Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Siem Reap

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Nature & Wildlife Areas in Siem Reap

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  • BelfastBirder
    Belfast, UK58 contributions
    We had over two weeks in Cambodia with circa 10 days birding including Siam Reap, Tonle Sap, Tmat Boey, Kratie, Bokor. Guides were Mr Hang and Ladong who were great. I seen virtually all of my target species. My wife and daughter enjoyed the trip although they took advantage of visiting other tourist locations on some of the days. Communication with SV was always quick and accurate. They are also actively involved in conservation which you will realise when you visit, is essential in a country facing many environmental threats.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • May F
    4 contributions
    Great place and friendly staff. We got a tour of the place with lots of information on the different animals as well as why they ended up in the center. The enclosures didn‘t seem to small and well kept. Most of the monkeys are living in small areas of forest where they can swing from branch to branch and get some privacy. Only some have to stay in cages due to injuries or other reasons. All in all it seemed like a great place worth supporting.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Nat B
    Glasgow, UK123 contributions
    Beautiful gardens and place to spend time with butterflies all around. Also interesting to learn more about the butterflies. We paid $6 each to get in and then we’re effectively given a private tour by one of the staff with excellent English
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • TheHumbleTravellers
    Greater Noida, India684 contributions
    It was our first visit to water bird sanctuary anywhere and we were very excited but things didnot went as per the plan. But before going into detail, want to update few things:-

    a) This is a quite remote place to visit and there is no comfortable source of travelling available to reach here

    b) You will start very early in the morning and reach one of the river docks, our route was all countryside and with almost zero roads, so it can be a bumpy ride in middle of no where

    c) Post reaching dock, you will get into a boat which will take you to Prek Toral floating village. This boat is common motor boat and completely open so you might feel cold as its early in morning with wind coming at you at super speed, so do carry some jacket

    d) Once you reach village, your guide will give you some knowledge of area.

    Above all is for guidance for others and not issues.

    Now issues I had:-

    a) Language, she was just speaking with 50% things going above my head and i tried to check couple of times but accent is big problem. Still its not a big problem

    b) We started journey to bird sanctuary in a kind of a local jet boat which create noise may be more louder than an airplane. This was the most terrifying part of our journey. How can we have such loud motor boats in natural reserves??

    c) Boat driver and guide were just driving and driving and I had to shout among this loudiest boat to stop so that I can take few pics

    Also there is a big man made bamboo/wood watch tower and you can climb it you want. It gives a good bird eye view of area but not necessarily view of birds

    I was expecting a more calmer and trip with naturalist which will guide slowly and let us enjoy and capture nature.

    Overall was able to take some good pics but nothing outstanding. It gave me more headache then pleasure.

    Cambodia government in collaboration with locals need to treat this area with more care and love. Naturalists need to be more trained in accent so that foreigners can understand things better. Lot of things to be done here
    Written 24 May 2020
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  • zenu
    London2,047 contributions
    A rather long, dusty and bumpy car ride (from Kampong Chhnang) brought us to the office of Natural Community Based Tourism Merchrey (clean toilets but stock up on tissues). Another 20 km (passing farm land, villages) of a dustcart road and we arrived at the pier. It was very distressing to see the piles of litter, plastic and garbage dotted all along this beautiful landscape. The boat did not take off from the pier landing. We had to climb down a river bank (quite treacherous) and getting into the unkempt boat was another ordeal. No evidence of life jackets.

    The river trip is not that gripping... We were taken to the area of the so called Mechrey floating village which we observed from afar and then the boat moved towards the Tonle Sap lake which has fish farms - a few children swimming here and checking out the nettings.

    This was a long trip and in hindsight we would have skipped it. I have my doubts as to whether the guide actually took us to the Mechrey floating village. He appeared too keen to promote The Natural Community Based Tourism Mechrey - I would support local initiatives too, provided they delivered...
    Written 17 April 2018
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  • GLV
    3 contributions
    We are mid-level birders and were having quite a bit of trouble finding more than a few species in Siem Reap. Pearaing Biodiversity Conservation Center is making headway with the protection of birds in their local community, which will hopefully expand to communities beyond their borders.
    Our trip was late November, a time when waters are low and so the boat trip was impossible. Our tuk tuk driver picked us up in Siem Reap and we were met by our guide Sam on arrival in one of the villages participating in the Center’s projects. Sam took us to the local market and educated us on most of the vegetables...what they are, what they are used for and where they come from. Many locally grown. He purchased some delicious rice and banana snacks for our trip. We also toured a local rice and vegetable farm before heading out on our birding trip.
    In a space of about two hours we identified 19 species, 16 of which were new to us. We drove dirt roads to get to mostly wetlands and rice fields in our pursuit. It was an excellent morning!
    Get out of the city and craziness of temple tours and see the countryside! It is stunning! This experience was much more than birding. We highly recommend it for our guide Sam, the excellent conservation work being done with the local communities, and the awesome scenery!
    Written 8 December 2019
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  • bibi
    1 contribution
    A place to be for all nature lovers and the curious who want to know a little more than the temples: the Angkor forest!
    Written 18 November 2020
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  • Anja
    2 contributions
    I went for a multi-day jungle tour in Sen Monorom to spot gibbons, birds and other primates. It was an amazing experience!!!
    Mr. Hat and the local guides are excellent! They know where to find all the wildlife, can tell (in perfect English) everything about the animals you want to know, ...they really take care of the visitors.
    Although I didn't go to the jungle for gastronomic reasons, I must say that the food -prepared by locals - was amazing, like bamboo soup and other local dishes.
    To Cambodian standards, this experience was rather expensive, but my money is well spent. First of all I had a wonderfull, once-in-a-lifetime, experience (I've been on jungle trips before, but this experience definitely stands out!). Furthermore, the SVC works together with the local community through education, training, and practical support. They also set up programmes to conserve the primates, nature and environment. It's worthwhile contributing to a more sustainable and developed Cambodja.
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • ferranpc
    Barcelona, Spain41 contributions
    One hour drive far from Siem Reap by tuk tuk and with less tourists than Chong Kneas, is a perfect place to see how people lives in a floating house and to take a break after the stressing visit at Angkor Watt with thousands of tourists.

    The visit by boat takes you a couple of hours, enought to have an idea of the town without annoying to much their inhabitants.
    Written 20 August 2016
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