Baray is a unique community-based tourism site that captures the essence of traditional rural life in the heart of Cambodia.
Located in Baray District, Kompong Thom Province, this Khmer Homestay is ideally situated along National Road No.6, about 120km between the capital of Phnom Penh and the popular tourist destination of Siem Reap, home of the world-famous Angkor Temples.
Khmer Homestay Baray was set up to promote local crafts industries as a means of alleviating rural poverty. Whether you are a day tripper or someone interested in staying in one of our bamboo huts for a night or two, a visit to Khmer Homestay is a chance to experience "real" Cambodia.
Sambor Prei Kuk (SPK) is one of the main tourist attractions in Kampong Thom. The Sambor Prei Kuk Conservation and Development Community has 600 members in 7 villages. The untouched and overgrown temples of Sambor Prei Kuk are a unique pre-Angkorian attraction located only 30 km north of the provincial town of Kampong Thom. The main attractions of Sambor Prei Kuk are the temple ruins of Isanapura (Isanborei), located in an area of 1 x 5 kilometers. The temples that were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 1992, attract an estimated 20,000 Cambodian and 5,000 international tourists each year.
The Community‐Based Ecotourism Site- Reasmey Phum Piri Kiri Boeung Kranhak was established in 2014 and officially recognized by the Kampong Thom Provincial Governor on October 2, 2015. It lies within two officially‐designated community forests and consists of a beautiful natural lake surrounded by forest on the eastern shore, and covers an area of 193 hectares.
It is important to know that this site is relatively new and has had only a limited number of travellers. There is very limited English, but in exchange guests get a "real" Cambodian experience.