A Buffalo Ride Through Rural Siem Reap
A Buffalo Ride Through
Rural Siem Reap
More than fifty shades of green will pass you by as you slowly venture into the rural side
of the Siem Reap by buffalo cart. Learning weaving experiences by skilful women or
explore a local market, a 2-hour cart ride changes your Siem Reap perspective.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Angkor may be the magnet that draw in visitors from around the globe and has put Siem Reap on the map as one amazing place to witness the splendour of the once mighty Khmer Empire but there is more than meets the eye. Siem Reap’s fertile grounds and generation-long traditions in work in cohesion with land and available means to give the nation ample fresh ingredients that are the cradle of Khmer cuisine.
Scattered around Siem Reap are still villages and settlements that have not turned away from traditional forms of agriculture and buffalo as their priced possession. We have brought this means of transport and visualize in a laid-back way back into play when guests seek a relaxing way to bear witness of traditional farming while buffalos tread land roads with you as their passenger.
08:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 17:00
Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, the drive to our buffalo meeting point lies around 18 kilometres out of Siem Reap. With the landscape quickly changing from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap, it may surprise you how much around this popular tourism town with a cornucopia of hotels and resorts still holds on to its farming means to generate a living. The typical trees that are dotted like natural sky scrapers form the first indications that you have entered the good old Cambodian countryside.
Our journey ends at Meychrey Village where you will meet your buffalo cart driver, his wooden cart and trustworthy 4-legged friend. The ride through a pristine side of the Siem Reap province will slowly pass you by during a 30-minute ride through the countryside. Ample opportunities are at your disposal to see farmers tending to their fields, meeting the locals from and to home and the wide-spread landscape, painted various shades of green.
Before making your way back to the meeting point for heading back to Siem Reap, wander around a local market where trading has not changed much over the years. Buyers and sellers join together with local produce as the common interest with sufficient moments to capture these for an ever-lasting moment. You may not understand Khmer but with a smile and being open to try and learn something new, the experience you gain will make everything become much clearer.
It is time to exchange your open-air buffalo cart for the air-conditioning of your private vehicle after thanking the buffalo cart driver for his serviced rendered. The ride back to Siem Reap guide sees the landscape slowly turning back to lively Siem Reap.