Pearaing Bio-Diversity Centre Half-Day Experience

Your clients can now enjoy a half-day experience exploring rare and endangered water birds at the fantastic new Pearaing Bio-Diversity Centre in Cambodia. The center is also linked to the Chreav districts eco-community, encouraging tourists to experience authentic rural life in the Cambodian countryside. This experience presents visitors with a great opportunity to learn about Cambodia’s rich and surprising range of impressive water bird species and their habitat, with knowledgeable community guides at hand to impart their knowledge.

Starting at 7.30 am or 15.30, visitors are warmly welcomed by our local bird ranger/ guide, who gives a short introduction to the regional migration of birds. Before reaching the bio-diversity centre we stop to view various species of birds in the rice fields while enjoying the fresh Cambodian air.

The 280 hectare site is located in the floodwaters of the great Tonle Sap Lake close to Siem Reap and the charming rural village of Chreav. Despite being so close to Siem Reap, Pearaing is still not well known and it is unlikely you will see many other tourists. The shallow, calm waters are covered in water hyacinth and have an impressive concentration of Painted Stalk, Lesser Adjutant, Spot Billed Pelicans, various kinds of Kingfishers, impressive birds of prey and dozens of other species.

This is a wonderful, tranquil experience for everyone (not just birdwatchers) taking visitors off the beaten path to unveil the beautiful countryside between the lake and Siem Reap, as well as introducing visitors to Cambodia’s spectacular birdlife and eco-system of the great lake. The program also helps to support a local community and its fragile ecosystem.

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