A peaceful excursion
What we say:
Located about one-hour north of Siem Reap near Banteay Srey, you'll find the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) .
It is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, conservation, research and education centre that takes in injured and endangered animals, and trains locals to take care of them. It might cost you a bit to get up there, but once you arrive, there's a free guided tour every day at 13:00.
The refuge includes a range of Cambodian wildlife, including birds, gibbons, langurs, pangolins, civet cats, leopard cats, wild boar, porcupines and a pig-tailed macaque.
If birds are your thing, then the Sam Veasna Centre organises tours to top birding sites all over Cambodia, including Prek Toal, and neighbouring Preah Vihear province, home to the critically endangered giant ibis.
Supported by the ACCB, the Angkor Butterfly Centre is a lovely diversion on the road back from Banteay Srey or the Landmine Museum. An exquisite tropical garden is enclosed with netting to provide a home for hundreds and hundreds of magnificent moths and butterflies.
A photographer's delight, that is also bound to be a hit with kids and anyone who appreciates nature's beauty.
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11th April, 2013
Thanks for adding the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity onto your website. Much appreciated.
I am the Deputy project Manager here and I just wanted to amend a few details to avoid confusion.
The daily guided tour is indeed at 1pm everyday except Sunday (even the animals need one rest day!). Special 9am tours can be arranged for groups of 5 people plus. The our is actually not exactly free. We do request a minimum of $3 per visitor, this money goes directly back into our education programme which supports the local communities.
Please feel free to contact me for more details:
Hope to see you here soon!
Wildlife watching reviewed by ACCB (1)
Written on 11th April, 2013, rated Visited here in November, 1999
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