Silk Island Tours

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Known by locals as Koh Dach, Silk Island sits upstream on the Mekong near Phnom Penh and offers travelers to Cambodia’s capital city a quick escape from the urban landscape into a village that feels worlds away.

The rural community of Silk Island is comprised of dozens of local artisans—well-trained silk masters who hand weave some of the most glamorous fabrics from one of the nation’s most prized resources. Visitors say that the residents who carry on this age-old craft are kind and inviting, offering a warm contrast to the hustle of city streets. Silk Island offers travelers the perfect opportunity to step back in time, see artisans at work, learn more about the silk trade and collect some handmade crafts before heading back to the mainland. 

Practical Info

Half-day tours to this tiny island are easy to find along the Sisowath Quay near Street 136. The hour-long boat ride up the Mekong is scenic and typically costs between $10 and $15 each way. 
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Address: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Admission: Price of a ferry ride
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Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

Escape the city for a scenic 4-hour cruise to the Silk Island from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail past the floating villages and fishing farms of the Mekong River, as you sip cocktails and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch (included) on-board. After docking on the island, get a taste of local life as you visit the temples, silk plantations and villages, then learn about the island’s silk production as you tour a silk farm.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$24.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Take a trip into the Cambodian countryside and along the Mekong River on this half-day, small-group tour from Phnom Penh. Travel out of the city by tuk-tuk, and then cross the river to Mekong Island. You’ll travel back to Phnom Penh on a sunset cruise along the Mekong, where the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Cruise to Silk Island and Village Tour from Phnom Penh

Enjoy a quiet retreat from the city on this private 6-hour tour from Phnom Penh to Koh Dach, a tiny island marooned on the Mekong River. After a scenic 1.5-hour ferry cruise, get a taste of island life as you meet with monks at the Wat Chung Koh temple and tuck into a typical Khmer lunch (included). Finally, discover the island’s famous hand-loomed silks and visit the artisan workshops to try your hand at spinning silk.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$108.75 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$108.75 USD

Private Koh Dach Bike Tour from Phnom Penh

Explore the little-visited island of Koh Dach, famed for its hand-loomed silks, on this private 4.5-hour bike tour from Phnom Penh. Cycle along the Tonle Sap River, cross the Mekong River by ferry and pedal your way around the picturesque island. Experience island life as you enjoy a demonstration of traditional silk-making, meet with the monks at the Wat Chung Koh temple, then tuck into a picnic lunch (included) of typical Cambodian cuisine.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$100.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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