Five Star Alliance
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Angkor What? The Allure of Cambodia’s Khmer World Heritage Site
December 5, 2005By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Angkor

Monkeys giggle above in the trees. The sun is scorching hot overhead. From the road, the jungle overgrowth suddenly parts to reveal the majestic domes of ancient Angkor Wat. Fragrant orange blossoms hang from the trees, matching the brilliant robes of the Buddhist monks who are seated around the temples. Welcome to the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia. Spread out over 400 square kilometers, Angkor's Archaeological Park includes hundreds of temples of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century. Watch the sun set (or rise) over the magnificent Angkor Wat (the largest and most celebrated of the temples), gaze at the huge stone heads at Bayon, and walk through the mysterious calm of Ta Prohm, where trees' gnarled root systems are slowly overtaking the temples. (And after all, this was where Angelina Jolie's Laura Croft toted those big-- um-- guns on the set for Tomb Raider!!! Sweet.) Where to stay? Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor, of course. With 60,000 sq meters of tranquil gardens, Cambodian art and architecture, and superb restaurants and spa.

Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor, Official Site

Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor, Five Star Alliance


Related Hotels

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Sathon, Thailand

In this sprawling metropolis, Banyan Tree Bangkok stands out as... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Banyan Tree Bintan

Bintan Island, Indonesia

Hike in a rainforest teeming with giant trees and lush life,... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Banyan Tree Phuket

Cherngtalay, Thailand

An island paradise of golden sunsets and perfect moments, Phuket... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra offers five-star accommodations close... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


A proud prominent feature at the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating: