Ancient West Baray Rural Villages Tour
Arrive at 7:45am at our office to collect and check the bikes, then go for a countryside ride along the Siem Reap River to the 11th century Wat Atveay temple, built during the 2nd Angkorian era. We follow the gravel road through rice fields and lotus views towards Phmon Krom hill top to enjoy the beautiful countryside in Siem Reap.
Next we visit, the Secret Wat Keo Temple that hides the legend of the princess and the crocodile. Inside the Pagoda we visit Buddha’s stories painted on the wall and decorated by 100 Buddha statues made from stones, glass and cement lining the worshiping area.
We then continue to Krabie Vil village and we visit the local market to experience the taste of real Khmer Grand Mothers recipes, goodies and snacks at the countryside café. When then ride to the hand dug reservoir the West Baray for lunch. For lunch we will enjoy and array of Cambodian delicacies, Papaya Salad, BBQ Chicken, Local Fresh Fish and Stuffed Frog, waiting for us to pick one to try and sample the culture of the Khmer countryside cuisine. Relax on a hammock, enjoy cold drinks with great view of the West Baray Lake.
The West Baray is a manmade water irrigation hand dug in the 10th century by the ancient famer’s families who worked hard to supply the city of Angkor Thom.
We then continue with the ride to Grandmothers house along the Baray to view the breathtaking sunset!
We will then enjoy a delicious dinner cooked by Grandma, to sample her authentic Khmer recipes and then stay overnight at Grandma’s house!
We can enjoy the Cambodian countryside tranquility to end the first day of the tour!!!