SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT & REDUCING PLASTIC
Besides making money, we at Bloomgarden want to assist in taking care of our planet – leaving it a better place than how we found it.
We consider the need for sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation an urgent challenge. That’s why we are passionate about our first e-bikes. With our e-bikes we combine the needs for efficient transportation with an environmentally friendly and sustainable development.
Our new e-bikes help meet the need for climate-friendly transport and reduce traffic challenges in the Angkor heritage areas. We believe the e-bikes offer an important alternative to traditional modes of transportation in a world that is trying to come up with viable solutions to climate change, resource scarcity, population growth and rising urbanization.
Our next step/challenge is to realize a more sustainable environment without plastic @Bloomgarden. In July we start, in cooperation with ‘Plastic Free Cambodia’ and ‘’Refill…..don’t Landfill’, a project with Refill-bottles for our guests.
Buy a bottle and with that ‘Bloom bottle’ your ‘refill’ drinking water is for free! In and around Siem Reap and the Angkor heritage are many FREE refill stations.
How we contribute
- Shopping at the Central Market
The Central Market or New Market has a central location in Phnom Penh. It’s the largest market and half covered. The inside is dominated by jewel stands, but you can also find everything else on this market.
- Shopping at the Russian Market
The Russian Market started as a market for foreigner’s. This market is not placed in a building and is smaller and darker than the Central
Market. The centre is dominated by dining stands.1
- Visiting Choeung Ek, killing fields
$5 entrance fee
This is one of the largest and best known killing field in Cambodia. Now a days, this area contains groups of mass graves, killing area and a memorial stupa. It takes a 40-50 minute drive with tuk-tuk from the center of Phnom Penh. Take the audio tour and walk along this horrible, but impressive place.
- Visiting Tuol Sleng S 21, prison
$2 entrance fee, $5 renting a video
This prison, located in de center of Phnom Penh, was the last stop of many people who were killed at Choeung Ek. The terrain is divided in different buildings, each have their own story. There is not much available information, but the many portrait pictures and remaining single cells give a good impression.
- Kayaking on the river
$12 per person, $3 guide
Across Battambang lies the Sangkae river. This river end in the Tonle Sap river. When you go kayaking, you start a few kilometers out of the city and you follow the flow of the river. It will take you 2,5 / 3 hours to peddle to the end in the center of the city. There you’ll have a pick up to your guesthouse.
- Visiting the Bamboo Train
$5 per person
The bamboo train is a popular activity for tourists in Battambang and this is noticeable. The one way rail is only used for the bamboo trains with tourists. While watching, your machinist build your train up from two axles, an outboard and a bamboo mat. When a oncoming train is coming, one of the two needs to get off the rail, dismantle his train and then rebuild it.