Cambodia – Khmer Heritage

 

Local name of the country :  ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា Kâmpŭchéa (Khmer)

 

Languages : Khmer

 

For more information :

Tourism Cambodia 

Mekong Responsible Tourism

 

Activities

Participating to develop the Elephant Sanctuary : Elephant Valley Project

Hiking : Kulen Mountain (Siem Reap), Cardamom Mountains

Cambodia Rural Discovery Tours : Dolphin Trail Bicycle Adventure, Paddle with dolphins, Sleep over with the local at Koh Phdao, Explore the Corn Farming Village

Betreed Adventures : their mission is to preserve and protect the Phnom Tnout Community Forest and to educate the surrounding communities of the benefits of preserving and protecting forests. They are using Solar Energy, energy efficient lighting and gravity flow water system provides water without power consumption.

Adventure Cambodia : Trekking, Kayaking, Bicycling Tours, Scuba Diving, Day Tours

DutchCo Trekking Cambodia : is driven by respect for nature and people. Aiming at improving the livelihood of Khmer and indigenous people and creating awareness for conservation of natural resources

 

Cambodia Cycling : aims to take tourists to see real Cambodia and Indochina region including Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. 70 to 80% of our cycling routes are off road and back roads to enjoy the countryside, the villages and the people. Biking, Cycling and Trekking tours.

 

Places to stay

Natura Hotel Resort : has been designed to create a symbiosis between the Nature and the guests, a link between the indoor and outdoor in order for the guests to feel as at a Cambodian home with all the comfort. This green gem cocoon is a unique experience.

Bambu Hotel : is a local, sustainable and eco-friendly hotel build with only local labour and wherever possible local materials

Rainbow Lodge : nestles neatly between a forested hillside & the stunningly beautiful Tatai River within the boundaries of the South Cardamom Protected Reserve. They operate responsibly to maintain a balance, whereby tourism & nature can survive in harmony.

4 River Floating Lodge : has the goal to have a high and positive impact on people, from our guests and team to the local people around 4 Rivers, while having the lowest impact on the environment, protecting biodiversity, using sustainable materials, recycling resources and managing waste. They also initiated a number of community projects in the Koh Kong region, aiming at both improving people’s quality of life and protecting the fauna au flora of the region.

Cardamom Tented Camp : is a sustainable business with minimal social, environmental and economic impact and a special focus on incorporating the natural environment rather than cutting down trees and clearing construction space. 

Jasmine Valley Eco Resort : is a ecologically sensible and socially responsible, and is offering solar powered accommodation, healthy, home-grown foods, the sound of the Cambodian Jungle, magnificent views across islands to Vietnam.

Northwest Region (Village World Label) : Organikh Farm, Sala Baï, Sojourn Boutique Villas, Banteay Chhmar CBT

East Region (Village World Label) : Nature Lodge, Le Tonlé – Guest House & Restaurant 

Mekong Plains (Village World Label) : Cheung Kok

Cardamom Mountains (Village World Label) : Rainbow Lodge, Chambok CBT

 

Gastronomy :

 

Cultural characteristics :

 

Some words to learn :

Suos’dey – Hi

Tchoum reap sour – Good morning

Tjia (woman) – Yes

Baa(t) (man) – Yes

At té / Té – No

Orkun (bong) – Thank you (brother/Madam/Sir) 

Tchoum reap lire – Goodbye

Moï – One

Pi – Two

Baï – Three

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