About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workThe massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia”™s Angkor period. Banteay Chhmar is one of the main tourist destinations in Banteay Meanchey province. There are nine other, smaller temples around the Banteay Chhmar temple. They are all mostly hidden in the forest and covered with small bushes and trees due to the lack of maintenance carried out by the local people and authorities. In this project, you will be working with a local team to assist in the conservation and preservation of the temples. By doing so, the community around Banteay Chhmar will benefit economically from the conservation of history, which attracts more tourists (both Khmer and foreign) to the area.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation:During your time in the program, you will stay at the homestay in the village. The accommodation is an original wooden Khmer-style house. Please note that the toilets are squatting toilets (proven to be a healthier alternative!). This is traditional Cambodian living! food Arrangements:Basic, home cooked, local style dishes can be expected for all your daily meals.
About the project locationBanteay Chhmar is a commune of the Thma Puok District in Banteay Meanchey province to the northwest of Cambodia. This commune contains 14 villages and there are 4 villages around the large temple of Banteay Chhmar (which translates as Small Base) with a total population of only 6000+ people. Sights & Surroundings: Explore the massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia”™s Angkor period. There are nine other, smaller temples around the Banteay Chhmar temple. They all are mostly hidden in the forest and covered with small bushes and trees because of the lack of conservation from the local people and authorities.
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 280€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€