Siem Reap, Cambodia

Trip Summary

Key Destination:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Trip Outline:

Siem Reap, the historical city dates back to the 12 century and is famous for the temples of Ankor Wat. However, there are loads of other activities that the No Boundaries 2019 team will be actively participating in and gather experience Siem Reap.

Savouring the temples of Angkor Wat and touring the countryside on a bike  will most definitely be a part of the itinerary,  but the students will also be learning about social issues faced by the community in this area.

The team will also gather first-hand experience of the work being done to address the social issues faced by the local people. These projects are spear-headed by the Treak project and ConCERT, NGOs working together with Cambodian people.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Get introduced to the Khmer culture, and take part in Khmer language lessons delivered by former street kids
  • Get involved in various social programmes like the literacy support project led  by the members of the Treak community village project
  • Visit the Cambodian Landmine Museum Relief Facility, a museum as well as a shelter providing support for children affected by landmines
  • Be awed by the majestic Angkor Wat
  • Cycle on an easy ride through paddy fields and small villages in the Siem Reap countryside
  • Be amazed by the cultural theatrics at the Phare Circus Show

Getting there:

Fly to Siem Reap (Cathay Dragon).

Requirements / Expectations:

This experience is best suited for students who:

  • would be interested in working on a grass-roots community initiative
  • are willing to get their hands (and clothes) dirty
  • have an interest to learn the Khmer culture, language, traditions etc.
  • wish to get involved in a meaningful community projects which aims  to address an identified need
  • would enjoy a exploring the villages on a bicycle tour.
  • Is experimental and would like to explore the Khmer cuisine
  • Get introduced to and learn more about Cambodian history