What to do in Cambodia
Golf is a relatively new pastime in Cambodia, but it is developing fast. There are only four courses in the country right now, but four more courses are expected to be completed by 2011.
Most Cambodians know little or nothing about golf. So far, only foreigners and the upper echelon f Cambodian society can afford to play. Ordinary Cambodians are more concerned with making ends meet than learning about a foreign sport. This cultural and economic gap means that the new courses are still wide open to foreign visitors.
Chi Phat, a small village on the Preak Piphot River, is a former hotspot of poaching and illegal logging, now it is a hub of environmentally-friendly adventure activities.
Developed by Community Based Ecotourism (CBET), these projects aim to provide villagers with economically and ecologically sustainable income opportunities from tourism and help them protect the biodiversity and natural resources of their region against illegal logging, wildlife poaching, and land encroachment, while providing tourists with a unique green adventure in some rarely visited rural villages in the Southern Cardamoms.
Cycling in Cambodia is for the more adventurous traveller, but if you're an experienced cyclist you'll discover the real Cambodia. Most of Cambodia is quite flat and recently many roads have been upgraded, so road conditions have improved considerably.
Of course you'll still come across bumpy roads in the countryside, but isn't that part of the fun? Cycling in Cambodia should only be done during the dry season, from November until March, when the temperatures are not too high.
When cycling just after the end of the rainy season, the country is lush and green.