Destination Mekong

Enter the Kingdom of Wonder

When Portuguese trader, Diogo do Couto, reached Angkor in 1550, he knew the vast temple complex was once the capital of the Mekong region’s largest-ever kingdom.

Some 300 years before his visit, the Khmer Empire stretched from Myanmar to the Mekong Delta, and commanded much of Laos and Thailand. But do Couto’s expedition had to hack through jungle to uncover the abandoned, vine-smothered ruins, where a million people once lived.

Tourist in the ancient city. Young man with backpack coming to ancient monuments Siem Reap Cambodia

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As a social business, Soksabike aims to provide tourists with the chance to experience the authentic Cambodia and to promote a direct tourist spending to the local entrepreneurs.

Case Study Phare Circus

Phare, The Cambodian Circus (or Phare Circus) is one of the most innovative, energetic, and amazing performance shows in Cambodia. The 330-person circus was established in 2013 and is an…

Featured Experience Mekong Collection Members in Cambodia

Bambu Stage Bambu Stage SIEM REAP | CAMBODIA Bambu Stage is a platform for performing arts in Cambodia—a performance venue with daily shows, a workshop space for Cambodian puppeteers, and a gathering space for artists and art lovers. We operate as a social enterprise and collaborate closely with NGOs, other social enterprises, and ethical businesses in the community. Find out more Shinta Mani Wild Shinta Mani Wild CARDAMOM | CAMBODIA Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, hospitality and conservation. The camp was born when world-renowned designer Bill Bensley identified an unprotected, 350-hectare wildlife corridor – and set out to save it from poaching, mining and logging. Find out more Chi Phat Village Chi Phat Village KOH KONG | CAMBODIA Wildlife Alliance chose to directly address the underlying causes of forest destruction —the poverty of its residents— by promoting programs that generate income. Illegal forest activities have significantly diminished and community members are showing signs of emerging prosperity. Find out more Cambodian Living Arts Cambodian Living
PHNOM PENH | CAMBODIA CLA implements a series of programs with the intention of creating a self-sustaining environment where individuals and communities can be empowered through the arts. Find out more
Chi Phat Village Butterfly Tours BATTAMBANG | CAMBODIA Butterfly Tours recruit and work with young students from rural villages, providing training in tour guiding, English speaking, and other professional skills. As advocates of young Cambodian leadership, they believe in the power of education and the development of entrepreneurship. Find out more Atelier Atelier KAMPOT | CAMBODIA Atelier was created to promote the world’s best pepper by showcasing its ‘terroir’. Atelier’s identity pays homage to the Kampot region and its history. The company is conscious of the long-term impact of human actions on the community and conveys sustainable values to local employees and farmers. Find out more