Angkor Wat Apsara dance Candlelit dinner

Amansara

  • Address: Road to Angkor, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Hotel Features: 24 suites including 12 Suites and 12 Pool Suites
  • Location: 15-minute drive from Siem Reap airport

Located in Siem Reap, the cultural capital of Cambodia, just 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor, Amansara was once the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk. Today, the walled garden compound serves as a tranquil 24-suite Angkor Wat luxury resort with the ambience of a gracious home. Amansara derives its name from the twinning of the words ‘aman’ (Sanskrit for ‘peace’) and ‘apsara’, the heavenly nymphs of ancient Hindu texts. So all-embracing was their influence on Cambodian mythology and its numerous expressions that delicate apsara bas-reliefs decorate practically every Angkor temple. Once known as Villa Princere or Villa Apsara, this former royal retreat was built by French architect, Laurent Mondet, in 1962 for King Sihanouk to accommodate visitors unable to stay at the royal residence nearby. Quintessentially ‘60s in character, it featured cool, low-slung chalets spaced around an irregular-shaped swimming pool and shady lawn.

• Dining Room

• Library

• Swimming and lap pools

• Gallery

• Roof Terrace

• Amansara Spa

“Out of the Ordinary” – Big thank-you to the Amansara family for this great moment!
“A Great Base” – The Aman has never failed me, and my standards are high!
“Pampered Amongst Historical Grandeur” – Our lasting impression? The genuine warmth of the smiles on their beautiful faces.
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