Camping Among Cambodian Temples

  • Roomy Gore-Tex tents are set alongside the ruins of Banteay Chhmar.

    Roomy Gore-Tex tents are set alongside the ruins of Banteay Chhmar.

  • See Cambodia's off-the-beaten-path countryside.

    See Cambodia's off-the-beaten-path countryside.

  • Khiri Travel offers camping alongside Angkorian temples.

    Khiri Travel offers camping alongside Angkorian temples.

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A tent among temples? That’s the latest offering from Mekong-region specialists Khiri Travel who, in tandem with local villagers, has pitched a pair of roomy gore-tex tents alongside the ruins of Banteay Chhmar, an Angkorian temple complex in northeast Cambodia. Khiri’s Jack Bartholomew calls the initiative “a low-impact and rewarding way to enjoy Khmer heritage and give back to the local community.” It’s also a chance to see some off-the-beaten-path countryside, as getting there takes three and a half hours in a 4×4 from Siem Reap. –David Tse

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2014 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Cambodian Campout”).

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