Hunt for treasure in a historic Angkor temple, anyone?

Asian Trails and Tabtour Cambodia team up for an innovative "treasure hunt" teambuilding for up to 1,000 pax at Angkor Wat.

Full-day, half-day or even two-hour programmes are available for the treasure hunt teambuilding activity at Angkor Wat.
Full-day, half-day or even two-hour programmes are available for the treasure hunt teambuilding activity at Angkor Wat. Photo Credit: Tabtourcambodia

Imagine channelling your inner Lara Croft or Indiana Jones and embarking on a treasure hunt in Angkor Wat, Cambodia's majestic 12th century temple complex in Siem Reap.

Destination management company Asian Trails has partnered with Tabtour Cambodia to launch a new corporate teambuilding activity.

In an "Amazing Race"-style search for clues and tasks to complete, teams are sent on a tech-enabled treasure hunt among the ruins of spectacular Angkor Archaeological Park, the home of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries.

While completing tasks at various stages of the hunt, participants will have to work as a team, assign roles and delegate among themselves, while benefiting from opportunities to learn about the history, traditions, religion, food and other cultural aspects of Angkor Wat and the Siem Reap area. There may be instances when teams have to enter into strategic alliances or negotiation sessions with other competing teams in order to complete a particular stage in the hunt.

Catering to groups of up to 1,000, guests are guided by their smartphones or a SIM-enabled tablet device around the temples through the adoption of state-of-the-art mapping technology.

Asian Trails and Tabtour Cambodia can tailor the treasure hunt duration and the tasks to complete, depending on the guests' needs and time availability.

The hunt can be extended, if needed, with tasks for completion in Siem Reap as well. Some of the tasks to be undertaken require the teams to take photos as evidence of the completed activities.

An exciting showdown ensues among participating teams at the end as the scores are totalled up in real time, and teams can benefit from photo and video sessions of their adventures during the event's debriefing and finale.

Guests also have the option of factoring in a sustainability component to their teambuilding activity, as Asian Trails can help facilitate the teams' hands-on assistance towards a project in the local community, such as in building shops as a base for local villagers to sell local handicrafts to tourists.



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