Captivating Cambodia: From Ancient Artifacts to Art & Artisans | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Cultural Arts Trip: Captivating Cambodia

January 6 - 13, 2020


Join Trip Leader James Sokol for this beautiful, exotic and delicious adventure!

Cambodia is most famous for its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Angkor Temples – the largest religious monument in the world and the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th-15th centuries. The complex encompasses 400 ancient temples (no, we won’t visit all of them!) including the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat (yes, we will visit this one ...and a few others!). Learn about its history; explore its crumbling, jungle-clad structures, maybe ascend the ancient steps to marvel at the details carved in stone. 

However, beyond the ancient temples, this small kingdom is filled with captivating highlights! The town of Siem Reap teems with countless artists & artisans creating everything from intricate, traditional hand-woven silks and other age-old crafts to the contemporary fine arts of local masters. Visit studios, workshops, ateliers to explore the process, the creativity, the beauty in several diverse types of works – ceramics, stone carving, weaving, lacquer and more!

Depart the busy city and its tourists to discover the lush countryside with rice paddies (and other crops), the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, and a simple, authentic way of life

Discover Cambodia, with its fascinating ancient & modern history, it’s mouth-watering, accessible cuisine, its emerging art scene, in city & countryside – all made more inviting by the gentle nature and genuine hospitality of the Cambodian people. 

Explore these fascinating Southeast Asian countries by joining in 1, 2 or all 3 of our Cultural Arts Trips! 

Captivating Cambodia (Jan 6-13, 2020)

Riches of the Mekong River Cruise (Jan 13-20, 2020)

Vibrant Vietnam (Jan 20-Feb 1, 2020)

 For details on these Cultural Arts Trips, please contact James Sokol at 415-444-8017 or

Cultural Arts Trips offered by the Osher Marin JCC are open to all.

JCC Members and non-members; people of all backgrounds and faiths, residents of Marin and beyond . . . all are invited to join in these enriching cultural programs.