Khiri Travel is offering travellers the chance to spend a night under the stars at Cambodia’s remote ancient temples.
The new tented accommodation is available next to the Banteay Chhmar temples, in northwest Cambodia. The initiative has been devised with help from the local community, which is involved with setting up the tents, site maintenance and hospitality.
It also has the support of the Global Heritage Fund (GHF), which aiming to protect the seldom-visited 12th Century Banteay Chhmar temples.
“The tents are erected right alongside the temple ruins,” said Jack Bartholomew, general manager of Khiri Travel Cambodia. “Guests get an authentic, away-from-it-all Khmer cultural experience. I think it’s a very peaceful, low impact and rewarding way to enjoy Khmer heritage and give back to the local community.”
The two custom-designed tents are made from Gore-Tex and feature toilet facilities. Each tent can sleep two people, and villagers will provide meals using local fresh ingredients.