Little Miss Muffet wouldn't... Would you?
Ever wondered what would be the scariest job in the world? Well, if you are afraid of spiders being a spider catcher in Cambodia would top that list! The spiders are dug out of their holes in the ground with a shovel then collected by hand. Cambodian “Tarantulas” (by no means poisonous and not related to the Western variety) are extremely slow and do not run quickly like their relatives on the other side of the world. This makes it easy for the “catcher” to pick up the spider, which then becomes part of the local cuisine. Fried spiders are mainly seen around the Skun area (in between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh). For the bold you can also pick them up at street stalls such as the one near the grounds of the Kings Palace in Siem Reap.
The Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Our team is made up of enthusiastic and passionate people, just itching to show you a side of Siem Reap that sometimes goes unnoticed. The gem of Cambodia is its amazing people and culture. Through our adventures we will take travellers off the beaten track a little, and get a real taste of local life in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap Urban Adventures Crew at Kampot
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Passing clouds. Warm.
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