Le Méridien Angkor is located in the heart of the former capital of the Khmer empire. As one of the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, Angkor encompasses the remains of numerous temples and structures, giving today’s visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the daily life of this ancient civilisation.
The most renowned temple on the Angkor plain—Angkor Wat—is a must-see. The massive temple complex is rife with imagery, sculpture, and art. Its distinctive towers symbolise Meru’s five peaks; the surrounding wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world; and the moat symbolises the ocean beyond sunset from Phnom Bakheng—one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor.
Left relatively untouched since its discovery in the late 19th century, the temple of Ta Prohm is also a notable attraction. The intertwining of nature and architecture gives the temple its uniquely mysterious appeal. The temple of the Banteay Srei is another favourite—especially charming due to its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and magnificent decorative carvings.
Siem Reap boasts many attractions and offers additional insights into Cambodian culture. Vibrant Pub Street is the perfect place to go for a night out, while day and night markets offer local fare. Exquisite Khmer artisanal skills thrive at Les Artisans d’Angkor, a workshop and gallery dedicated to preserving the traditions of stone carving, prints, and handmade silks.
For nature lovers, a swim in the waterfalls of Phnom Kulen and sunset over the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake are unforgettable experiences. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Angkor Golf Course, Cambodia’s first PGA-standard championship golf course. Designed by Nick Faldo, the 7,230-yard, 72-par course is just 15 minutes by car from the resort.
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