Is visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia on your bucket list? There are plenty of luxury hotels to choose from. Here’s a new resort with a local touch? Phum Baitang opened in September near Siem Reap in Cambodia and has plenty to attract luxury visitors.
Where: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Why go? Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage wonder and a legacy of the Khmer Empire. This architectural wonder was originally a temple to worship the Hindy god Vishnu. But these days, people flock to see it while learning about one of Asia’s most fascinating ancient cultures. Angkot Wat was built in the 12th century and is still one of the largest religious monuments on earth.
Tip: To avoid the crowds, visit from June to October (during the rainy season). Visit the temple early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Another way to avoid the crowds is to start your temple visit at the East Gate.
Rates: Villas at Phum Baitang from USD400 in low season.