Mekong Blue
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Steve Buckley
London, UK5,577 contributions
Feb 2020
Together with 25 members of the Anglo-Thai Society, my wife and myself visited the Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre this morning.

The property is on a relatively large site and gives the impression of having been quite a big operation in the past. No so much the case these days as not only were a number of the buildings not in use but there were relatively few staff on the premises.

Our tour started with a visit to the Kindergarten/Nursery which was certainly well patronised with many of the 30+ children pleased to see some visitors. We then went to the nearby silk dyeing area before seeing some silk pieces being made.

The final part of our tour was to the Mekong Blue Shop where there are a variety of lovely items on sale for reasonable prices. We managed to find a nice silk rap for our niece’s forthcoming Birthday.

All in all, a most enjoyable visit and more such tours will only serve to help this good cause.
Written 12 February 2020
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Kai-ji
Washington DC, DC130 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Definitely visit this community-based organization that is providing employment for local women by creating beautiful silk scarves(mostly) at reasonable prices, but also has a free health clinic, day care for employees and local villagers' kids, English and computer classes for kids and housing for workers. As fewer and fewer women seek this kind of livelihood (it takes great patience to set up and weave silk), choosing instead easier - and potentially more lucrative - livelihoods, handmade silk products could be extinct in a decade(compared to silk produced on mechanized looms).
Written 29 December 2018
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Jolene N
Mittagong, Australia20 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We visited during lunchtime, so it was a bit quiet but the owner gave us a very informative tour on the entire process of dying, spinning and weaving. Very high quality items for sale in the shop, a bit more expensive than elsewhere but once you understand how much work has gone into it you're happy to pay. Nice to visit a place that's supporting so many in the community.
Written 9 July 2018
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Flóki V
Bristol, UK14 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Really good visit almost 15-20min with a friendly Cambodian girl who speak a good English, she could answer every question, this association really deserve to be more help.
Written 24 February 2017
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Sandra K
Utrecht, The Netherlands31 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
On my rented bike I made the short trip to Mekong Blue. And it is surely worth the ride. The woman who gave me a little tour around 30 min. spoke very good English and was very pleased to show me around. It's unbelievable what theybdo and how long it takes to make a scarf eg. The children of the working women go to the kindergarten at the same time and place. Also the teacher there was very kind to show me the different classrooms and tell about the classes and plays they do.
Written 10 December 2015
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Becksboy
Konstanz, Deutschland21 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We visited the Mekong blue development center with a motorbike. It's just five minutes west of Stung Treng town.

Every visitor get's a free 15-20 min tour, showing the main steps of silk fabric production. Everything is still manual and handmade.

Besides the workshop there is also a kindergarden on site, were the kids of the women learn, eat and play.

At the end you have the opportunity to buy a souvenier at a small shop and/or have a drink at a Café. It's really an opportunity as there is absolutely not pushing and the articles are really beautiful.

We found it a very interessting 2 hours trip in the area.
Written 18 November 2015
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Richard M
Sen Monorom, Cambodia1,258 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
Rode a bicycle out to Mekong Blue to see this Women's Development Center where local women raise silk worms, cultivate the silk, process it, then weave it into beautiful scarves, purses, etc.

They offer free tours of the facility. First they bring you to see the live silk worms and explain about raising them and feeding them. Then they show you how the silk is processed and dyed into dozens of different colors. Then the best part, you get to walk around and watch the individual weavers sitting at their looms making different items. These women each create their own designs of different items and taking pictures of them at the looms is ok with them. Also if you have questions you can ask the tour guide who will ask the women and translate the answers.

After the tour they have a nice showroom with many finished silk products you can buy. There is absolutely no pressure to buy anything. Many of these items are some of the most beautiful silk items I have seen in all of Cambodia.

They also have a small lounge where you can buy cold drinks and sit in the shade.
Written 12 June 2014
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MEKONG BLUE (Stung Treng) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go