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Backstreet Academy

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Explore Khmer culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - learn Cambodian martial arts, cook insects or spend an evening with a local fisherman on the Mekong, the backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and...more
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Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
+855 70 948 284
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Despite the fact that the experience was a bit under our expectation, my friends and I had a great time at the pottery class The host and instructor are very patient, friendly and helpful. The experience could have been greater and more memorable if what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank siekhuoy
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Our two boys aged 9 and 11 made cross bows with a local hunter. Although they needed a bit of help they loved doing this. This is a great activity for all ages and really recommend it. We had a lovely translator to help them...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathyMaling
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Loved the experience, and LOVED the food, and Chef Nara is just a great teacher. The market visit, although brief, gave us at least one thing we had not seen before (preparing coconut milk!) and the actual cooking lesson was very enjoyable indeed.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue_Esterman
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I did both these courses and it was fun. The classes are usually in the 'backstreets' so you get to see non-touristy places. Both courses were fun and informative, the teachers really great and the translator, Kannon, was very professional, very dedicated and with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LizG2334
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with Cef Nara and the tour through the local market first as we gathered our ingredients. Everything was fresh andinteresting and the three courses we made for lunch were tasty and authentic (banana blossom salad and green mango salad,...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CrawfyNZ
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

My adult son and I went to the backstreet academy pottery classes. We had a great time! The artist/instructor was very knowledgeable! A good teacher! We got individual attention. Very friendly! We enjoyed our time there. He really wanted our project to look good, and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pinkribboncakescos
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Disclaimer: I am friends with founder Thao. Thao has organised workshops in my cafe and we have done small day trips together, she does a great job, always positive, organised, happy, helpful and thoughtful. I'm always happy to meet her and help her groups. I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kevinfrancis03
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This trek was excellent, I can not praise it enough. It was a great day. I did the 6 hour trek with a group of 9 girls whom I was already doing a tour, you do need a minimum of 5 people to do this...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ash289
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Learnt more about the culture in a city from the locals. Great experience. Support and instructions from Backstreet Academy were good.

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Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Xuezhen
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Great street food tour addressing many different locations throughout phnom penh. Nara is a friendly, energetic guide who speaks English very well. And he works as a chef and hosts cooking classes so he knows all about the different dishes. His tours are pretty flexible,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tom D
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Aurika B
22 February 2018|
Response from originalmowa | Property representative |
Hi, the 'Fishing on the Mekong with a Local Fisherman' is 4hours in duration and costs $30 per person. However, there is a minimum booking of 2 person. If you're a solo traveller, there is a provision to book with a... More
16 March 2015|
Response from originalmowa | Property representative |
Hi Liza, greetings from Backstreet Academy! :) You can visit our website's Phnom Penh page by simply selecting it from the menu on the homepage. You can select from over 30 different culturally rich workshops once you are... More
28 January 2015|
Response from originalmowa | Property representative |
Hi, you can simply book the fishing experience through our website and we will send you a confirmation within an hour. Once you receive the confirmation and make the payment online, we will send you the pick up location... More