SILK IS­LAND

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The clat­ter of looms rings out from be­neath the houses of Silk Is­land, known lo­cally as Koh Dach, a pas­toral idyll set about 30 min­utes from cen­tral Ph­nom Penh. Known for its com­mu­nity of weavers, many of whom sell their wares to pass­ing vis­i­tors, the bu­colic isle is full of shady tracks, river views and fruit and veg­etable patches.

Take a lo­cal ferry – along with a cross-sec­tion of Cam­bo­dian com­muters – to reach the is­land, which is best ex­plored by tuk tuk. For those who pre­fer two wheels, Grasshop­per Ad­ven­tures also runs ex­cel­lent cy­cling trips to the area.

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