In the shadow of a world wonder, discover the many other facets of local life through immersive experiences. Ride through the surrounding countryside by horseback. Retreat to the resort for spa bliss and culinary adventures. Wherever your passion takes you, Anantara will help curate your ultimate journey.
Gain exclusive access to Conservation D’Angkor’s stockpile of hidden treasures. Originally charged with protecting all of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer artefacts and Angkorian temples, Conservation D’Angkor houses and safeguards 6,000 valuable sculptures that originally stood in Angkor Wat. Wander amongst stone heads from gods and demons, Buddhas, lingas, and hundreds of wood statues for an inspiring trip through history.
Cambodian Cultural Village
Immerse yourself in Cambodia’s history as legends and folklore come to life at the Cambodian Cultural Village, a celebration of traditions, history and practices of the various ethnic groups of Cambodia and a charming feast for the senses. An energetic troupe of Cambodian youths recreate the diversity of Cambodia’s cultural groups through theatre, acrobatics and dance.
Golden Silk Farm
Dedicated to safeguarding this dying art, the Golden Silk Farm practises traditional Khmer methods and techniques of golden silk production. This working farm offers unique insights into this ancient craft, and has provided employment opportunities for orphans and disadvantaged rural people in the surrounding area since 2002.
The jewel in Cambodia’s crown, Angkor Wat is a stunning testament to the dedication and ingenuity of the ancient Khmer empire.
Angkor Wat was built by a Khmer king in the first half of the 12th century, and represents the architectural and religious pinnacle of this ancient society. It is regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World due to its impressive size and distinctive artistic style. No trip to Cambodia is complete without experiencing it.
Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, Ta Prohm is famous for its stone pillars and carvings that intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle.
Our resident Temple Guru showcases the hidden gems, little known secrets and tucked away places of the Angkor temples. Embark on unique, tailor-made temple itineraries. A journey with our guru provides an authentic insight into the area’s heritage and brings ancient myths and legends to life.
Hit the road with a guided bike tour and discover the natural beauty of Cambodia. The area’s relatively flat terrain makes riding a breeze for anyone that can ride a bike. See a different side of the temples and surrounding countryside from the comfort of two wheels. For further adventure, combine your trip with a kayak tour through the floating villages of Tonle Sap.
Head beyond the temples and get off the beaten path for an exhilarating four-wheeled journey around the Cambodian countryside. Safe, simple to use and incredibly fun to ride, a quad bike is your passport to adventure.
From sunrise to sunset, horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable. With placid ponies for beginners through to lively geldings for advanced riders, we are able to customise the perfect tour for your needs and ability level.
Take to the skies and fly over the Cambodian countryside in a powered glider. Explore the area’s monuments and temples from a unique perspective. A truly inspiring experience not soon forgotten.
Angkor Zipline Tour
A shriek echoes across the towering trees of old growth forest as a family of primates marks their territory with song. Join their chorus as you fly across the jungle canopy on your zipline adventure. Crisscrossing the jungle, you’ll be rewarded with exhilarating views of the surrounding area as you traverse the treetops by zipline and suspended bridges.
Get off the main roads and explore the rugged side of Cambodia with a vintage Jeep, powering through terrain that other vehicles simply can’t manage. Traverse through remote villages, rice paddies and barely used roads. Experience the beauty of the Cambodian countryside, the intrigue of the overgrown jungle temple of Beng Mealea, and the fascinating floating village of Kampong Khleang.
Motorbiking and Trekking
Combine the exhilaration of riding your own motorbike with a trek to the sacred mountain of Kulen, birthplace of the Khmer Empire. Leave the crowds of the main Angkor complex behind and feel the wind rush across you face as you pass through quaint countryside and rice fields. Reaching Kulen, wander through the jungle and admire the thousands of linga carvings under the water stream. Cool off under the spectacular cascades of the waterfall.
Traverse idyllic Cambodian landscapes and witness traditional lifestyles from the comfort of your private Vespa. Embark on a voyage of discovery as you cruise through ancient ruins, rice paddies and lotus ponds, taking in all the majesty from your wide seat with secure backrest.
Sunset at Chong Khneas
Relax and take in the stunning natural beauty of Tonle Sap Lake, as we navigate our way through floating houses, markets, villages and schools. Meet some of the lake’s more unusual residents with a tour of a fish and crocodile farm, and learn about man’s influence on the lake with a visit to the Gecko Environmental Education Centre.
As the light begins to fade, watch the sun sprawl across the horizon while enjoying a mouthwatering Asian tapas selection and chilled beers.
Kompong Phluk the Flooded Forest
Witness the incredible stilted houses of Kompong Phluk, as you drift past fishermen, boat makers, schools, markets and throngs of waving children.
Following your time at Kompong Phluk, you’ll float your way to the flooded forest, where you’ll glide through a labyrinth of submerged trees and the only sounds you’ll hear are the rhythmic paddle of the oars.
Cherish quiet seclusion and take the road less travelled with a voyage to this remote village. Discover quiet floating villages and towering homes on stilts. Meet the students and teachers at a floating school and hand out valued school supplies.
Enjoy the cool breeze off the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and gaze in amazement at the stunning variety of bird life in this complex eco-system.
The Courtyard and Apsara Show
Dine in royal Khmer style in a traditional courtyard evoking Angkor’s monumental heritage. Apsara dancers emerge beneath frangipani trees alongside cascading waters. A private performance inspires your evening meal.
West Baray Rice Paddy
Combine a spectacular dining experience with a visit to local markets, where you can shop, see local crafts being made, and meet friendly locals before catching the sun slip over the horizon of this expansive lake.