Mekong Sunset: Light up your afternoon with a stunning sunset odyssey along the mighty Mekong River. Experience a thrilling moto-remork ride and cruises. Visit a traditional village, learn about handicrafts and taste some local snacks then admire stunning Khmer architecture before the setting sun lights up the sky with a kaleidoscope of gold and crimson colours.
Your adventure begins with a pick-up by moto-remork, the Cambodian version of the tuk-tuk. Head out of town to the Japanese Friendship Bridge, which was blown up during fighting in 1975 and was rebuilt by the Japanese in 1993. Catch a ferry across the Mekong to Mekong Island, which island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Watch weavers at work in the village. Explore a Buddhist temple and experience the simple life style of the villagers. See fields of rice, morning glory and fruit. Enjoy some local snacks and wander around the small produce market.
Pause and stroll around the Vietnamese village and see the fishing boats, floating fish farms and the pretty Catholic Church. Say goodbye to the tuk-tuk and board a boat to enjoy your sunset from the junction of three rivers: the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and the Mekong.
Marvel at the distinctive architecture of Cambodia, where Khmer-influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda meet French colonial buildings – some renovated, some ravaged by neglect and war.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up in central Phnom Penh.
Duration: Three and a half to four hours.
Start/opening time: 2-2.30pm.
Others: We strongly recommend modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.