Occupying what was once the 1960's guest villa of Cambodia's retired king, Amansara is exclusive, luxurious and tranquil – the perfect retreat after a day's sightseeing offering fantastic service, delicious cuisine and luxury accommodation.
The most luxurious property in the temple town of Siem Reap
Former guesthouse of King Sihanouk
24 elegant suites, 12 of which have private pools
A daily outing is included with an Amansara guide in one of their customized remorks
Following Aman’s philosophy for zen-like simplicity, whilst not compromising on the highest possible levels of comfort, accommodation and service, Amansara is one of the most exclusive hotels in Siem Reap. Just 10 minutes from the entrance of Angkor, Amansara is a tranquil and exclusive garden enclave just a stone's throw from one of the most imposing UNESCO World Heritage Sites of over 1000 ancient temples.
The 24 suites are open plan with polished marble floors, creamy stucco walls and rich, dark Asian timbers. The rooms feel ultra modern and minimalist and beyond the combined sleeping and living area is the bathroom which opens onto a light-filled courtyard. 12 of the suites have their own salt water infinity pool.
Dining is in the imposing unique circular dining room or out on its terrace with fabulous panoramic views. Lunch by the poolside and dine under the stars on the roof terrace or in the comfort of your suite's own private courtyard. The chef specializes in Khmer favorites and elegant Western dishes and the food is simply exquisite.
The original slate swimming pool and lap pool offer respite from the heat and for a total immersion into relaxation, a treatment at the tranquil spa specializing in traditional Cambodian massage and beauty techniques is a must.
When to visit
Amansara's guides are the best in Siem Reap. I managed to have half an hour amongst the eerie faces of Bayon with only my guide and one other photographer for company.
Situated in the bustling town of Siem Reap, Amansara is located 60 minutes from the airport and just 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor, Cambodia’s world-renowned archaeological park.
Glide through Cambodia on a glorious journey of ultimate luxury, serene landscapes, and palate tingling cuisine. Taking you to places few others have seen, staying at the most luxurious of properties with unprecedented service and all in effortless style. Kick-off in Siem Reap with private tours of the world-famous Angkor temple, head to Phnom Penh on a luxury boat before staying at a spell-binding wildlife camp and culminating on the paradise island of Krabey.
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 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.
Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea Full Day Tour
One of our favorite 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.
Boat Trip on Tonle Sap Lake
Home to colorful 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.
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.
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 favorite half-day experiences from Siem Reap.
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.
Khmer Discovery Dining Experience
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.
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.
Quad Biking in Siem Reap
Quad bike through the countryside surrounding Siem Reap for an alternative view of Cambodia.
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.
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.