Take a private, air conditioned vehicle to visit Banteay Srei, The Citadel of Women, which was built in reverence to the God Shiva. It is famous for having a different hue to any of the other temples and is extremely well preserved. You will also visit another monument to Shiva in Kbal Spean, the river of a thousand lingas, where each small linga has been created in dedication to the god.
Once you have finished your lunch you may visit a local silk preservation weaving center where they continue to use traditional methods to create the finest materials for special occasions. See the whole process from worm cultivation and care to weaving.
8am: Depart your hotel early in the morning and head outside of Siem Reap for 20 kilometres to the temple of Banteay Srei, the Citadel of Women. Then, jump back into your private vehicle and set off to the north-east of Angkor to visit the river of a thousand lingas, Kbal Spean.
Lunch with a Deluxe packed lunch.
On the return leg of your journey, you will stop at a traditional silk farm where the charming Franco-Khmer owners can proudly present their traditional methods and beautiful materials.
Late afternoon return to the hotel.
The aim of this initiative is to maintain Cambodian know-how, train and employ disadvantaged young people.