Do you want to explore Cambodian bird sanctuaries? Where’s the best place for birding adventure? How? In Siem Reap, we recommend Sam Veasna Center. Read on to understand why.
How to go watch some of Southeast Asia’s rarest birds:
In Cambodia, Sam Veasna Center (SVC in short) offers wildlife tours, while at the same time creates jobs for rural Cambodian people. Sam Veasna Center organized bird view trips to Prek Toal, a bird sanctuary site located within the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve. It’s a nature lover’s delight, especially when it comes to bird watching. What to expect to watch: endangered species such as Storks, Adjutants, Pelicans and Ibis. Prek Toal is popularly known for ecotourism and bird watching. It’s also Siem Reap’s floating village, where children reach their floating school by paddle boats, and the floating shops pass from house to house to sell their vegetables. To get there, it’s just one hour by boat from Siem Reap port.
Also worth to go: Ang Trapeng Thmor Reserve
Another bird-watching trip is to Ang Trapeng Thmor Reserve, which is about 100km from Siem Reap. At Ang Trapeng Thmor, you’ll see the world’s rare sarus crane. If you’re a bird enthusiast, you can also take an overnight trip.
Learn more about Sam Veasna Center’s Super Tour 2017!
Why we recommend Sam Veasna Center?
Some proceeds from your tours will go towards helping Cambodian children and local villagers about the importance of the birds and the unique flooded-forest environment. It’s really a sustainable model that has worked well for everyone.
In August 2016, the Siem Reap-based Sam Veasna Center was selected as one of the 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London. Read the announcement here: Leaders in tourism innovation unveiled in World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 finalists.
Check out Sam Veasna’s Facebook Page to view Cambodia’s beautiful birds!
How to get to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh by bus?
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