Tours

CONFERENCE TECHNICAL TOUR

The third and last day of the conference (August 12, 2018) is dedicated to Technical Tour to three tentative destinations:  (1) Safe Vegetables for Households and Markets;  (2) Great Lake Fisheries; and (3) Angkor Wat.

1) Safe Vegetables for Households and Markets

Home gardens and Conservation Agriculture practices produce safe vegetables for household food and nutrition security and additional income of Siem Reap smallholders.
Home gardens and Conservation Agriculture practices produce safe vegetables for household food and nutrition security and additional income of Siem Reap smallholders.
Smallholder vegetable packhouse is modeled in Siem Reap to produce safe vegetables and directly link small farmer-groups with markets.
Smallholder vegetable packhouse is modeled in Siem Reap to produce safe vegetables and directly link small farmer-groups with markets.

2) Greate Late Fisheries

Tonle Sap Lake (Great Lake) is Southeast Asia’s largest lake where over 3 million people of Cambodia (total population 15.6 million) rely for fresh water, food, fuel and other basic necessities. It produces some 500,000 tons of fish estimated at US$ 2 billion every year. The lake and inland fisheries account for more than two-thirds of Cambodia’s protein consumption. A major part of fish harvest is processed into popular dried and fermented (‘Prahok’) food products.

3) Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument. Angkor Wat and the entire Angkor complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, exemplify cultural, religious and symbolic values, and contain high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance. Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, stretches over some 400 km2, including forested area, and contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. The architecture and layout of the successive capitals bear witness to a high level of social order and ranking within the Khmer Empire.

PRE-CONFERENCE AND POST-CONFERENCE TOURS

Siem Reap is the perfect place to visit when in Cambodia, and there is so much to see and do. Other top attractions in Siem Reap are as follows:

  1. Angkor complex beyond Angkor Wat (Bayon, Neak Pean, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Preah Khan, Beng Mealea, Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom)
  2. Cultural Village Cambodia
  3. Angkor National Museum
  4. Floating Village and Navigating the Tonle Sap Lake
  5. Crocodile Farming and Its High-value Food and Non-food Products
  6. Landmine Museum
  7. Night Market (but opens day and night) 

The Conference Organizers will arrange for tours before and after the conference when there is sufficient interest. Three to four destinations usually take one day, inclusive of city tour.