Tourist Guest House
What we say:
This place used to be the only 'tourist accommodation' in town before the Kingfisher opened its doors. The staff there will try to discourage you from even trying to stay there, mostly because the accommodation is so basic they assume no traveller really wants to stay there. The main advantages over a home-stay is that you'll have a private room and you don't need to go through the village chief, which may be a benefit for unmarried couples who don't want to stay at the Kingfisher Lodge. You can find the guest house by following the main road into town, past the elephant stand, until the road tees. Take a right, and then your first left -- the road loops right into the grounds of an old wooden wat surrounded by a high concrete wall. There are some unhelpfully placed signs here and there -- take a left, leaving the wat compound and passing through the monks quarters, tiny wooden huts up on stilts, not much smaller than the ones you're headed for. Across the rice field you'll see a collection of houses. Make your way across and ask around about the rooms -- it won't hurt to bring one of the guides with you to translate. Up and over the hill in back is a collection of four very basic wooden bungalows along the edge of a marsh with no electricity or running water, and bathrooms in outhouses to the side. The locals will set up a mattress and a mossy net on one of the wooden bed frames that all-but fill the interiors of the huts. Have fun!
Contact details:Ban Khiet Ngong, across the rice fields.
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Bungalow fan share b'room||4 USD||4 USD||No fan|
Added to Travelfish on: 9th December, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 8th December, 2006
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