The vast majorities of Cambodian people live and work in small villages in the countryside. Exploring the modern opportunities in Siem Reap and the ancient spectacles of the temples are fantastic opportunities, but to fully explore Khmer culture and the struggles that Cambodia continues to face, a trip to the countryside is essential.  Cambodia is the poorest country in Southeast Asia and Siem Reap province remains the second poorest province in the country.

Countryside tour or even a day trip to a remote temple ruin can provide a glimpse of ‘real Cambodia’ – picturesque, bucolic scenery, rice paddies and water buffaloes, countryside pagodas and little villages filled with traditional stilted houses.