Villa Chandara - Experiential Dining
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Head to the Cambodian countryside for a gourmet private dining experience surrounded by luminous paddy fields.
This experience takes you to Villa Chandara, situated in a beautiful and tranquil village to the north of the Western Baray. An impressive engineering feat, this man-made reservoir was once integral to the complex Angkorian rice irrigation system. You will travel to Chandara by boat (depending on water level).
Spend time here relaxing and enjoying some pre-dinner drinks as the surroundings are very bucolic and incredibly relaxing. The tempo of the Cambodian countryside is truly meditation in motion. At the end of the day you will likely see ox-carts returning from the fields, children washing their water buffalos, or playing and laughing as they jump from the bridge into the stream.
While the chef prepares your dinner you can wander across the levees of the rice paddies, look for fish traps, or walk to a viewpoint over the ancient reservoir. Listen to the elegance of traditional Khmer music played by local musicians, before being seated for your evening meal.