Cambodia is child friendly, and a large number of parents are making the journey here with their children, and thoroughly enjoying it too. It is a lot cheaper than Disneyworld, that is for sure, and there really is plenty to keep kids entertained. One of the fun things to do in Siem Reap with children is to go horseback riding through the country side of Cambodia. The Happy Ranch which is located 2km from the center of Siem Reap and is the only western style horse ranch in Cambodia, offers horse drawn cart rides around the rural areas of town. Indochina tours Cambodia
The Happy Ranch Horse Farm offers countryside trail rides from one hour to half a day, 4 hours. From sunrise to sunset, the horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields and tourist-free temple ruins, all waiting to be explored. An authentic taste of the real Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback, and a welcome break from other tourists.
The Happy Ranch horse farm is a modern international stable with 46 horses, stallions, mares and foals on 10 hectares countryside. The horses are Cambodian ponies and there are horses available for first time riders as well as for experienced riders. It offers horse-cart rides and trail rides for all skill levels, as well as being a popular Siem Reap activity for kids. Happy Ranch is owned by Sary Pann, a Cambodian who has lived in the US for 30 years and developed a keen interest in the wild west. He has imported all of the saddles and equipment from abroad, and the horses, which are Cambodian horses crossbred with Arabians, are well cared for. Cambodia travel tours
Happy Ranch offers the chance to explore Siem Reap on horseback, taking in surrounding villages and secluded temples. This is a calm way to experience the countryside, far from the traffic and crowds elsewhere. Popular rides take in Wat Athvea, a modern pagoda with an ancient temple on its grounds, and Wat Chedi, a temple set on a flood plain near the Tonlé Sap lake. Riding lessons are also available for children and beginners.
Enjoy the countryside on horseback! During trail ride you will get to places far outside the tourist area, through the rice fields and local villages to the rarely visited temple of Wat Atvea. Explore the peaceful temple ruins of the Angkorian era, a truly authentic experience. Return to the Happy Ranch on horseback through small, quiet paths and enjoy lunch in a local community.