Located in the San Day Village, on the way to Bantey Srey temple about 26 kms from Siem Reap. The homestay, located in the heart of the Angkor Archaeological Park, is a unique community-based tourism experience that captures the essence of village life in the heartland of Cambodia. Three Bong Thom Homestay rooms are available for guests designed with comfort in mind, all built of teak and local timbers and standing on stilts.
A full range of popular amenities including hot water and fans, and friendly staff create high points of a stay amid mango and dragon fruit orchards, fishing (in the purpose-built fish farms) rice harvesting, lazy ox cart rides or simply taking it easy amid the serenity of rural Cambodia. The Bong Thom Homestay offers something for everyone. In addition to a relaxing stay, your hosts can assist with functions, cooking classes, team building, camping, weddings, and very worthwhile student programs.
A seven-course lunch using local produce ranges from USD$15 to $25. Also available are sunrise breakfasts, cocktail sunsets and special events that take advantage of the 3.6 hectare site opposite the Butterfly Gardens.
The Bong Thom Homestay was founded by Mr Sou Say (Thom) in response to growing demand from European and other tour operators for a quality local Cambodia experience that includes genuine Khmer foods of the district. It employs 20 local villagers on a full-time basis and can call on extra staff to service larger groups. The Bong Thom Homestay also sponsors on site a small English language school for local children aged from six years and upwards.
Costs for a three-night accommodation package for two in the private wooden-house room begin at $AUD450 inclusive of daily breakfast, two half-board meals and return airport transfer. A special ‘stay for three nights and pay for two’ promotion is often available.