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SMILE Restaurant - Kampong Cham

Posted by arthur_dent on 16/1/2010 at 08:57

SMILE Restaurant
Smile is run by the local NGO ‘BSDA’ as a training restaurant for former street children, orphans and vulnerable youth, serving tasty Khmer and western dishes. Food’s really nice and healthy - and don’t forget to try the delicious and refreshing fruit shakes...
There is a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant, with a few sofas having direct few on the Mekong in front of it. If you’re around with your laptop, it’s also the only place in town offering free wireless.
Looking for a nice place to eat and enjoy your time, this might just be it. Prices are reasonable with food between 2 ½ -5 dollars – and you’re helping a good cause.

Riverside Kampong Cham, just north of Mekong Hotel
Tel.: (+855) 42 69 00 605, Website: www.bsda-cambodia.org
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Smile by night:
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Map to Smile:
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There is another project in an ancient temple called Wat Nokor, 2km out of the city. The Buddhist NGO organized a traditional dancing training (Apsara dance) there for the same target group as mentioned above. There are daily open air rehearsals from 5 to 6pm, where you are always welcome to join in. (Don’t miss the beautiful sunset through the ruins of the temple.)

Dancing performance 1:
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Dancing performance 2:
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Dancing performance 3:
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Wat Nokor:
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