|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.
Its possible to retreat to the monastery by the Mekong for a period of reflection and stay in relative comfort!
|Roka Kandal lodge||