CULTURE WEEK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 245€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme
- Code : G/CMG/CW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
This culture week is designed to introduce participants to the Cambodian culture and pace of life. You will get to know your new town, its facilities and everything required to make your stay comfortable. You will also be given basic "survival" language classes and learn traditional Cambodian cooking techniques with the chance to sample your work. Cambodia is arguably most famous for its glorious and magnificent temples. Siem Reap and Samraong are no exception and you will be taken to the finest temples of the area. We also carefully arrange a Q&A session with monks to enhance your understanding of Buddhism. The famous city of Siem Reap and the rural town of Samraong is where you will live during the culture week. The relaxed and slow paced way of life is sure to leave a mark on all travelers. You will have maximum interaction possible with Cambodian people, who will be keen to learn about your culture too! This project aims to offer participants a deeper understanding of the local culture of the town of Siem Reap and Samraong, as well as an overview of general Cambodian culture. Its objective is a transfer of knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Cambodian lifestyle.
The accommodation is based in a typical Cambodian-style house. The rooms will be shared among 2-4 people based on single gender rooms. The shared toilets and showers are western-style, with cold showers perfect for getting refreshed in Cambodia’s hot weather. There are several common areas, including the living room and two terraces outside. All the meals during the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be had at the guesthouse. These will be typical Cambodian meals with some Western-style food at times.
You will be located in the outskirts of Siem Reap, which will allow you to get a taste of a more rural side of Cambodia while at the same time being able to head to the city that acts as the gateway to the Angkor world with its Colonial architecture, museums, markets, nightlife and some of the most famous attractions Cambodia has to offer. There are two local shops within a one minute walking distance from the accommodation. Downtown Siem Reap is located a 10 minute bike ride away, where you can find anything you might need during your stay. Bikes are provided in the house and, for those who prefer not to use them, a tuk-tuk will get you to the center. Everything in Siem Reap is within a 10 minute bike ride away. Moreover, Angkor Wat and its adjacent temples are only a 20 minute ride away. Phare Circus, the number one non-temple attraction in Siem Reap is located within walking distance from the house. The circus showcases juggling, acrobatics, aerial arts, theatre and dance performances.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€. Reception at REP (Siem Reap International Airport) at the arrival on Sundays (06:00am 04:00pm). Additional equipment: Malaria precautions.