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Crimson, Dark Blue & Shadow Self-Portrait in a Hat

Moonlight Champa Guest House
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Koh Rong Samloem: Beaches and Bungalows

I stayed for a week in a couple of places in M’Pay Bay. At one point I rented a boat and went around the island to explore other beaches and accommodation options, just in case I decide to come here again in the future.

Koh Rong Samloem is less developed than Koh Rong. Some beaches are totally empty or have just a few buildings that belong to Cambodian navy.

There are four beaches with some sort of accommodation: M’Pay Bay, Sunset Beach, Lazy Beach and Saracen Bay.

M’Pay Bay

There are three places to stay here with the price range $20-50 per night. One can also find cheaper guesthouses and homestays in M’Pay Bay village ($3-10 per night).

M’Pay Bay Bungalows

Rustic wooden beachside bungalows, double bed, en-suite bathroom and private veranda. To the east from the village, British-owned, quiet, a few minutes walk to the Long Beach.

Price Range: $20, Tent $5


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Golden Temple Villa

It’s not easy to find an accommodation in Siem Reap now. High season, most hotels are fully booked. The choice is between luxury and dorms. Agoda is not much help. I took a tuk-tuk and spent an hour or so inspecting hotels and guesthouses in central area. Either full or expensive or ugly or for one night only. Finally found a nice place called Golden Temple Villa Guesthouse. Centrally located (near Angkor Night Market, Pub Street, etc.), cheap (“4 star accommodation at 2 star rates” as their card says), quiet and artsy. Cosy rooms, garden, hammocks, buddha statues, restaurant, tour services, etc. They also give for free: tea and coffee, bananas, bicycle, 1 hour massage. Friendly smiling staff. I’m impressed.

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