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Koh Dach (Silk Island)

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Just a short bike, boat or moto ride away from the hurly-burley of Phnom Penh, Koh Dach (often referred to as Silk Island) offers a peaceful, pastoral respite, and the chance to pick up some choice silks and cottons.

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Sitting in the powering waters of the Mekong Delta, we’re actually talking about two islands here—the larger Koh Dach to the north and, just across a narrow (though bridged) body of water to the southeast, Koh Oknha Tei—when we refer to “Silk Island” we are referring to Koh Oknha Tei. While both islands are home to silk production and weaving, Koh Oknha Tei is where you are most likely to be taken on a tour or tuk tuk. Why? Because there is a one–stop–shop set up there which includes a good and informative tour. The northern tip of Koh Dach is also home to Koh Dach beach, a sala and beach relaxation spot not dissimilar to Kien Svay to the southeast of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,200 words.)

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