THE INDOCHINEEX BLOG

Prek Toal on finfoot

Prek Toal on finfoot The incredibly rare milky adjutant lived in Prek Toal and it was my mission to save it even before I got to Cambodia and realized there isn’t a milky adjutant it’s a Milky Stork and a Greater Adjutant. Undeterred enthusiasm intact, Prek Toal was...

Route 66 An Angkorian Adventure

Route 66 - An Angkorian Adventure This is the story of a family’s adventures along an ancient Angkorian Highway in search of temples hidden in the forest. A thousand years ago a canal was dug to ferry the giant blocks of stone that were used to build the temples of...

Puok River Recce

Puok River (that wasn’t) Recce ‘To boldly go where most sane Khmer’s don’t.’ We knew the launch point beside the Angkor Crau Bridge though Sokun (tuktuk driver and Indochineex adventure guide) found it immensely funny that we hadn’t a clue where we were going. Nick...

A Night on Kulen Mountain

A Kulen Mountain Adventure Our quest was to seek out the Silver Langur in the forests of Kulen Mountain and whatever other wildlife came our way. ‘Nick I’ve been to Corbett, Kana and Tadoba in India. The Serengeti, The Okavango, etc in Africa, but I don’t expect...

Ngin and Nicola’s Saturday Morning Temple Hunting Adventure

Ngin and Nicola’s Temple Hunting Saturday Morning Adventure      An essential Large Little Red Fox latte while Loklak snapped at a French lady then into Panya’s tuktuk for the ride to Phnom Bok. Panya had the unnecessary ability to find every pothole on the admittedly...

Buntha and Nick’s Saturday Morning Kayaking Adventure

A million miles from the dusty city center and the tour buses jamming the road to Angkor lies the ancient lake of Boeung Ta Neue. Our mission that morning was to discover if this was a kayaking adventure or just a paddle on a large pond. Lake Ta Neue The lake lies at...

Temple Hunting Around Angkor

Temple Hunting in The Angkor Countryside The countryside surrounding Angkor is one of paddy fields and sugar palms. Dotted with small villages of traditional wooden houses built on stilts surrounded by fruit trees. Trapaeng or pools, vast ancient baray or reservoirs...

Prek Toal by Way of Phnom Kraum

All adventures start with an extra hot latte crafted by Mex at the Little Red Fox Coffee Shop and the morning crew; Jady - temple water management and Darryl the Angkorian historian. Feathercraft kayak on top of Dy’s electric blue Highlander, Solar kayaks, Lors,...

In Search of a White Elephant

In Search of a White Elephant Our quest for the day was to find Boeung P’Rieng, a lake amidst flooded forests on the edge of The Great Tonle Sap that is subsumed when the back flow begins and the water levels in the lake rise. Previous attempts had started in much the...

An Angkorian Paddle

Background The rise and fall of the Angkorian Empire, which lasted 500 years from the 9th to 14th century, was centered in what is now Siem Reap Province, around its greatest monument Angkor Wat. A population of a million in an area of 1000 km2 serviced the empire and...

New Khmer Architecture

NEW KHMER ARCHITECTURE Architecture was part of a new exuberant and modernistic Khmer movement encouraged by King Sihanouk and expressed in music, dance, film and architecture, not seen in neighboring parts of Indochina when Cambodia gained independence in 1953. The...

The Stone Cities of Cambodia

THE STONE CITIES OF CAMBODIA Banteay Chma We cheated. We had a helicopter. It would have taken the late nineteenth century French explorers years to hack through the jungles of Cambodia to alight on the lost Atlantis (plural) that we’d planned for our guests that...

The Road to Nowhere

A Race to the Middle of Nowhere – The Scramble for Kulen with apologies to Thomas Packenham (The Scramble for Africa*) We were about a thousand years too late but then it wasn’t for the first time, the Angkorians had been here before. And anyway the British, French,...

Dry Season Temple Hunting Safari

The Dry Season Temple Hunting Jeep Safari We travel in reverse chronological order starting with 2 temples from the Bayon period. The Buddhist king Jayavarman VII (or JVII for short) crammed into his thirty year rule the largest building program ever undertaken during...

The Adventures of BeTreed

A BeTreed Blog or The Adventures of BeTreed BeTreed by myself in January 2017 (A BeTreed Adventure; https://indochineex.com/blog/a-betreed-adventure), Then the Phnom Tnaut hike with Buntha and the boys. Hiking in the hills along snake trails and dodging trees while...

The Churning of The Sea of Milk

The Churning of The Sea of Milk The bas-reliefs on the walls of Angkor Wat are perhaps the pinnacle of Khmer Art. The carvings 2 meters high, stretch for a staggering 600 meters around the temple and depict scenes from the great Hindu stories, including the...

An Angkorian Paddle

Background The rise and fall of the Angkorian Empire, which lasted nearly 600 years from the 9thto the 14th century, was centered in what is now Siem Reap Province, around its greatest religious monument Angkor Wat. The metropolis of Angkor comprising nearly a million...

INDOCHINE:

Indochine was the French name for the forested regions between India and China. The largest herds of deer and wild cattle outside Africa roamed with tigers and leopards in hot pursuit and elephants migrating with the rain.

The dripping jungle was home to exotic hornbills, all manner of monkeys, of course snakes….

And hidden deep in the forest was the remnants of one of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen, the Angkorian Empire.

This heady mix creates an intoxicating tale of romanticism, mystery, excitement, danger and the exotic that begs exploration.

This is the essence of Indochine Exploration Adventures.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close