Posted on 22.02.2017 under Resorts & Hotels
Step onto the grounds of Phum Baitang and be prepared for any previous notion of Siem Reap to be irrevocably altered. Away from the bustling, tourist-frequented town lies ‘The Green Village’, Phum Baitang, just a ten minute drive away. The resort offers a truly authentic Cambodian experience, in the nestles of eight acres of luscious gardens and paddy fields that are so characteristic of the Angkor landscape.
Taking cues from typical homes of local rice farmers, Phum Baitang’s Terrace and Pool Villas are humbly designed huts that present open plan spaces of wooden design, with low-key rustic and charming adornments such as lantern-style lighting and stone bathtubs. Hues of rusted orange, cream and beige summarise the crafted design perfectly, presenting uncomplicated interiors. This subdued style is extremely well thought-out and purposeful - the overall aesthetic is stunning, juxtaposing perfectly with the airy and bright green environs.
Journey through the culinary crossroads of Cambodia in Phum Baitang’s Bay Phsar, and even handpick your own ingredients and spices. The signature Khmer noodle dish is a must-try for anybody wanting to expand their authentic cuisine experience. Specialties from across the globe are crafted at Hang Bay, a fusion restaurant serving a mosaic of cuisines from Western favourites to Japanese dishes. The Cigar and Cocktail Lounge is housed in a century-old farmhouse, the perfect gathering place for reminiscing on Angkor adventures over a vintage label.
The broad landscape of Phum Baitang suggests endless possibility for children too; as well as offering traditional pastimes in the Kids Club like arts, crafts and puzzles, the resort’s energetic and fully-trained staff will also happily regale stories of Cambodia’s storied history on an Angkor discovery tour, or assist in rice-harvesting activities – cultural immersion is one of the many charms of Phum Baitang.
A wealth of age-old Cambodian healing techniques is employed at Phum Baitang’s Spa Temple. Paying homage to Angkor’s famed vestiges, stone carvings are etched into architecture, continuing the flawless display of culture and history in this blissful setting. Discover infinite physical and spiritual health in the Spa’s facilities, including a sauna and steam room, a yoga pavilion and a fitness room.
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