An increasing number of off-the-beaten-track destinations in Cambodia are now organizing village homestays, offering visitors the chance to experience traditional rural life at first hand. Homestays typically provide simple but comfortable accommodation in a local house, with traditional Khmer meals included. Homestays are usually sold as part of integrated tour packages, often including transport along with various activities that might include walking or cycling tours, wildlife spotting or the chance to explore the culture of your host village and interact with the locals. Rewarding homestays include those at the Mekong villages of Koh Pdao and Koh Preah; at the Dei Ey Forest Experience near Sen Monorom; at the magnificient Banteay Chhmar temple; and at Chi Phat in the southern Cardamom Mountains.

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