Everyone’s dream holiday destination is a combination of sun, activities and down time. More recently, though, vacationing trends tend to revolve around luxurious locations, yes; but the ideal holiday has a historical and cultural element to it, too. When it comes to the perfect destination, Siem Reap has it all. The history of the Kingdom of Cambodia is incomparable; this nation was established by powerful God Kings as the largest empire on earth.
With Angkor Wat as an unmatched legacy in this beautiful part of the world, Siem Reap has both the historical and the cultural side of things covered. When it comes to luxury dwellings, however, Templation Angkor is other-wordly. What better way to explore Cambodian culture than to be situated right in the heart of it? This boutique hotel is one of the only hotels in Siem Reap with the gates of Angkor right at its doorstep, and when you check in you instantly know that you've arrived at somewhere very, very special.
With clean lines and an amalgamation of modern architecture and natural finishes, Templation sits well within its Cambodian environment. The eco concept behind this beautiful space is clear; Templation is designed to enhance natural airflow, with solar panels and vegetal roofs, and interiors with both pops of colour and muted tones. With a modest 41 villas and suites, many with their own private pool, this is a stylish oasis to return to after a day out in the sticky Cambodian heat.
The City in which all this culture lies is a vibrant environment in itself. With tropical plants at every turn and its constant developing culture, it’s safe to say that adventure is accessible at the drop of a hat. Templation offers various excursions too; you can enjoy the tanquility of Tonle Sap, one of the most alluring lakes in the world where you might catch Cambodian locals fishing for their supper. For animal lovers, why not take a trip to the Airavata Elephant Sanctuary? Located in the depths of Ratanakiri rainforest, here the elephants are properly taken care of in an ethical alternative to mass tourism.
The temples of Angkor are not only one of the great wonders of the world, but are also collectively the largest historical monument ever constructed. To have this epic site just minutes away from your hotel is truly special.
And let's not forget Templation's tranquil on-site spa by Bodia – after all the sightseeing, both your skin and feet will thank you for it. Choose anything from the full body massage of your life, to typically Cambodian treatments that will leave you both smelling and feeling invigorated. All in all, we're not sure that this one-of-a-kind South-East Asian location can be beat – but please don't take our word for it.
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