Somewhere near Siem Reap in Cambodia, gateway to the renowned World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat stands Phum Baitang, a tranquil five star resort. In the midst of the country’s lush, ever-green foliage and wide paddies, Phum Baitang, which means “Green Village” in Khmer, beckons to local and foreign tourists, or people, who simply want to get away from all. the hustle and bustle of today’s noisy, polluted asphalt jungle.
Authentic Cambodian Villas
This enchanting resort lies, leisurely in eight acres of rich greenery and wide cool paddy fields. It has forty five (45) spacious, lots-of-elbow-room, wooden villas on stilts with thatched roofs that give them that authentic Cambodian country look. Twenty five of these grand villas have their own private terraces and gardens that look out to a scenic view of mother nature, almost untouched. Another twenty have their own private plunging pool for complete, refreshing fun..
Within a few steps from the villas is the luxurious Spa temple, ready to indulge your most lavish wish for relaxation with seven treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and a chill-out area. Complementing these facilities are a Yoga pavilion, a work-out room with state-of-the-art health equipment and a 50-meter outdoor swimming pool.
In this expansive property stands an ancient farmhouse that’s been transformed into a comfortable, laid-back lounge with rattan wing chairs and posh, richly-designed, hand-woven oriental carpets reminding guests of Cambodia’s golden years. It’s a great place to enjoy your fresh cup of Arabica coffee while waiting for your hubby to get out of the pool.
Around this Cambodian village-like cluster, what will take guests to and from the various resort areas are a customized local mode of transportation, called Tuk-tuks. It’s a lot of fun riding them!
A time for great food!
When you feel it’s time to enjoy some good eating, it’s the hotel’s Bay Phsar restaurant to go to. It’s got that market feel that allows you to choose your own fresh ingredients, veggies and spices plucked directly from the resort’s own gardens for locally-inspired cuisine and where the served rice actually comes from the surrounding rice paddies. Or, you may choose the resort’s other restaurant that offers a wide range of international dishes, also using freshly reaped organic herbs and vegetables..
When you want to unwind and simply have a good, relaxing time, or when the historian in you wants to explore the wonders of the ancient culture of Cambodia, it’s Phum Baitang, 10 minutes away from Angkor Wat.