Experiences and Activities:
For hundreds of years, the lost city of Angkor was itself a legend. Cambodian peasants reported findings which puzzled the French colonialists who arrived in Indochina in the 1860s. The peasants said they had found “temples built by gods or by giants”. Their stories were casually dismissed as folktales. Yet some did believe that there was a lost city of a Cambodian empire which had once been powerful and wealthy, but had crumbled many years before.
Today, these archaeological wonders draw many explorers. Angkor Wat is without doubt one of the greatest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and it still awes even the most jaded explorer.
During your stay in Amansara, a variety of temple tours and cultural walks are available as part of the experience to truly allow you to discover Angkor in Cambodia. Conducted early morning and late afternoon to avoid the sun and crowds, these outings focus on the temples surrounding Angkor Wat and include Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and Bayon as well as excursions to Banteay Srei and Banteay Kdei.
Amansara lies in the former guesthouse of King Sihanouk. Set in a lush garden enclosure, it is a calm oasis on the outskirts of bustling Siem Reap. A remork ride away brings you to the realm of an ancient civilisation gripped in the roots of the jungle and minds of those it touches, Angkor. Housing over 100 stone temples, it reveals a religious kingdom of the most significant remaining Khmer architecture in the world. Amansara provides a gracious contemporary gateway to this truly remarkable ancient epoch.
Every suite has access to its own custom fitted remork (moped-powered trishaws) and driver for personal expeditions into this rich and glorious land. Your indulgence in Amansara includes temple outings two times a day with a private English speaking guide in a driven-remork, breakfast and your own choice of lunch or dinner.