Things to do here
What makes this place extraordinary?
Angkor Borei is a famous site which is situated near the provincial town of Takeo and is only 7 km from here. It was known as Vyadhapura when it served as the capital of ‘water Chenla’ in the 8th century. It was also an important centre during the earlier Funan period (1st to 6th centuries), when Indian religion and culture were carried to the Mekong Delta by traders, artisans and priests from India, as the great maritime trade route between India and China passed by the Mekong Delta.
The best way to experience the rural culture is to take a bike trip or we can take you where no tourists have gone before. We will follow the villagers, and that means mud trails and rice fields…as it is so much fun. This is one of the our most desirable activities.
Want to experience the real traditional khmer cooking? There is no better place than the farm kitchen at the homestay. Most of the food we cook at the farm kitchen is organically home grown. You can also see our aquaponic and permaculture growing here.
We believe in responsible tourism which has several goals: sustainability, environmental integrity, social justice and maximum local economic benefit. We have hand weaving, knitting and education projects at the homestay where you can find best practice examples for sustainable development.
What do our guests say about us?
"Home away from Home"
We stayed with 3 children (7, 9 and 12) in this beautiful rural Homestay. After the hustle and bustle of Saigon an a 10 hour bus journey it was great to relax, enjoy the food and engage in endless talks with Linda and Paul about their lives, projects, the villagers and the past. They founded many social businesses around weaving, cotton farming, oil and soap production that give the people nearby a perspective for the future. Best thing: you can ask anything and you can be sure to get a well informed answer. And have a laugh, too :-)………. More
“inspiring real homestay in beautiful setting”
We almost cancelled the stop as we thought it might be just another ‘homestay’. Unlike many others it turned out to be a real homestay and the best we did so far. The only reason we didn’t stay 2 more weeks was our flight which we couldn’t rearrange anymore. We experienced the Cambodian life with extremely kind and welcoming people in a beautiful rice paddy landscape. The homestay is as well base for quite some interesting local projects like weaving which we could explore during our stay and discuss about. We also enjoyed taking the free bicycles to explore the surroundings with again very welcoming people all around…… More
How do i know it is authentic?
The best way to verify if it is an authentic experience or not is to ask the other like minded travelers who might have been there already. You can check the customer reviews on websites such as Tripadvisor or Lonely Planet. We have been featured in many travel publications and most of the guest who visit us come through word-of-mouth recommendations. We strongly believe in responsible travel and make sure that we help our guests to have a true Cambodian hospitality experience.
Story in pictures
What is a typical day at the homestay ?
Meet the Meas family members.
Your main host
Linda is the niece of the founders Siphen and Mach who is responsible for running the homestay.
Siphen & Mach Meas
Founders of the hoemstay who had the vision to create an authentic experience that can have a positive impact on the local communitiy.