Silk island

Located in the Mekong River located about 1-hour boat ride from Phnom Penh. See page 15 for scheduled and charter boats.

For those with14389009_566210780247168_1575992353_n an interest in Cambodian silks and silk weaving, set aside a half-day for a boat trip to a rural weaving village on Koh Dach (aka ‘Silk Weaving Island,’) a nearby island up the Mekong River. The weaving village is a typical rural Cambodian village, dedicated almost entirely to silk weaving – people operating hand looms under most of the houses, others dying and spinning silk on spinning wheels made of bicycle parts. The area does not receive a lot of tourists. Wander the village to observe the activities, and expect silk sellers to try to hawk their wares.

Arrange a visit through your guesthouse, travel agent or see tour/boat operators. Our offers regularly scheduled daily tours to the islands. If you want to do it yourself boats can be chartered for around $20/hour and take about 2 hours round trip plus the time you want to spend there. The boat may stop at ‘Mekong Island’ and some other weaving houses along the way. Make sure that the boat operator understands that you want to go all the way to the silk village on Koh Dach.