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Join us on a trip into ancient Cambodia.  SC supporters and Rotarians from various clubs around the world are invited to visit Sustainable Cambodia on a journey into the heart of Cambodia. This 10-day excursion is a truly unique experience of traveling into Cambodia. Located in Southeast Asia, this beautiful country is rich with history and culture and was awarded one of the top travel destinations for the last two years. We will travel to the must-visit places in Cambodia including the heart of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, and we will walk amongst the ancient temples of Siem Reap. But tourism is not the sole purpose of this trip. We will go far off the “tourist routes” to visit village families and experience the impact of Rotary projects in the remote villages of Pursat Province.

 

For those who haven’t gone before, you will have the adventure of a lifetime while helping rural families and children in ways you may have never dreamed possible. Phnom Penh The adventure will include a visit to Phnom Penh, the capital city situated at the confluence of four great rivers, the Upper and Lower Mekong, the Tonle Sap and Bassace Rivers. Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s commercial and political hub, and offers several cultural and historical attractions, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Phnom and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, some of which will be included in the itinerary for the trip, and others available as optional visits. Together, we will explore these cultural sites and museums to gain an understanding of the challenges Cambodia has faced as it rebuilds from the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

As we travel through the country, will visit Pursat in central Cambodia, the home of Sustainable Cambodia where you will meet the students, teachers and staff. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Pursat will be your guides as you meet the village families and the school children in the SC school projects. You will have the opportunity to visit and/or participate in various Rotary projects. We will travel to the schools and Rotary project sites of Sustainable Cambodia in central Cambodia, and while there each Rotarian can choose from various Rotary-supported projects, such as working with school children, visiting water filter construction sites, water well installations and community ponds. You will have the opportunity to meet first-hand the wonderful families and children in these rural villages, and for those who wish to do so, we can engage in hands-on projects with the families. Also, we hope to ride the Bamboo Train – a unique way to see and experience the breathtaking Cambodian countryside. As rail lines advance in Cambodia, the Bamboo Train will soon be a thing of the past.

The trip will include an excursion to Angkor Wat. Angkor is a temple complex built by Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII from the 11th to the 12th century and is one of the seven wonders of the world. In Angkor Wat, you will be led by experienced tour guides who will share the rich history of these temple ruins and will have an unparalleled opportunity to explore Cambodia's incredible heritage. The visit will include a tour of the markets of Siem Reap, Angkor panorama and national museum, near the temples of Angkor and a silk factory. While in Siem Reap, you may want to join fellow Rotarians at a Sunrise over Angkor Wat. The dawn light gives this World Heritage site a unique silhouette against the morning sky. Yes, it is an amazing experience. But those who go will need to brave a 3:30 am start to the day so you can be near the first row. Is it worth it? “Absolutely!”, exclaimed a Rotarian from last year’s journey. (But it’s an option if you choose!)

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