Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity

Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity

Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity
4.5
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) is the first nature conservation centre in Cambodia. The ACCB contributes to the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in Cambodia through wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release, conservation breeding, environmental education and conservation research. Join us for a pre-booked guided tour of the conservation centre at 9:00 am or 1:30 pm daily, or alternatively contact us to hear more about private tour options. This is the only way to visit the ACCB as we are normally closed to the public. Tour lasts about 2 hours and requires a minimum donation of $5 USD. Please pre-book your tour, and arrive a few minutes early. Late-comers, unfortunately, cannot be accommodated.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • angelyss
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best guided tour of our trip
    Our guide Sophal was wonderfully knowledgeable and maintained his cheerfulness despite the scorching heat. The animals looked healthy and well cared for, with all their needs met and then some. Very impressed with the entire experience and the conservation efforts the centre participates in.
    Hello and thank you very much for supporting our conservation and outreach efforts by visiting our centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your guided tour by Sophal and learned more about Cambodia's wildlife, our conservation efforts, and the animals at our species conservation centre.
    Written May 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 8, 2023
  • AusFamily123
    Sydney, Australia250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptionally well run facility and knowledgeable guides
    We just took our three teenage children here and did the 9am tour. Highly recommend doing 9am as it’s cooler than the 130pm one. The animals have all been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, or people who kept them as pets, or people who surrendered them to monks. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. They do outreach education programs to to educate the population about the wildlife trade and how bad it is to keep these animals as pets. There are many different animals here and the enclosures are all incredibly clean and the animals well looked after. Highly recommend a visit. Right beside Kbal Spean waterfall temple so we had a lovely walk and swim there afterwards.
    Hello AusFamily, thank you for supporting our conservation work by visiting us and leaving this review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to our conservation centre. A lot of the animals seen during your guided tour are indeed rescued from the illegal trade and unfortunately unsuitable to return to the wild. Many of the turtles are bred as part of our conservation breeding and assurance colonies for the species aiming to return them to their natural habitat in the future. We appreciate you noticing and commenting on our high standards of care for the animals we look after.
    Written July 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Beth L
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ACCB well worth a visit
    ACCB is a very interesting place. You have to book a tour which we did and got a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. They have some small mammals, apes, reptiles and birds. It's not a zoo as many of the animals are released if possible. The guide told us about each animal and their story. Some of the released animals actually come back to visit and we were lucky enough to see an eagle visit. A trip to the ACCB is well worth the journey out from Siem Reap and can be tied in with the walk to Kbal Spean. We didn't do the walk because we didn't have a temple pass. Although the road was a bit bumpy we enjoyed the tuk tuk journey, watching Cambodian life go by. We also stopped at BBC butterfly farm on the way back.
    Greetings from ACCB Thank you for supporting our conservation efforts by choosing to visit ACCB, and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your kind words and are overjoyed to hear that you had a great time at our conservation centre. It's wonderful to know that we were able to make a positive impact during your visit. Many of the animals you saw during your guided tour were actually rescued from the illegal trade, and while it is unfortunate that we cannot release all of them, we are thrilled that you had the opportunity to encounter the recently released crested serpent eagle. Your feedback is incredibly important to us as we continuously strive to offer the best possible service to all of our guests. We would be delighted to welcome you back to ACCB in the future. Warm regards, Christel
    Written January 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Frank H
    Amersfoort, The Netherlands21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Well worth a visit. Very nice tour around the conservation center. Very nice to see and hear of the great work the center is doing. The guide was nice and could explain well what we were seeing.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our conservation center. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated the tour and found it informative. Our team is passionate about the work we do, and it means a lot to us to hear that our conservation efforts are valued. We will surely pass along your compliments to our guide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
    Written February 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
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Monty46
Hong Kong, China24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Fantastic place to learn about Cambodia's diverse wildlife and the efforts to conserve and protect the different species for the future. It's about one hour from central Siem Reap and definitely one of the best wildlife experiences I have experienced in Cambodia. If you're interested in nature/ wildlife, it's a must during your visit to Cambodia!
Written November 7, 2022
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Thank you for supporting our conservation and education efforts by visiting our centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, your kind words of support mean a lot to us.
Written November 11, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simone
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
ACCB was on my Siem Reap bucket list given they are a member of the Collective for Good. You know they act ethically.

I had a great visit there today learning a lot about the rescue efforts from animal poaching and illegal trade in Cambodia. It is a serene place and the animals and birds truly look happy that they are in a safe place. This is such an important cause which I'm happy to support and everyone should check it out.

This is truly a great place Christel and team!
Written November 30, 2022
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Hi SimbaSydney, thank you very much for your review, the recommendation and for supporting our conservation and education efforts by visiting our centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and learned more about the impact of the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia. Your kind words of support mean a lot to us, and I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.
Written December 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

angelyss
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Our guide Sophal was wonderfully knowledgeable and maintained his cheerfulness despite the scorching heat. The animals looked healthy and well cared for, with all their needs met and then some. Very impressed with the entire experience and the conservation efforts the centre participates in.
Written May 8, 2023
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Hello and thank you very much for supporting our conservation and outreach efforts by visiting our centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your guided tour by Sophal and learned more about Cambodia's wildlife, our conservation efforts, and the animals at our species conservation centre.
Written May 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katy M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
What an amazing experience! So great to see the work being done here to care for and help endangered animals whilst housing them in large enclosures as close to nature as possible! Our guide Sophal was so Informative and told us so much about the species housed here, this is a great experience you must do! Support the work being done here!
Written February 7, 2023
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Hello and thank you very much for supporting our conservation and outreach efforts by visiting our centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit by Sophal and learned more about Cambodia's wildlife and the animals at our species conservation centre.
Written February 21, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claudia B
Viareggio, Italy8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
this place is absolutely fantastic, a paradise where they help poached animals to have a second life and when possible they are released into the wild. the knowledgeable and passionate guide accompanied us on this journey. I recommend the visit if you pass by siem reap.
Written August 4, 2022
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Thank you for supporting our conservation and education efforts by visiting our conservation centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written August 23, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

May F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great place and friendly staff. We got a tour of the place with lots of information on the different animals as well as why they ended up in the center. The enclosures didn‘t seem to small and well kept. Most of the monkeys are living in small areas of forest where they can swing from branch to branch and get some privacy. Only some have to stay in cages due to injuries or other reasons. All in all it seemed like a great place worth supporting.
Written January 23, 2023
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Hello and thank you very much for your review and for supporting our conservation and outreach efforts by visiting our centre. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and learned more about Cambodia's wildlife and the animals at our species conservation centre.
Written January 24, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frank H
Amersfoort, The Netherlands21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Very nice tour around the conservation center. Very nice to see and hear of the great work the center is doing. The guide was nice and could explain well what we were seeing.
Written January 28, 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our conservation center. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated the tour and found it informative. Our team is passionate about the work we do, and it means a lot to us to hear that our conservation efforts are valued. We will surely pass along your compliments to our guide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written February 2, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

findagoodcoffee
Sydney33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We never got to visit here but the 2 hour tuk-tuk trip to get there. It was a Sunday and we got there in time for the 1pm tour however sign on the gate saying 'closed today'. We were told that it was not very busy at the moment so it was decided not to open.... Long way out but wanted to write a review so people don't do what we did.
Written July 30, 2014
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We are very sorry you missed the opportunity to explore ACCB with one of our guides. Unfortunately we are always closed to the public on Sundays. We currently have 2 tour times available, 9AM and 1PM, and these are only available Monday-Saturday. We also encourage everyone to give us a call ahead of time to book your spot and assure we are open. Hopefully you can visit us next time!
Written August 2, 2014
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ozmaclassie
London, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
This is just beside Banteay Srey/ Kbal Spean and the tour is at 1pm so it was a great break to do something different after a morning at the temples. The tour lasted about 1hr 30 mins and was very informative but not boring. The animals all seem really happy, with good enclosures. Far from your usual Asian animal experience and as an anima lover it was really good to hear about their great conservation work in the area.

They are doing an amazing job and thought the minimum donation was very cheap for what you get.
Written June 25, 2013
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JoeKav123
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
Can a tuk tuk make it up the hill to ACCB ? A lot of tours say they cannot go up the hill ..........
Written August 8, 2014
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