real Cambodia and you’re a key for financial support that provides funding for the protection and study of these endangered mammals.
Any centrally located hotels in Kratie.
8.30 AM (8:00 AM if you stay in Chhlong)
Small backpack, mosquito repellent, sun cream, and hate
We will pick you up from your hotel centrally located in Kratie or ferry port from Koh Trong (if you stay on Koh Trong) at 8:30 AM, if you stay in Chhlong 8:00 AM. Our visit includes a walk through the central Market of Kratie where you will see the local trades and see some of the old colonial building which remain from the French colony. Visit Wat Rokakandal which has a unique wooden carving about 400 years of age. And opportunities to learn about local productions including mushroom farm, rice wish key making, brick factory, bamboo sticky rice and rice noodle production. Lunch break at Kampi.
The highlight of our day is a visit to one of the many deep pools where the rare river dolphins gather to feed. We board a local boat and cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance encounter with these gentle mammals. Viewing is guaranteed.
Visit Phnom Sambok, a small mountain which has two peaks, one dull and the other pointed, and has a lush forest filled with birds and some monkeys. A concrete staircase makes the mountaintop accessible. Once at the top, we are rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the countryside, especially the Mekong River. We then head up along the Mekong River towards Sambor. Along the way, there are opportunity to see Khmer noodle, brick factory and rice whiskey and also taste Bamboo sticky rice.
After a traditional lunch overlooking to the Mekong view, we visit the famous 100 pillars pagoda and learn its fascinating history and as a place of pilgrimage for residents of Kratie. It was first built in the 16th century by King Chann Reachea. The pagoda included 100 wooden columns to commemorate the memory of his daughter Vorakpheak who was killed by Mekong crocodile.