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With a lengthy coastline on the Gulf of Thailand, it is hardly surprising to discover that Cambodia offers some good diving opportunities off its shores. Sihanoukville is the dive capital of Cambodia and the base for daily dives off nearby islands. However, the best diving is found further a field around the island of Koh Tang, at sites called Poulo Wai and Condor Reef. Live aboard trips of three days and two nights are possible out here and as well as copious marine life, there are also some ancient wrecks. Diving extensions can be added to any of our Cambodia trips for those who want some underwater action. We only work with PADI-accredited dive instructors to ensure maximum safety.
It used to be only the brave that cycled in Cambodia due to the atrocious condition of the roads, but increasing numbers of touring cyclists are pedaling through the country. We can prepare a range of tailor-made cycling tours throughout Cambodia, complete with support vehicles for those long, tough days in the saddle. Angkor is very popular for cycling and a bicycle is perhaps the most rewarding way to take in the temples. The South Coast offers some wonderful opportunities for cruising through beautiful scenery and the road conditions are reasonable. For those who want a mountain bike adventure, we can arrange trips to Mondulkiri, a land of rolling hills in the remote north-east of the country.
With so many rivers and lakes across Cambodia, canoeing is taking off as an adventure activity. The mighty rivers of Ratanakiri, the San, the Srepok and Kong, all offer huge potential for fabulous scenery and access to remote minority villages of the north-east. In the south, there is the whitewater possibility of following the Tek Chhouu river from Bokor back down to the town of Kampot 1000m below. This is a wet season only trip for thrill seekers. Other exciting options for canoeing include the floating villages of the Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap and the Siem Reap river which runs through the Angkor complex.
Golf is taking off in Cambodia, with two major courses around Phnom Penh offering international standards. Cambodia Golf & Country Club and Royal Golf Club are both located just a short drive from Phnom Penh down National Highway 4. There are also driving ranges in the capital so it is quite easy to practice your swing while passing through Cambodia
Cambodia's cooking
Cambodian cuisine is every bit the equal of other regional culinary powers such as Thailand and Vietnam. It is one of the great secrets of world cooking waiting to be discovered. Ironically, many will have tasted Khmer food in their home countries without realizing it, as a number of dishes that turn up in Thai or Vietnamese restaurants originate in Cambodia. No doubt, as the profile of Cambodia continues to rise, more Khmer restaurants will open around the world. For those that want the chance to learn more about the dishes they are eating, Hanuman offers a variety of cooking classes in Sihanoukville to take the taste home...
Introductory Cooking Class
This is a quick demonstration of the art of Khmer cooking. Guests can join in with the preparation and cooking of a number of popular dishes. And once the class is over, everyone gets to feast on the banquet.
Half Day Cooking Class
Supervised by a Khmer chef, this class brings visitors closer to the flavors of Cambodia. We start with a trip to the local market to purchase some produce. We then move on to the preparation stage, and learn some secrets that belong to the Cambodian kitchen. Then we begin cooking and adding the subtle herbs and spices in the right order that gives Cambodian cuisine its unique aroma.
Full Day Cooking Class
This class offers a fuller menu than the half day course, allowing visitors to get to grips with several of Cambodia's most popular dishes. We have a full day of purchasing and preparation before we settle down to a feast by night. All full day chefs are given a small souvenir recipe book so they can impress friends back home with the tastes of Cambodia.
Meal with a Local family
For those that don't feel like cooking on holiday, but want to try something a little different from the restaurant experience, Hanuman offers the chance to enjoy dinner with a local family.
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