Nature & Wildlife Areas in Siem Reap

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Nature & Wildlife Areas in Siem Reap

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  • Daniel B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit, very nice... great vegan ice cream! Beautiful! The staff is very kind. I loved it! I want to come back
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • ann h
    Grand Rapids, MI10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend the private photo tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and patient and helpful with our desire for photos.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • David T
    Toulouse, France9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent staff, super friendly.
    Elephants are just amazing.
    Very rustic experience, and well worth it to see the animals being cared for so well.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • TheHumbleTravellers
    Greater Noida, India702 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Steve E
    Carlisle, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour guide Samnang offered us a pre breakfast trip to this recently developed conservation area. We were not sure what to expect, but it turned into an excellent trip with around 50 species of birds seen in around 3 hours. The small boat enabled us to see different habitats and great views. It's great to see that conservation work is ongoing and developing and we very much enjoyed the trip.We would suggest that you need a guide who knows the area and history of the site as that definitely enhanced the visit.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • zenu
    London2,023 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Frances W
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a 6 day bespoke tour with an excellent and knowledgeable guide Phear and driver, who took great care to ensure we had a brilliant time. We visited temples and spent time staying with communities in the forest to help support the conservation initiatives and see some amazing birds. Even when access to some areas was difficult due to it being the end of the rainy season, alternatives were arranged. Would highly recommend.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • bibi
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • ferranpc
    Barcelona, Spain41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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