Anantara Angkor Resort

Activities

Uncover rare and precious discoveries of Cambodia’s unexplored countryside and ancient Khmer secrets with highly exclusive experiences. A warm welcome-back awaits at the all-suite boutique luxury of Anantara Angkor Resort.

Whether you wish to do everything or absolutely nothing at all, our signature resort activities and local excursions inspire you to experience the rich culture of our legendary setting in Siem Reap. Things to do range from taking traditional Khmer cooking classes to captivating bicycle tours as well as trips to the famous Angkor Wat and Cambodian Cultural Village, all of which provide unique insights into the region’s history and heritage.

Angkor Wat

Translated as “City of Temples” in Khmer, Angkor Wat was built by a Khmer king in the first half of the 12th century and took 30 years to construct. Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, later it became a Buddhist temple. The largest and best preserved of the Angkor Archaeological Park’s temples, and the world’s largest religious monument, it is regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Traditional Khmer Cooking Class

Sign up for an engaging culinary journey of indigenous flavours at Spice Spoons Cooking School. Visit a local market with your master chef instructor to hand select exotic ingredients. Choose from a collection of traditional Khmer cuisine set menus, or create your own by selecting from a range of individual recipes. Opt to have your lesson in the professional kitchen of the Sothea restaurant or in the al fresco courtyard, beginning with an informative theory session about traditional cooking equipment and the special characteristics of each dish, followed by a step by step cooking class. Savour your creations at a chef hosted meal and leave with unforgettable memories and new culinary skills.

Local Market Tour with Streetwise Guru

With our Streetwise Guru as your knowledgeable insider guide, visiting three of Siem Reap’s bustling market places offers a real sense of local adventure. From haggling over souvenirs and shopping for the finest silk, jewellery and pottery items, to finding the best food vendors and discovering the night market’s secret highlights, this trip can be tailored to your personal preferences. Travel by hotel car or local remork tuk-tuk for a private tour of between 1 and 3 hours.

Half Day Bicycle Tour of Siem Reap Town Centre

Set out on a guided bicycle tour into the historic town of Siem Reap, which was transformed by the French colonial era from small villages, pagodas and rice paddies into a bustling business hub. The journey takes just 15 minutes each way, and introduces you to the charming French Quarter, riverside attractions, arts centre and vibrant local markets, with the local history of each fascinating place explained along the way.

This hotel is at least 5 star service. Their is at least 1 staff person per guest in this hotel. They catered to our every need. It was great having the complimentary tuk tuk available at any time. Adin- one of the managers was very helpful. He recommended a great Indian restaurant in town and since we didn't have a lot of time the tuk tuk driver waited for us while we ate to take us to the circus. Hotel is spotless. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.

simchaf

Florida

This trip was part our 15th Wedding Anniversary, my 41st birthday and family hols round into one. It has always been my wish to visit Angkor Wat and our first trip to Siem Reap. We had a great stay at Anantara. Service was top-notched, from the moment we were met at the airport, to the welcome we had when we reached the hotel and I remembered, Parkraj (I might have gotten his name wrong, my apologies) said to us, "Welcome home." and he was so right. Our suite was comfortable, our sons enjoyed the space and pool of course. We had our dinner and lunch on two days at Chi, and the service rendered was really good. The complimentary tuk-tuk transfers were a great way to get to town and when we needed to travel a bit further for dinner. I did a Khmer Massage one afternoon and it was really great after I had gotten back from my own private tour at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.Thanks to everyone at Anantara for your smiles and joy in showing us how to feel at home.

Christina T

Our first stay at an Anantara resort was wonderful. Anantara Angkor Resort is well located - very close to the airport and only a short drive to all the Angkor temples. Our room was large, well equipped, and overlooked the garden and pool area. The rooms is styled with lovely Cambodian touches and decorations.We pre-booked a day tour through the resort which the guide cleverly split into two half day tours - sunrise to 8am at Angkor Wat and then 2:30pm-5pm at Angkor Thom and Ta Promh. This avoided the worst of the direct sun (though there is no escaping the heat here!). Though we only stayed two nights we had a chance to test out the spa and restaurant (in-room dining and in the restaurant) at the resort as well as the pool. All were lovely and relaxing after the temple hopping. We will definitely recommend staying at Anantara Angkor Resort and look forward to experiencing other Anantara properties.

BeeLeigh

Hong Kong, China