Discover Cambodia’s silk weaving history, plus experience a journey by bicycle and ferry on this half-day guided tour. Also, have fun with the opportunity to try weaving yourself and see the incredible silk items available to purchase as well as a visit to a local temple.
Starting from meeting your guide at the Royal Train Square, your journey of discovery begins. Ride along the Tonle Sap river passing communities of the local Cham to catch a ferry to Silk Island (called Koh Dach) leaving behind the bustling Phnom Penh to a more tranquil location. Then, as you arrive at a village of picturesque stilted houses with silk workshops below, you'll start feeling your curiosity increase.
Next, enjoy meeting the families who are still using the old tradition of hand looming silk to learn about this process. Admire the transformation of a wool-like texture changing into a silk thread, and have fun with the opportunity to try weaving yourself. Lastly, you'll have the chance to decide if you'll like to purchase the stunning silk items directly from the family. A visit to a local temple completes the experience.