Oudong Escape, Full Day Cycle Tour,
Cambodia, Phnom Penh and The South
Info : Oudong Escape, Full Day Cycle Tour
The former Cambodian capital, Oudong is now an area of great agricultural importance with a fascinating history. Ride your bike along breathtaking country trails with Khmer temples and other historical architectural examples scattered along the hillsides. Sienna roads of dirt lead through lovely country landscapes, with tiny villages, rolling green hills, orchards, and sprawling rice paddies marking your way.
Visit the stunning Khmer Temple of the Heavens, where a climb up the stairway leads to a wonderful panoramic view from the temple grounds. Witness everyday life as you ride past a local school, and take in the prickly palm trees and tranquil lakes scattered with lotus and lilies. The 40km ride takes a full day, and the pace is relaxed, determined by the collective strength of the riders.
Both our guides, in Cambodia were excellent. However, I would like to nominate Channak for an award because we felt he gave an outstanding level of service, showing us things that weren't on the itinerary which we would never have found by ourselves and going out of his way to do so. His general sociability and ability to talk to local people, including more reserved tribal people, meant that we had a much greater insight into the community than we expected and we felt privileged to be there with him. He also has personal experience (from childhood) of the Khmer Rouge regime which made our visits to Toul Sleng and Choeung Ek in particular even more poignant than they would have been otherwise.