Salakomreuk no. 498, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Photo by Régis Binard
Sala LodgesA love for the lush Cambodian countryside and its charming rural architecture led four Swiss and French friends to open Sala Lodges in 2012. They amassed 11 stunning examples of the wooden homes on stilts that punctuate the Khmer landscape, hiring carpenters to carefully select, disassemble, transport and resurrect them on a lush village-like property in Siem Reap not far from the temples. Each house has its own unique style and story to tell—the oldest ones date to the late 1950s.
Now, rather than falling into disrepair as they once were, the majestic structures are filled with antiques, canopied beds, soft lighting, and pastel-hued fabrics, updated with essential modern-day luxuries like air-conditioning and rain showers. Indigenous trees and plants like palm, papaya, and banana trees, and rice fields populated by little frogs and chirping crickets, are an ode to local village life. The generous layout of the rooms and verandas lends a languid atmosphere perfect for taking in the property’s enchanting sights and sounds while contemplating the splendor of Angkor.
almost 4 years ago
A touch of style in Siem Reap
One of my favorite properties in Asia, the stunning Sala Lodges in Siem Reap offers a unique blend of rustic and chic luxury. Spread across beautiful timber houses, it's without doubt THE place to stay in the ‘Gateway to Angkor Wat’.