The Hotel: Anantara Angkor Resort
Nestled on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Anantara Angkor Resort welcomes guests to enjoy spacious bright interiors surrounded by the lush greenery of tropical gardens. The resort is situated only 15 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat and only a 5-minute drive from Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport. Guests can spend the day exploring the local area by tuk-tuk, taste the local street food and visit boutique shops. On the site, holidaymakers can enjoy the indulgences of amenities, including a large outdoor swimming pool and six in-house dining venues.
Guests unwind with a stay at a spacious Suite decorated with wooden furniture and locally-made fabrics. The Suite boasts a private balcony, cable TV, and mini bar. Each Suite is air-conditioned and has a bathroom with a rain shower.
- Bed size/type: King bed or Twin beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two adults and one child or three adults
- The suite boasts a private balcony, en suite bathroom with a rain shower, Nespresso machine, LCD TV, DVD player, JBL speakers, and a complimentary mini bar
The Area: Siem Reap, Cambodia
The vast complex of ancient temples that make up Angkor Wat is one of the wonders of the world and a bucket-list essential for every traveller. Magnificent stone spires rise eerily out of dense tropical jungle, particularly enchanting when seen in the filtered light of early morning or golden glow of sunset. Inside the temples, soaring trees take on an almost human quality as they slowly spread a tangle of roots around the stone, enveloping and swallowing the man-made marvels back into the jungle once more. The nearby town of Siem Reap has become a vibrant destination in its own right, with bustling markets, authentic street food and lantern-strung streets lined with boutique shops and restaurants.
Angkor Wat is best visited over a number of days. Cycle out along the flat 5.5km road from Siem Reap to Angkor in the cool early morning, marvelling at the mysterious temple Angkor Thom which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle. Continue on to Bayon temple, where huge, serene stone faces stare down at visitors from every spire.
On another day, hire a tuk tuk driver to visit other temples, making sure to arrive early for sunrise over the imposing silhouette of Angkor Wat. Visitors with a bit of extra time should head to Banteay Srei, a small outlying temple with exquisitely detailed carvings and beautiful red-pink stone. Those keen on blissing out track down a day spa where they can recharge with a traditional massage using aromatic oils.