Crossbow Making Workshop

With a Local Hunter

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$21.00 per guest
Hosted by Ban Om

Highlights

  • Experience first hand how to create your own crossbow under the expert guidance of your local instructor
  • Learn how crossbows and other tools were used by local Khmer farmers to catch 'game' in the countryside
  • Experience the thrill of shooting your crossbow with real arrows once you have completed crafting yours
  • Get a glimpse of the often unseen countryside if you choose to opt for the countryside venue from the add-on section below
  • Enjoy a relaxing and fun workshop in this unique activity with locals

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment, tools and materials necessary for the workshop
  • Light refreshments
  • Crossbow to take home with you
  • English speaking facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
4.9 Out of 5
16 Reviews
BILLIE PEREZ
5
9 Jan, 2019

We will come back to seam reap and repeat for sure!!!

Kathy Maling
5
21 Nov, 2018

Our 9 and 11 year old boys did this and loved it. The cross bows look really good and work well. Our boys needed a bit o...

$US 21.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

The ethnic hill tribes in Khmer used to be hunter-gatherers and the crossbow is an integral weapon in their culture as the main tool used for hunting. Crafted from the strongest bamboo and wood, these crossbows are capable of shooting further than your eyes can see in the jungle with your accuracy the only impediment to scoring a hit. Armed with self-crafted bamboo arrows, the hunters able to shoot with remarkable accuracy and feed their tribes. Now you can join our Khmer crossbow-maker in crafting your own personal crossbow! Made from 1 single block of wood and 1 piece of smoked bamboo then strung together by thick twine, your crossbow can be disassembled for easy transportation back home. Make sure you pay attention to how it is assembled though so you can do it on your own back home! Besides making your crossbow, spend a nice time challenging with your host to an archery duel and see if you can win!

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended
  • Bringing a bottle of water is recommended
  • This is a kid friendly activity

Upcoming availability

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Your Local Host

Ban Om

My name is Ban. I'm from Kror Bey Real village. Most of people from my village like keeping our handcraft from our ancestors and keep it for sharing to our next generation. Making kite is the popular activity for ...

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16 reviews from people who took this experience

BILLIE PEREZ
5
9 Jan, 2019

We will come back to seam reap and repeat for sure!!!

Kathy Maling
5
21 Nov, 2018

Our 9 and 11 year old boys did this and loved it. The cross bows look really good and work well. Our boys needed a bit of help but this activity would suit all ages. Really worth while and highly recommended.

Homan Kwong Singapore
5
20 Sep, 2018

It has been a uniquely wonderful experience for our family on our last day of our 10-day trip. I only stumbled onto Backstreet Academy while searching activities for kids the day before our activity. And as soon as I saw the the two activities, cross Making and rattan basket weaving (which I will ... Read more

US$ 21.00 per guest
16 Reviews