Wat Roka Kandal

Wat Roka Kandal in Kratie is a preserved pagoda dating from the 18th or early 19th century located next to the Mekong in Kratie.

With its traditional decorations on a wooden construction it is the only preserved pagoda of this type in Cambodia. The preservation work was undertaken by the CCC and funded by Koblenz Chamber of Trade & Crafts in Germany.

The Pagoda and its surrounding area is used as a handicraft, cultural and tourism centre. It also offers accommodation in traditional rural houses. These houses are constructed as part of a CCC project to develop the architecture in rural Cambodia along eco-friendly lines. For instance all the houses are constructed of bamboo, rattan and palm leaf.

It’s possible to retreat to the monastery by the Mekong for a period of reflection and stay in relative comfort!

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Roka Kandal lodge


Wicker workers

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