Travel to the Roluos group of temples to visit Lolei and Preah Ko temples, both with impressive plasterwork. Several local craft initiatives are located in the Preah Ko area, including the Little Angels Khmer Art Leather Carving; Stone and Wood Carving workshop; silk and cotton weaving at Khmer Group Art of Weaving; and the Prolung Khmer Pottery and Weaving Training Centre, where it is possible to do a pottery class or order an original design. Finish here with a visit the impressive 9th century pyramid temple of Prasat Bakong.
After lunch, travel to the remarkable stilted village of Kompong Pluk on the Tonle Sap Lake, where the houses have been nicknamed ‘bamboo skyscrapers’. After exploring the village by boat experience a paddle boat ride into the vast flooded forest. Overnight in a homestay or, for more comfort, there is the Angkor Rural Boutique Resort.
On the second day, take a village walk around the vegetable farms of Kork Srok to learn more about local life. Venture further north to visit Lo Yu-Yu Ceramics Center and Krama Yu-Yu. Then continue to Trav Kod Lake, a popular picnic spot. Enjoy some free time swimming here and sample a local lunch. Later visit the atmospheric hilltop temple of Chau Srei Vibol with the option of sunset over the rice fields.