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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Koh Dach, more commonly known as Silk Island, is an island in Phnom Penh sitting at the confluence of the Tonle River and the Mekong. Apart from agriculture, the main enterprise on the island is silk weaving, which is done at both a factory and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed January 8, 2019

This is also called the Silk Island. One need to get a tuk-tuk to get there. You cross the Tonle Sap over a bridge and then cross the Mekong River with a ferry. The island have small villages. I think most people on the island...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank madeleinbooth
Reviewed January 5, 2019

This was my favourite experience in Phnom Penh so far. Savannary, our guide was friendly and fun, The bikes were good quality and in good condition. The tour of the family silk farm and weaving business was interesting and the woven silk beautiful. And the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

A trip to Koh Dach Island is about 1 hour each way from PP Central, including a ferry crossing. It is possible to go by a private car, tuk tuk or a bicycle. Unlike many artisan villages, this one is still pretty much a home...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank EverWonderer
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Cross the Tonle Sap river and took a ferry across the Mekong River. Suggest to take a bicycle (if you can bear cycling under the hot sun) or a tuk-tuk from Phnom Penh. First visit should be the village on the island. You can see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DeenHanafi
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Everything went well until we saw the animals in super tiny cages, no water and nothing that resembles their natural habitat. Just a concrete floor and a fence. It ruined the whole experience for us. It's not a zoo so there's no reason to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ElizabethS3337
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We just ride to the river, where our tuk tuk and us sailed to the other side , Koh Dach or Silk Island. Nice and peaceful place. Visited silk island for 1 dollar with a free guide in. Excellent guide and knowledge. We spent more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed May 28, 2018

A good fun boat trip and visit to see the silk making process...very enjoyable and relaxing...includes a trip around the island...quite pretty and very quiet...the silk making process is explained by a guide...quite interesting...the journey along the river is well worth the experience...many lovely residences...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank spudnikfalcon
Reviewed April 19, 2018

I did an excursion by tuk tuk (remork moto) hired outside my hotel on the day. We departed at 8:30am and returned around midday. I was glad I went in the morning, as the day was getting quite hot by the time we returned to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed March 11, 2018

It is clearly a place only to show the traditional craftsmanship to the tourists. Nobody does anything with silk when the tourists are gone. Overprices silk scarves that are not weaved at the same place. I expected something more real and was disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2018
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JazminAli
August 29, 2017|
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Response from buzytraveller2013 | Reviewed this property |
Be careful. when you cross with the boat there are some people who invite you to visit their shop. They sell mostly mercericed cotton scarfs. Of course cheaper then the silk ones on the farm. About USD 20.00 seems to be... More
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choo o
April 1, 2015|
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Response from Mags | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we can't help. We took a Tuk Tuk from our hotel to the island. Sure if you ask where you are staying they will be able to help you. Good luck!
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