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Monastery experience in siem reap

Siem reap, Cambodia

The Experience Reviews (18)
  • Be a monk for a day in Siem Reap
  • Monastery experience Siem Reap
  • Meditation with a monk Siem reap
  • Jeroen with monk in Siem reap
  • Water blessing Siem Reap
  • Meditate in Siem Reap
  • Monastery visit Siem reap


Duration: 3.5 hours 30 minutes

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 15



  • Get a peek into the life of a monk in this monastery for a couple of hours
  • Visit the temple where the monks pray
  • Learn about the daily activities and practices of the monks
  • Participate in a short meditation
  • Experience a traditional good luck water blessing
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum number of people is 2 and maximum number of people is 6



Ever wondered about the serene orange-clad monks who walk the streets of Siem Reap?

Have you wondered about life in their sandals? What it must be like, what their vows are, how they survive not eating after 12.00 noon? Now is your chance to experience the life of a monk.

This is a magic experience, where your guide is a former monk for more than 7 years. You visit two pagodas where the monk used to work and he will share stories about his life and experience in the temple.

You will meet the head monk of the pagoda and offered a traditional water blessing. No worries, you won't get too wet, but make sure your camera is covered!

You can see the temple in operation, cooking, cleaning and find out just what it is like to live life, obeying the five major precepts of a Cambodian Buddhist Monk.

The tour continues to the second pagoda where you are introduced to the monk in charge of meditation. Here you have a chance to learn about the art, and depending on the time and schedule you can take part in a meditation session.

If there is time at the end, the trip finishes with a visit to a local market to see local life in Cambodia.

Starting time: Available from Monday to Friday departing at 8AM (return 11:30AM)

In case you are a single traveler and no other people can join the experience that day we charge 12 USD extra to be paid on location.

Meeting point: Your hotel

Price includes:

  • English-speaking local guide
  • pick-up from hotel
  • Boat
  • Drinking water

Please note, this tour goes to a temple adjacent to ancient Angkorian ruins. The cost of a temple pass ($20) is not included in the above price and the temple is not part of the tour. Should you wish to add a visit to Lolei temple, please let us know and either bring your pass with you, or we can arrange for you to buy one prior to going to the site.

More information

Meet the monks

Member since: October 2015

Jumreap sooa! We are a group of formers monks and we would love to show you what life is like in a monastery. We will take you to different Pagoda’s and tell you everything about the art and our daily activities. We will introduce you to the head monk. You can ask him any questions you might have… And if you like you can even participate in a meditation session. Hope to welcome you soon!

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Incl. service fee

$ 36.00 p.p.