Amidst the leafy but vibrant streets of Siem Reap lies The Aviary Hotel. Like its namesake, the beauty and diversity of birdlife native to the Kingdom of Cambodia is celebrated through motifs of their feathered-winged friends. Locally commissioned, these artworks can be found throughout the 25-room oasis, while their real-life counterparts can be spotted flying overhead as one is lounging poolside. As part of their newly unveiled Siem Reap Retreat package, available from 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019, guests are given the best of both worlds – an eco-friendly sanctuary to return to after a day’s journey discovering Siem Reap through the eyes of local Cambodians.
Known best for Angkor Wat, discover a different side of Siem Reap – a city with strong Khmer roots still rebuilding itself with an electrifying energy characteristic of many emerging nations. Guests of the Siem Reap Retreat package are invited into Theam’s House, a three-in-one house, atelier, and gallery showcasing modern art pieces inspired by traditional Khmer art and culture by Cambodian artist Lim Muy Theam. In the same vein, enjoy a show in the best seats in the house for two at Phare, The Cambodian Circus and social enterprise. Imbued with themes such as poverty, conflict, and relationships, embark on a journey through musical theatre and circus arts inspired by the real-life experiences of its creators and performers. At APOPO, discover the history of conflict in Cambodia and come face-to-face with the heroes trained to save thousands of lives daily by detecting landmines – rats, or more affectionately, HeroRATS.
Siem Reap is also home to unique dining and shopping experiences. Known for its abundant use of aromatics, guests are offered a variety of dining experiences with the highlight being a 3-course set dinner for two at Chanrey Tree. Situated in a traditional wooden Khmer house, one can indulge in one of Cambodia’s most delectable traditional countryside cooking in a lush and contemporary courtyard overlooking the Siem Reap River. Guests are also offered a visit into the exclusive DFS-Cambodia lounge where one can rest their weary soles and sip on a flute of champagne or a demitasse of espresso after fulfilling all their luxury shopping needs.
The Aviary Hotel’s Siem Reap Retreat package is priced from US$435 to US$636 and also includes a 3-night stay with WiFi access, daily breakfast, and roundtrip airport transfers, for two at the hotel. To make a reservation, please call +855 (0) 63 767 876-8, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For bookings through The Aviary’s website, please use the promo code: Retreat2018.