Homestay cambodia

living like a local

Homestay cambodia

living like a local

Why You Should Try a Homestay in Cambodia

Experience Cambodian culture up close and personal by trying a homestay. With this unique opportunity, travelers have the chance to deepen their understanding of Cambodia’s traditions while gaining new perspectives on the culture and people of Cambodia.


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Here are some of the benefits to staying in a homestay in Cambodia.

Homestays in Cambodia offer unique travel experiences, with a variety of benefits. Staying with a local family affords the opportunity to build personal relationships and engage in all kinds of conversations about culture, food, customs and more. There’s also the chance to be part of an intimate community setting, experience authentic regional dishes from a homemade kitchen, and gain valuable insights into daily life. Plus, travelers get superior value for their money by cutting out pricey accommodation costs in exchange for homemaking hospitality.


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Learn about local customs and cultures.

By staying with a local family in Cambodia, travelers can directly experience and learn about the culture, customs and ways of life from those living it. Over conversation and shared activities, visitors will gain knowledge that a traditional tour simply could never provide. This provides more meaning to the trip itself and creates lasting understanding of the regions visited. It’s truly a unique way to get closer to culture and create memorable travel experiences.


party at homestay in siem reap

Enjoy home-cooked local cuisine

What better way to enjoy a destination than by indulging in its local cuisine? During a homestay, you’ll get the chance to sample meals unique to the region. Each dish was likely handmade or home-cooked, letting you fully appreciate the flavors and tastes of that culture. It’s also an opportunity to bring some of those recipes home and recreate them at home.


cooking at homestay

Experience authentic hospitality from locals

During your homestay, you’ll be welcomed with open arms into the home of a local family. You’ll learn about the joys and challenges of life in Cambodia and make genuine connections with people who will show you their culture up close and personal. Such an experience is intimate and far removed from the typical tourist experience of visiting sightseeing spots or cities. In turn, you can also share some parts of your home culture with your hosts in return!


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Live alongside locals and integrate with the community

Living alongside locals during your homestay will give you the opportunity to learn about


their culture and lifestyle firsthand. Your host family can take you to places you’d never be able to find as a tourist, and show you what life is like in their personal community. By talking with locals and building connections within the community, you’ll gain deeper insight into the country’s customs.

guests at vannys homestay

Advantages of Booking a Homestay Over Traditional Hotels

Traveling can be a daunting and exhausting experience, but with homestay accommodation you can make the most of your trip and gain access to an authentic local experience. Find out what are the benefits of opting for a homestay instead of standard accommodation here!

And all of your money goes intothe local community. Most probably used to educate their children.


homestay family with guests

Explore the local culture and meet new people

One of the best advantages of booking a homestay instead of traditional hotels is that you will get to explore the local culture and meet new people from the area. Your host can tell you about their favorite places to visit, recommend local restaurants, and introduce you to their friends and neighbors. You might even learn some local language or quirky customs that other tourists would miss out on!


making springrolls @ homestay

Enjoy home-cooked meals prepared by your host family

Most homestays will include meals, which can be a big bonus if you don’t want to venture out for every meal. Your host family or caretaker will cook up fresh, delicious local cuisine that you might not get in a restaurant. These meals are often healthier and more flavorful than hotel food, as they use regional produce and flavors that aren’t always available in restaurants and cafe bars. Plus, it’s a great way to get an authentic taste of the local culture!


family eating in homestay in battambang

Relax in a cozy, homey environment customized to meet your exact needs

One of the greatest advantages of booking a homestay over traditional hotels is their ability to customize the accommodation to meet your exact needs. You can talk to the hosts in advance before booking and let them know exactly what you need – whether it’s access to a kitchen, a washing machine, or extra amenities like room cleaning service – they’ll be more than happy to accommodate. Staying in a homestay means that you can rest assured knowing your needs will be met and there will always be someone nearby who can help if needed.

family bedroom in cambodian homestay

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