Put simply, the Angkor temples should be on everyone’s bucket lists! Millions of tourists flock to the Angkor temples every year and spend hours, or even days, exploring them. The site is considered one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world. So what are the Angkor temples? And why are we this certain that they should it be on your bucket list? Take a read of the below to find out why….
A small country bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia is a stunning place with so many unique experiences to be had. Along with a visit to the famed temples of Angkor Wat, a holiday to Cambodia can include interacting with injured elephants and escaping to a private island, amongst other wonderful and little-known activities. We asked our specialists to think outside the box and come up with the top 10 unique things to experience in this wonderful country…
Deciding on your honeymoon destination is one of the most exciting and diffcult choices to make during your wedding preparations. Expectations are high to craft the trip of a lifetime which suits you both perfectly. With this in mind, our specialists have put their heads together to handpick a selction of properties which are just perfect for celebrating your honeymoon.
With jungle-tangled temples, white sandy beaches, a rich cultural heritage and the most hospitable people you’re likely to ever meet; Cambodia is an excellent option when planning your honeymoon. Feel humbled as you watch the sun rise over the majestic Angkor Wat, barter with locals as you shop on the famous floating markets, and ease into a slower pace of life in one of the coastal fishing villages. Cambodia has everything you need for the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Cambodia has a wealth of sights and sounds, and if you dig a little deeper you will find a country like no other, where the smiles and the warmth of the people are as much a part of the experience as visiting the country itself. Perhaps the most famous highlight is the spectacular 1,000 year old Khmer temple ruins, and be sure to enjoy the quaint and quiet capital of Phnom Penh. The up and coming beach resort of Sihanoukville is only a few hours drive from the capital meaning Cambodia can easily make an enjoyable two week holiday.
Cambodia has a fascinating past, which makes it an excellent cultural and educational destination for families. Spend time uncovering its rich history in the museums of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, or marvelling at the impressive Angkor Wat. Finish off with a few days on one of Cambodia's laid back beaches, should you wish to combine both culture and relaxation on your family holiday.
Cambodia and Vietnam complement each other beautifully: Cambodia has a more laid back charm while Vietnam is the beating heart of Indochina, with fast paced ancient cities. Even in 10 days, you can combine Cambodia and Vietnam with ease, but we’d recommend a little longer to do these wonderful countries justice. You can even cruise between the two along the historic Mekong River.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Best for: Highlights, Culture History, Family
A beguiling blend of contemporary minimalism, sleek Art Deco lines and Khmer-inspired flair, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap offers elegant and deluxe accommodation, along with excellent levels of service in the heart of the city.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Formerly Hotel de la Paix, the Park Hyatt group rebranded this centrally located hotel in 2013. Set around an inner courtyard full of lush greenery and calming water features, the hotel’s white Art Deco façade has become a Siem Reap landmark. Guests are just a three-minute walk from the city’s lively markets, the Angkor temple complex is eight-kilometres away and Siem Reap airport is just a 25-minute drive. The vibe is calm and serene, while the service is excellent and the hotel will appeal to those looking for international standard accommodation with chic, comfortable and generously-sized rooms.
There are 108 rooms of which 13 are suites with private gardens and/or plunge pools. The amenities include flat-screen TV, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, marble bathroom with dual vanities and rain shower, safe and automated sheer and blackout blinds. Furnishings and décor are contemporary and minimalist with Khmer accents. Guests can dine in the serene environment of The Dining Room serving French and Cambodian cuisine, or for a more relaxed and cosy experience, The Living Room is a bar and lounge area serving drinks, lighter bites, tapas and snacks, while The Glasshouse café is perfect for enjoying city-wide views with a pastry or cake.
There are two main swimming pools; one surrounded by grand columns and shady alcoves which is a series of lagoon-style interconnected pools and the other is a smaller saltwater pool more suitable for families and swimming laps. Guests also have access to a fully-equipped gym, spa and steam room. Well-located for exploring the city and the temples at Angkor, this is an opulent hotel, with excellent service and chic accommodation that we think will appeal to both couples and families.
When to go
In general, the best time to go to Cambodia is from November through to April, as this is when there is the least rain, although it can start to get very hot from March onwards. The wet season is from May to October. The beginning of the wet season in May and June, and the end in October tend to just see short, heavy showers, whereas rain is more frequent from July to September, particularly in the south of the country. November is a particularly good month to travel, as the country is still lush and green from the rainy season.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia - Complimentary Upgrade
Stay at Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next room category and either early check in or late check out. Subject to availability and terms and conditions.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia - Family Offer
Book your family holiday to Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia and children under 5 years stay for free and children between 6-12 years receive 50% off. Subject to availability and terms and conditions.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia - Spa Offer
Stay at Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia and enjoy 30% off in The Spa. Subject to availability and terms and conditions.
*All offers are subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our team for more information.
Helicopter Flight - Angkor Wat, Floating Village & Rulous Group
Travel in style with a helicopter flight over the famous Angkor Wat, the Roluos Temples and the vast Tonle Sap. This special experience is a wonderful way to gain a unique view of these fascinating historical sites and the lush Cambodian countryside.
Helicopter Flight - Angkor Wat Circuit & Temple Tour
Gain a new perspective on one of Asia's most iconic sites, as you enjoy a helicopter ride around the magnificent Angkor Wat. Whilst this is a short experience, it is sure to be a memorable one, and a wonderful addition to any special trip.