Leave the capital behind drive about 40km west of Phnom Penh to Oudong, which was the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866. On the top of the hill, there are several stupas containing the ashes of Khmer kings, including the King Ang Duong, the founder of the today capital of Phnom Penh. Continue to Kampong Chhnang, about 1 hour drive away and enjoy an afternoon of exceptional countryside experiences. Lunch is served in town at a local restaurant. The starting point of the rural exploration is Phnom San Touch, a small hill located 3km from the provincial capital. The hill is a perfect spot overlooking the beautiful paddy fields below and the Tonle Sap in the distance. Continue to explore the modern style pagoda before setting out for a casual and shorty bicycle ride through the beautiful surroundings. Use small dirt roads through endless paddy fields to the pottery making villages. “Chhnang” means pottery in Khmer and this is the place where the traditional ceramic cooking pots are made. Visit also a local home where palm wine is being produced and learn how the palm wine is collected. In the middle of the afternoon, cycle back to town and take in the beautiful scenery before returning back to Phnom Penh where you arrive late afternoon.