Authentic Cambodian experience in soulful simplicity
Hidden away between Cambodia’s picturesque countryside, vibrant Siem Reap and UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Angkor Wat, lies Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang. Entering the tranquil, green sea of rice paddy fields, lemon-grass scented meadows and rows of long-legged coconut palms, the restorative meaning behind the resort’s name − “green village” − is evidently clear.
Private terrace and pool villas capture the essence of traditional Khmer homes. Each raised on stilts with high-ceilings, walls of woven bamboo, hand-picked antiques, beautifully aged wooden floors and shutters, and your very own day bed, overlooking the storybook setting.
An authentic 100-year old Cambodian farmhouse pays homage to Cambodia’s colonial history, furnished with rattan chairs to sip cocktails and vintage liqueurs. Two restaurants – Bay Phsar and Hang Bay – offer locally-inspired Cambodian flavours and international favourites. The hotel’s Spa Temple, amid tropical gardens, offers holistic treatments inspired by ancient Khmer therapies.
There’s much to do, beyond swimming or watching the epic sunsets at the open-air infinity pool. Explore the 1000-year old spiritual and historic splendour of Angkor Wat. Cruise the floating homes of Tonlé Sap. Discover the neighbouring villages by bicycle. Receive a water blessing by Buddhist monks. Or, experience the local markets and prepare authentic Cambodian recipes with a bowl of the resort’s own harvest.