Sleep Beside an Unexplored Angkorian Temple
NR56, Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia
Sleep Beside an Unexplored Angkorian TempleRediscovered by French explorer Henri Mouhot in the mid-19th century, the mysterious structures of Angkor rising from the jungle have captivated the fascination of travelers. While Angkor Wat is undeniably stunning, tourist crowds can diminish its aura of mystery and discovery. For an experience closer to Mouhot’s, journey outside the main area of Angkor to explore seldom visited ruins still in the clutches of the jungle: Banteay Chhmar. En route, you’ll pass small traditional villages before coming upon this mysterious temple. Spend the night in a private, luxury, safari-style tent on the temple grounds, feast on local specialties prepared by village cooks, and relax with a cocktail as traditional musicians serenade you with melodies in sync with the ancient landscape.