February 3, 2014

Motorbiking Around the Cambodian Countryside

Although we LOVED the Angkor temples and late nights on Pub Street, we wanted to see a bit of the Cambodian countryside. Khmer Ways had great reviews for their motorbike tours so our decision was pretty easy. 

Ny picked us up at our hotel (King Boutique Villa...thanks again Agoda for such cheap rates at only $20 per night! Pool and breakfast included) and we were whisked off to the Khmer Ways office on the outskirts of Siem Reap. After a brief 'Motorbiking in Cambodia 101' we were off. 

We motorbiked down dirt roads and over rickety bridges between rice fields, rivers and villages, stopping every so often to take pictures of the countryside. The Cambodian countryside was outstanding. Farmers steering yacks on the fields, women biking down the road carrying fruits and rice, cute Cambodian kids sprinting to the roadside to wave and say 'hello' and exploring old temples with not a single tourist in sight. Oddly enough Ny even pointed out a magic mushroom factory...hahaha.

It was late in the afternoon, the light was beautiful and the sun setting over the fields was way more beautiful than any Angkor sunset we had seen.  We couldn't recommend the Cambodian countryside and this tour enough! We were bummed because we only did the half-day tour so make sure you do the whole shebang with the full day tour (or be a real diehard and do the multi-day tour).

Ofcourse Ny was just as sweet and hospitable as the rest of the Cambodians we'd met in Siem Reap!


Jenna said...

This looks like such a blast! My dream is to rent motor bikes and tour all the way up the coast of Vietnam :)

Niken said...

wow! this looks like tons of fun. i really love that mushroom photo