CambodiaPhnom Penh


Cycling on the Silk Island1

Cycling on the Silk Island2

Cycling on the Silk Island3


  • Cycling approximately 40 kilometers around the outskirts of Phnom Penh, seeing authentic Cambodian life.
  • Exploring Koh Dach, known as “Silk Island” where locals weave silk handicrafts.
  • Visiting people on the island who generate their income from farming, and have lunch in the shade of the huts along the river.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the outskirts of Phnom Penh by crossing the Cambodia-Japanese Bridge and then continuing northwards to a small island which presents authentic Cambodian life in its simplest and most beautiful forms.

Koh Dach or “Silk Island” is located on the banks of Mekong River where you can explore the local lifestyle of Khmer villages including a pagoda, a school, and traditional silk weaving handicrafts.

Besides silk weaving, people on the island also generate their income from fruit and vegetable plantations such as beans, corn, bananas, mangos and sesame. Enjoy a local lunch shaded by huts along the river.

On the way back into town, visit another neighbor island called Koh Ouknhatey where you can observe the silk making process.