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Community-Based Tourism at Banteay Chhmar Cambodia

April 28, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

Banteay Chmar is a commune or group of villages in northwestern Cambodia, just 20 km from the Thailand border. This commune takes its name from the nearby 12th century Khmer temple, several satellite shrines and a baray, or reservoir. The detailed bas-reliefs of this Angkorian temple and its history involving the four royal servants who saved the life of the son to King Jayavaraman VII make Banteay Chhmar well worth a stop in Cambodia.

The area is also home to ‘’Visit Banteay Chmar,’’ a community-based tourism organization. This CBT offers local, English speaking guides who lead detailed temple tours, boat trips and community tours. Other services enable visitors to explore the local area including a silk center.

This is such a great way for travelers to experience a small traditional community living alongside a 900 year old temple complex! Guests understand how the local people live and experience the natural surrounding in which they live, including the man made marvels constructed so long ago standing right next to their villages.

 

The community-based tourism center has a library and a local canteen where visitors can find some delicious Cambodian food and plenty of information about the area. For accommodation, there is Khiri Travel’s award-winning luxury tented camp or your travelers may opt to stay at one of the CBT’s homestay guesthouses. Every traveler visiting this CBT is helping to build opportunities for local people to have alternative livelihoods and improve their standard of living. Banteay Chhmar is perfect for guests who want to meet some friendly people, go off the beaten path and explore a less visited, relatively untouched temple complex in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

For more information about Banteay Chhmar and the CBT community-based tourism organization, please leave contact at [email protected].

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