"Into the soul of Cambodia."
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Our example Itinerary
We will visit a selection of hidden locations that no tour book will show you and find interesting architecture, urban jungle, rural locations and visit a local Cham fishing village nested on the borders of the Mekong river, and much more amazing spots in PP.
Starts from 7.15am-until 11.15am. We have lunch and then depart to Kampong Cham-Kratie by private car or minivan. In Kampong Cham we can make a short stop Arrival in Kratie in the late afternoon and dinner/overnight in Kratie town.
*Day2. After a quick breakfast we set out at 7am for watching/photograph the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins on a small motor boat in the middle of the river.
This is an amazing experience when you can actually hear the dolphins breathe and watch them swim against the fast flow of the Mekong
This is a very challenging photo assignment because the Dolphins only surface for a moment and it’s hard to predict where and when?
Get your eyes focused for that moment with your telephoto lens ready!
Afternoon hike/walk/cycle/ photography session along the Mekong river in the sleepy town of Kratie on the Mekong river. We cross the river after lunch and explore the amazing tranquil Kao Trong Island across from Kratie town in the Mekong river for some natural and local living photography and further exploration on foot and bicycle and you can enjoy a rewarding and cooling swim in the clean Mekong river or in a pool as we have a sunset drink photo session visiting a very nice bungalow resort to enjoy the sunset.
Koh Trong It's one of those semi-timeless Cambodian destinations. filled with sugar palms, paddy rice fields and plenty of pretty Khmer -style wooden houses, it's a delight to either ride or walk around the 9 kilometer circuit circling the Island.
At the southern tip of the sandy island, you'll will find a small Vietnamese pagoda and on the southwest bank a small floating village. Get in touch with nature and yourself and relax, breath, look! This is the magic of South East Asia.
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Breakfast and we spend some time in Kratie town. A little bit north of Kratie is a hilltop pagoda that offers great views over the surrounds and there is also some great mural art. This is a great landscape photo spot. After lunch we depart back to Phnom Penh by VIP private car or A/C minivan to Phnom Penh. (5 hours)(Alternative it is possible to continue your Cambodian exploration by going further up the Mekong River towards Stung Treng or head from Kratie toward north eastern Cambodian highlands of Mondulkiri and the town of Sen Monourom.)
About Michael Klinkhamer:
I started out as a portrait/sports/aerial/newspaper and magazine photographer and took on advertising and automotive (cars) for numerous magazine publications and worked for prestigious clients in and outside the studio for almost 20 years. In 2008, I gradually made the switch to publishing editorial productions of pictures and editorial writing for magazines and focused on articles about travel, interviews about art and architecture as well as exhibiting my new work of fine art photography. “
Over the last 3 years I held three photo exhibitions in Phnom Penh galleries and run an intimate phototour company in Cambodia. This Phnom Penh phototour generates a lot of good reviews and happy photographers who are getting the best out of their time and learn how to approach each photograph with the essential task to make it speak for itself, learning to do portraits of locals and training the eye for the hidden treasures we sometimes overlook. As I learnt a lot from my peers in the photography business, it is now my time to share all the experience and know how in film and digital photography with you, and keep learning as well. Photography never lies and is never finished ~~MK~2018©.