Khmer Pottery Village Residency - Short Stay

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  • Regular price $150.00


Be part of a unique and life-changing experience.  Enjoy the warm family and community-oriented environment provided by the Cambodian people and their expert potters.

Windmill Pottery is offering a unique experience with traditional Khmer Potters in Cambodia. We offer tourists from around the globe (no pottery experience required) the opportunity of living and working with Khmer potters using their traditional methods as part of a village stay in Andong Reussey.  The village is the last centre of traditionally made Khmer pottery and is located at the foot of Phnom Krang Dei Meas, a mountain from which many source their clay.  Located halfway between Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat, the area is noted, not only for its pottery, but also the Floating Village on the Tonle Sap River and the Bamboo Village.

We aim to facilitate social and cultural interaction between our clients and the Cambodian people through a traditional approach to clay pot making.  In this residency, you will not be just an observer. You will learn the Khmer way of creating pottery and share an inside view of your hosts' lives; discovering the aspects of life that mean most to the Khmers; their loves, joys, and imperatives. 

Cambodian pottery in this environment is utilitarian and functional, while still being crafted decoratively, and for centuries was an essential part of trade between the country and its neighbours.

The cost quoted include accommodation in the Garden Guesthouse at highly competitive prices while our own guesthouse is being constructed in the village. 

Single, twin share or Double will be available for 

$75AUD/per night/person

MINIMUM STAY - 2 NIGHTS

Includes

  • Breakfast (Western or Khmer)

(All other meals will be available in western or Khmer cuisine at local prices) 
  • Lessons in Khmer pottery techniques

  • Local Tours  

Conditions & Experiences (depending on length of stay):

  • Minimum stay, two nights + one day free group tours and travel
  • Tuk Tuk service available 
  • Residency in a tranquil guesthouse environment
  • Breakfast included (choice of Western or Khmer cuisine)
  • 2 hours/day tuition under the guidance of traditional Khmer potters
  • Experience or build a traditional firing pyre (season depending)
  • Learn how to knead, throw & purl clay the Khmer way
  • Get a guided tour to the clay diggings and enjoy preparing freshly dug clay 
  • Visit ancient ruins and the famous bamboo weavers of Kampong Chhnang
  • Watch a treadle Potter’s wheel construction
  • Shop at the Kampong Chhnang night market
  • Tour village potters at work; visit a Buddhist temple & monastery and enjoy the scenic views from the top of Phnom Krang Dey Meas mountain.
  • Enjoy evening meals in a Cambodian thatched spindle (shelter) with lessons in Khmer language
  • Attend traditional ceremonies and chat with the locals using our interpreter services
 Contact Us                                                                                                     
Our Cambodian office numbers are:                                           +855 99 743 283 (English)/+855 61 400 321 (Khmer)
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