About the Homestay
My name is Kim and I live in Chrey Village with my wife and 3 children. I am a tuk tuk driver so I can easily pick you up from the airport (no charge) and take you to see Angkor Wat and any other places.
Our village is quiet, very safe and 9km out of Siem Reap city with a big lake close by for swimming. You can walk or take our bicycles and see a real Cambodian village and local people. You can also use our scooter.
We have a private room for you in a modern building with a queen size bed, desk, cupboard, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. (We can host up to 4 people - 2 private rooms, each with a queen bed, bathroom shared.)
My wife is a great cook and provides delicous breakfast, lunch and dinner (all included). Around our garden we have many mango trees, banana, orange, grapefruit and jackfruit which you can take as you like, and they provide cool shade for a hammock, which we have many.
I also provide free English school to the children in our village in the afternoons between 3.30pm-7.00pm. Most families living in the villages cannot pay for school so we provide all classes and materials we can to our students for free. You are very welcome to meet our students and help teach our English class if you would like, it would be our pleasure!
The price we ask for your private room and bathroom (all meals included) goes to growing and building our school so we can take on more students and provide a better life for the children in our village.
We would like to give you the real Cambodian experience!
My name is Ashleigh (Australia). I stayed with Kim Heak and his family for 2 months in April & May 2017 teaching English, fundraising for his school, sightseeing and experiencing Khmer New Year and the Khmer wedding season. It was an amazing experience! The family are so welcoming and the food is amazing. I got to see and do many things I would have otherwise not had the chance to experience and I am so grateful. Kim Heak is a good man with a kind heart and he’s knows everyone in the village so if there is something you want to experience, he will know a way to do it. Sunset from a boat on the lake, to a traditional Cambodian party, and all in between. I recommend this place, this family and this school for the greatest way to see Cambodia.
- Bikes for use
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in Chrey Village 7km from Siem Reap City. Our village is very safe and quiet with many trees, a river and a big lake called West Baray for swimming. We have our own local markets with food, fresh fruit and vegetables and anything else you may need.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
J'ai passé dix nuits chez Kim et je garderai à jamais ce séjour dans mon cœur.
Kim est le meilleurs des guides et avec son aide précieuse , il facilitera vos démarches et sera une aide technique hors du commun pour sortir des sentiers battus.
Kim et sa femme sont à l'écoute de vos attentes et feront de leurs mieux pour vous satisfaire.
Le sourire légendaire des cambodgiens existe dans la maison de Kim.
J'appelle tout les touristes solidaires à venir aider Kim et son école gratuite.
La cause et la défense des enfants est en lui une vocation principale. Apporter une éducation scolaire anglaise gratuite aux jeunes et très jeunes enfants est profondément ancré en lui.
Quelle spectacle merveilleux assis sur ma terrasse de contempler sa maison , son jardin, les fruits ,les animaux ....
Kim est aussi un chauffeur de tuk-tuk prévoyant qui vous emmènera en toute sécurité sur les sites touristiques Angkor Watt, Kulen Montain, et le superbe village sur lac de Tonlé sap.
Location de vélo pour aller au lac de Wast Baray, magnifique endroit pour se détendre .Et aussi découvrir le marché cambodgien avec ses épices , ses jus de canne express, ses plats à emporter et à déguster sur place.L'eau est bonne et on peut se baigner.
Les repas remplis d'exotisme et de saveur préparés avec amour par sa femme sont absolument de la vrai nourriture khmer.
Je recommande vivement l’accueil et les chambres sont de très bonne qualité .
Staying at Kim's homestay was one of the best decisions I made. They always made me feel like a part of their family. Not too far from the city center but not too close either, Kim's homestay is an ideal location for travellers who want to stay outside the busy areas and experience the true Cambodian lifestyles. I woke up every morning with the sound of chickens calling (so much better than an alarm clock!) , was served wonderful breakfast, then Kim drove me around in his Tuk Tuk around Siem Reap. Some nights I had dinner with the whole family and everyone was so happy that I could join them! Kim also runs a free English school in Chrey village and watching the kids receive the much-needed education and playing around in their free time is heartwarming. You can play with the kids, volunteer and teach them English and also help them buy books if you like :) A wonderful way to support the local community!
Kim is an amazing host who not only showed me the best of siem reap but also accommodated for my all of my requests. He is super friendly and helps you plan your entire trip. For anyone visiting Siem Reap, Kim's homestay is the perfect place to truly understand the Cambodian lifestyle and experience Khmer hospitality.
There are not enough words to describe our wonderful homestay with Kim and his family. This was our first homestay experience ever. We spent 7 days and did a lot of biking to nearby places. We always felt safe and the people are super friendly. Kim’s wife is an excellent cook! Kim was very flexible and accommodating. He runs a free English language school on the premises which operates Mon-Fri for about 3 hrs a day so the money from the homestay helps to fund the school. To us this was the real Cambodia and when we come back to Cambodia we will definitely come back to Kim’s for another week. We look forward in helping Kim help his community. By the way if you are a solo female traveller as I have been in the past, do not worry, biking and hiking are safe to do here.
We stayed three nights at his homestay. At the end we felt that it wasn't enough. Kim helped us with everything, from food and water to advice on different points of interest and finally by being our personal tuk tuk driver. He established in his own house an english school where the child villagers learn english.
You don't need to book anything else in Siem Reap, except his homestay for as many days as you can have in this amazing and vibrant city.
Staying with Kim and his family will give you a real Cambodian experience! Not only will you get a generous host and great tuk tuk guide but you'll also be supporting the fantastic work he does with local children at his volunteer-run English school. This is the kind of project that comes from the heart and if you're genuine about making a difference while having a great holiday I recommend staying with Kim.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Kim's homestay for 4 days in January 2019. We had the best time in Siem Reap and Angkor Was because of Kim! This was our first time doing homestay and we were so happy to have done it! Kim takes care of your every need. He makes sure that you can go wherever your want to go. He picked us up from the bus station on time and then drove us to his homestay - about 15 minutes outside of town- perfect distance if you don't want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle. We were happy with the accommodations- the room and the ensuite bathroom were great. Not having AC didn't bother us since the room had two fans strategically positioned to be able to allow for good airflow.
Staying with Kim really gives you the authentic experience of staying with a local Cambodian family. We ate with Kim, got to know his kids, and his students at the classroom on his property. His wife is an amazing cook also! She cooked breakfast and dinner everyday. For our last night, we did a cooking class and all cooked together two local Khmer dishes! We had an amazing time!
We obviously wanted to see Angkor Wat and since we had 4 days, we bought the 3-day Temple Pass- since Kim is also a tuk-tuk driver, he made a plan for us to visit all the temples over 3 days. He did a great planning and waited for us at each temple and then drove us to the next one. We never felt pressured or uncomfortable. He is such an amazing person! He also took us to the Floating Village and we had a great time!
There was another couple (from Australia) that stayed on Kim's property. The four of us had a great time!
We recommend staying at Kim's homestay for the best Cambodian experience.
My experience with Kim was great! I was with them 5 days only, but I could experience there the rural life in Cambodia. Kim is always ready to show you the sourrandings with his tuk-tuk! I could also see the work he is doing in his free English school and take part in an English class! That was a wonderful experience! He is doing a big work with all the children that don't have the opportunitiy to learn English in the public school.
The room and space is also very good to rest and be quite out of the city!
Thank you very much Kim to give me the opportunity to live this experience!
Kim and his family are an incredible family. They are really kind and helped us with visiting the Angkor Wat temples. The room was extremely clean, a true homestay experience. Thank you Kim!!! :)
Kim and his family were very warm hearted and helpful hosts. They were always around and had an open ear for all of our needs and questions. Kims wife is a very good cook and the meals were always beautifully served and very tasty. The bedroom and the bathroom as well provided everything we needed. We were in the middle of rural, school and family life. We even were invited when Kims daughter celebrated her birthday party. Thank you very very much!!!
Being at Kim’s house is like entering the whole family :)
He is not only a reliable tuc tuc driver, he is a man with a great project. Our experience at him was a great memory we will keep with us for our life. You just need to share (he listens at your needs and suggestions), to adapt and to give something from you to the community. Wonderful experience!
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