About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workProgram Description This culture week is designed to introduce you to the Cambodian culture and pace of life. By getting to to know the surrounding town and its facilities, you will have everything you need to make your stay memorable as well as comfortable. Cambodia is arguably most famous for its glorious and magnificent temples. Siem Reap and Samraong are no exception and you will be taken to the finest temples in the area. We also carefully arrange a Q&A session with monks to enhance your understanding of Buddhism. During the culture week you will be staying in the famous city of Siem Reap and the rural town of Samraong. You will be given basic "survival" language classes and learn traditional Cambodian cooking techniques with the chance to sample your work. Cambodia's relaxing, slow paced way of life will allow the maximum interaction between you and the local people, who are keen to learn about your culture too!
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation: The accommodation in Samraong is simple and natural. There are no laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too at a small cost. There are bikes available, which you can use to explore the area during your free time! Food Arrangements: Your meals will be typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. Snacks are available between meals too!
About the project locationLocation Samraong, which name translates from Khmer into 'impenetrable jungle', is a town located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. You will be located in a small, rural village located in the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia's highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away. Sights & Surroundings: There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball with locals during your free time. Further away is Siem Reap, which is two hours away from the accommodation. Participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore the famous Angkor Wat and more!
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 245€ per week.