Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
At a Glance
Simplicity blends beautifully with elegant touches in the spacious villas, where Khmer culture is lovingly honoured in every detail in this 20 acre resort.
Lose yourself in time as you wander among the crumbling ruins of Angkor Wat, a only a short tuk-tuk drive away.
Indulge in relaxation with a Khmer traditional massage, as the vestiges of Angkor Wat surround you in the spa.
Gaze out over the paddy fields, mirrored in the infinity pool, as you lounge under the palms.
Step away from the every day as you cycle through the paddy fields where the water buffalo lazily roam.
Watch the sky turn from blue to crimson, cocktail in hand, as you watch the sunset paint the rice waters.
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.
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Phum Baitang, which means 'Green Village' in Khmer is one of Siem Reap's most luxurious and elegant hideaways, with just 45 spacious stilted villas that are wrapped in luminous greenery and finished with high quality interiors.
Like most Zannier hotels, Phum Baitang oozes elegant and design led style with a real focus on food and service. The property, which only opened in the summer of 2015, sits within acres of verdant gardens and paddy fields and is deeply inspired by Cambodian architecture. Located just 10 minutes from the from the majesty of Angkor Wat, it's not only beautiful but also incredibly well located.
There are 45 private stilted villas in total; inspired by traditional Khmer houses these are beautifully decorated with earthy tones, dark wooden floors, and light flowing linens. They feel calming and slightly homespun but at the same time are incredibly indulgent. This is most definitely pared back luxury at its best.
Aside from the beautiful rooms, the property also boasts some fantastic dining options. Choose from traditional Cambodian flavours in Bay Phsar, with food and design influenced by traditional Cambodian markets or Hang Bay, that showcases fantastic fusion and world cuisine. Here you'll find fresh seafood and high quality steaks. Afterwards, the cigar and cocktail lounge beckons you in for an after dinner tipple with views out over the fields.
To allow you some time off, Phum Baitang boasts a temple inspired spa, a yoga pavilion, fitness room, infinity pool, sauna and steam room as well as an impressive kids' club. All designed so that you can fully indulge in some down time.
Despite being incredibly spoiling, Phum Baitang pays homage to Cambodia's heritage and history, which we love. It's ideal for couples and families that want a peaceful and luxurious retreat just a short journey from the magnificent temples of Angkor.
There are 45 private and exclusive villas, choose between Terrace Villas or Pool Villas. The 25 terrace villas enjoy a relaxing terrace to soak up the tropical sun. The 20 pool villas boast a plunge pool as well as terrace and garden. Each villa is kitted out with high tech necessities and separate bathroom and toilet. They are all beautifully decorated with sumptuous bathrooms, chic furniture and large comfortable beds.
There is a Kids' Club available where exploring, adventure and learning is all just around the corner. Both educational about Cambodia's rich culture and also highly entertaining and energetic, this kids' club will be something truly original that will remain in your child's memory when they think of this amazing place.
You can indulge your inner god or goddess in Phum Baitang's impressive and soothing spa. There are numerous dining options, with one housed in a 100 year old Cambodian farmhouse, along with a cigar and cocktail bar. There's also a kids' club and a boutique.
The hotel is fully staffed with efficient concierge, a chauffeur service as well as a guest assistant to plan and advise guests on their stay.
Victoria Langmead (Staff)
This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful resorts I have ever been to. Its the perfect place to use as a base to explore Siem reap and the nearby temples but equally, you can easily spend time relaxing by the pool for hours on end.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
Phum Baitang is a really lovely option for stays in Siem Reap. It is slightly out of town, about 10 minutes by car, and it such a relaxing place with plenty of outdoor space, paddy fields, a big pool and great restaurants. The villas are spacious and tastefully decorated with huge bathrooms and some have their own little garden with a plunge pool. The food is fantastic and the staff are absolutely charming and incredibly thoughtful, while the service is the perfect combination of attentive yet discreet.
Jack Mace (Staff)
Out of my three week trip through Indo-China I stayed in some incredible places and I have to say the new Phum Baitiang is definitely one of my favourites. Part of the up-and-coming Zannier collection of hotels the Phum Baitang is beautifully designed and has a real village feel to it. Situated just out of town the resort is blessed with a lot of space, with just 45 villas spanning across 8 acres. The villas are for me almost perfect. They are spacious, luxurious, homely & authentic a great mix. If you are not in a villa with a private pool fear not! The resorts 50m infinity pool is one of the nicest Ive ever had the please of swimming in with lovely views looking into the resorts paddy fields. Being under a year old the resort still does look pretty fresh & itll take another few months for the vegetation to mature but please do not let this put you off! For a new hotel the service is also fantastic, the staff are not only extremely attentive but very friendly too. They love to make you feel at home! The food I had when I was there was delicious, the drinks (especially the DIY G&T!) were great. I just wish I could have stayed there longer!
Sophie Jones (Staff)
Arriving at Phu Baitang felt as if I was entering a beautifully manicured traditional village. The atmosphere of the hotel is so calm and serene in comparison to the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and it was amazing to return to this after a busy day exploring. The fact that it is located about 20 minutes out of town actually felt like a positive rather than a negative as it felt that I could experience both countryside and city. The design of the hotel is very traditional but the inside of the rooms is lovely and modern which creates such a great contrast and really comfortable stay. The food here is also amazing with some really creative menus with my favourite being the cucumber soup with goats cheese ice cream incredible!
Angkor Thom Scavenger Hunt by Bicycle
Exclusive to Scott Dunn and ideal for the whole family, this unique experience takes you through Angkor Thom on an adventurous photo scavenger hunt. You'll have 11 different clues peppered across the ancient temples. Success will be awarded at the end!
Angkor Wat & Breakfast
Marvel at the unforgettable sight of sunrise over Angkor Wat, the 12th century temple complex built by the Khmer Empire and largest religious monument in the world. After time to explore its architectural grandeur, a delicious champagne breakfast awaits.
Angkor Wat at Sunrise
Experience the majesty of Angkor Wat with a short sunrise tour, the best time to visit this ancient monument and one of Southeast Asia's most important archaeological sites.
Angkor with Mr Khin Po Thai
Spend a day with a specialist guide, Mr Khin Po Thai, one of the leading Cambodian experts on these mysterious ruins.
Artisans and Galleries of Siem Reap
With your expert guide, explore the up and coming galleries and boutiques that pepper the streets of contemporary Siem Reap.
Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea Full Day Tour
One of our favourite experiences in Siem Reap that gets you out to the Cambodian countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading on to Banteay Srei temple which is made from beautiful red sand-stone.
Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean
A wonderful full-day tour that takes you out to the Cambodian countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading on to Banteay Srei temple, a beautiful a mysterious red sand-stone temple.
Behind the Scenes of Angkor
Get a far more in-depth insight into Angkor with the German Apsara Conservation Project in this half-day tour, learning all about the extensive conservation work that takes place daily to restore and maintain the world's most magnificent jungle temples.
Boat Trip on Tonle Sap Lake
Home to colourful floating villages and luminous mangroves, Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is just 45 minutes from Siem Reap. Spend time cruising the lake onboard a simple local boat, a perfect way to explore.
Breakfast at Srah Srang
After an early morning's temple exploration, take a light breakfast overlooking the ancient royal baths of Srah Srang. Fresh croissants and pastries, fresh seasonal tropical fruits, local juices, Illy Coffee and TWG Tea will be laid out.
Despite having a relatively stable economy that has emerged from a turbulent past, Cambodia remains a very poor country. This is an opportunity to see examples of charity work that aims to help some of the county's most vulnerable people.
Cook with a Celebrity Chef
A real highlight for foodies, this rural experience takes you to the home of Kethana, the owner and chef of renowned restaurant, Sugar Palm. Here you'll learn how to cook truly exquisite Cambodian cuisine.
Country Life Photography
Explore beyond the temples of Angkor and head into rural Cambodia outside of Siem Reap. Travel by tuk-tuk with self-taught photographer, Mr Kimleng, who will lead the way into luminous paddy fields and exuberant rural villages.
Countryside Life and Dining
From local villages to monk blessings and from ox-cart rides to fine dining in a paddy field, this is a truly exquisite experience that's perfect for families and couples. It's ideal for those who want to see more of Cambodia than just temples.
Explore Angkor Thom
This is one of our favourite half-day experiences from Siem Reap; with specialist guides you'll avoid the crowds and head off by foot into the jungle temples before anyone else.
Foodie Vespa Adventure
Explore the local culinary scene of Siem Reap on the back seat of an Italian Vespa in this lively and exciting evening experience.
Hidden Temple Trek
Visit some of Angkor's hidden temples on this afternoon hike through Angkor Archaeological Park. Starting at Angkor Thom follow the walls to pass through Angkor Krau. Through paddy fields you will end at Prasat Banteay Thom where sunset drinks await.
Kayaking on Tonle Sap
Enjoy Tonle Sap by kayak instead of boat to give you a more interactive and exciting view of this incredible reservoir. This experience is ideal for active families and couples!
Mystery dine around Siem Reap
Experience Siem Reap's gourmet highlights in one evening - enjoy 5 different course in 5 different locations. The dining options in Siem Reap are superb and this is a great way to experience them. You will have your own tuk-tuk driver for the evening.
Phare - The Cambodian Circus
Top of Siem Reap's to do list is the amazing and moving Phare, Cambodian Circus. Watch these talented young performers in a breathtakingly entertaining and original show. This hour-long show has a variety of performances to enjoy.
Private Temple Dinner
This extraordinary once in a life time experience grants you a private dinner in one of Angkor's ancient temples. Completely private, this experience works for couples, families or for small groups if you are celebrating a special occasion!
Quad Biking in Siem Reap
Quad bike through the countryside surrounding Siem Reap for an alternative view of Cambodia.
Remote temples by helicopter
An extraordinary day spent exploring remote and unexplored temples by helicopter and jeep. Head to Banteay, that once rivalled Angkor Wat as well as Preah Vihear, a highly disputed temple that sits near the border with Thailand.
Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen and Banteay Srei
A 1.5 hour drive north of Siem Reap will bring you to Phnom Kulen mountain range, which provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it.
Specialist Photography Tour with John McDermott
Cambodia and the temples of Angkor offer some of the most rewarding photographic opportunities. Spend a half day with American fine art photographer, John McDermott, to ensure you capture the temples at their best.
Sunset Cocktails at Angkor Thom
Enjoy sunset drinks with a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems. Relaxing with gin and tonic in hand and accompanied by the sound of bird song, this is a great way to end the day.
Taste Siem Reap - Art and Cocktails
Enjoy an evening of contemporary art galleries and buzzing bars in Siem Reap. Be whisked away in your private tuk tuk to experience some of the town's most vibrant bars and up and coming galleries, with cocktails, dim sum and dessert included.
Taste Siem Reap - For A Good Cause
Visit three of the best social enterprise restaurants in Siem Reap, travelling by private tuk tuk. Enjoy a delicious selection of food and drink, all for a good cause! This is a fun way to give back to the community and try some fantastic local cuisine .
Taste Siem Reap - Khmer Fine Dining
Spend the evening sampling mouth-watering dishes at three of Siem Reap's finest restaurants. Travel between the restaurants by private tuk tuk, and enjoy a course at each stop. This is the perfect way to try some of the best cuisine Cambodia has to offer.
Temples of the Forest
This fantastic tour is geared around avoiding the crowds, getting you to Ta Prohm, Ta Nei and Ta Keo at the quietest time of day. Ensconced in jungle, these temples are ideal for adventurous families and couples wanting an Indiana Jones experience!
Temples of the Forest by bike
Cycle through the amazing temples of Angkor, avoiding the crowds and exploring the temples at their best in the morning. A wonderful experience for active couples and energetic families.
Tonle Sap on Ella (private boat)
Experience the Tonle Sap in style! Our wonderful wooden boat, Ella, has been designed from scratch to experience the wildlife and absorb the unique floating villages on the margins of the lake.
Villa Chandara - Experiential Dining
Head to the Cambodian countryside for a gourmet private dining experience surrounded by luminous paddy fields.
Best of Indochina
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Champasak, Luang Prabang
from £6000 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- A whirlwind trip around three countries in just two weeks, ticking off the major sites in each location.
- The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is in the north of the country and conveniently located just a few hours drive from the world famous Halong Bay where dramatic limestone karsts and islands erupt from the sea.
- Halong Bay, Hue ancient city, Hoi An, the Angkor Temple Complex, Wat Phou in Champasak and Luang Prabang are all protected UNESCO World Heritage sites and well worth visiting.
Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon
from £5900 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights
- Take in the key locations of three countries in this classic tour, perfect for first time visitors to the area.
- Spend an exciting two weeks combining busy days of guided sightseeing with plenty of time to relax and unwind at your leisure.
- Return home relaxed and refreshed after a seamless journey around Indochina on this perfectly paced route.
Grand Tour of Indochina
Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Hoi An
from £11200 pp inc flights & transfers for 21 nights
- This compelling trip journeys through Indochina in comfort; starting in Saigon, it cruises the Mekong over four days before exploring Cambodia's captivating and historic capital Phnom Penh, the ruins of Angkor, temples of Luang Prabang, backstreets of Hanoi and finally ending in Hoi An on Vietnam's coast.
- Experience many of Asia's best UNESCO World Heritage Sites all in one trip, including Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang
- Stay in a variety of fine boutique, historic and luxurious hotels- each town has something to suit everybody.
Indochina in Style
Siem Reap, Saigon & Con Dao
from £4900 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Explore the architectural wonders of Angkor with expert guides, getting you away from the crowds.
- Dine, shop and explore whilst in Saigon and discover its chequered past
- Relax in your private Pool Villa at Six Senses Con Dao, gazing out across the South China Sea
Luang Prabang and Siem Reap
Luang Prabang, Siem Reap
from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap are bursting with culture and adventure waiting to be explored...
- In Luang Prabang, make sure you get up early to watch the locals offer alms to the monks, who process through the streets in their symbolic orange robes, on their way to morning prayer. Ask your guide or hotel staff for recommendations about how to dress and act correctly.
- Siem Reap is a lively town which is the gateway to the Angkor Temples, but has much more to offer than just history. Explore the markets, enjoy the nightlife and dine at the many social- enterprise restaurants. If you have time, definitely go to watch Phare, the Cambodian Circus!
Location & directions
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Located just 15 minutes from Siem Reap in Cambodia.
How to get there
Phum Baitang is a 15 minute drive from Siep Ream International Airport.
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