Free the Bears
Prayuvong Buddha Factories
In order to replace the countless Buddhas and ritual objects smashed by the Khmer Rouge, a whole neighbourhood of private workshops...
A funky new spot in popular BKK district, this bar is all retro tiles and seated alcoves, making for an intimate atmosphere. Great...
Le Lotus Blanc
This upmarket diner acts as a training centre for youths who previously scoured the city dump. Run by French NGO Pour un Sourire...
Free the Bears information
Free the Bears operates a 'Bear Keeper for a Day' program to allow students and adults with a genuine interest in wildlife a better understanding of the Asian black bear and Malayan sun bear. Participants have no contact with the bears, but spend the day behind the scenes of the Phnom Tamao sanctuary learning the ins and outs of caring for the 130-plus bears being looked after here.
One- to 12-week volunteer positions are also available.