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A short vacation to relax into your own sacred space, enjoy a beautiful massage, or choose from our healing rituals infused with traditional wisdom from around the world. At Angkor Bodhi Tree retreat and meditation center, we offer a place to uncover a more meaningful travel experience. A place to relax, rejuvenate, and unwind, to still the mind and slow down into a day to day existence. Retreat yourself, leave your stress behind, and travel to a better undisturbed health.
We have two dorm rooms; one male and one female, each can accommodate 4 people. Both rooms have their own private ensuite with hot & cold showers. Beds are king sized singles, 2 in a large wooden double bunk and 2 as stand alone beds. Both rooms have fans, A/C and access to free Wi-Fi.
Guests can have their own room, king size bed, or a room with 2 beds with private en-suite, hot and cold showers. These rooms have fan, AC, and free Wi-Fi.
Held in a healing sanctuary that nurtures your inner peace in an environment free from disturbance. The scenery invokes an ambience of spiritual culture and ways to restore the bond between your physical body, mind, emotions, heart and spirit.
As part of your spiritual journey, we encourage you to share our passion for the Khmer people and help this developing community by volunteering your time and skills with one of the schools that we support where the poor children of Siem Reap are taught English for free. Work with the monks to educate and brighten the future for the Khmer children.
This beautiful mountain area with a waterfall and swimming hole is a popular destination for Khmer families to visit for a picnic on their days off. Whilst you are here you can visit the 1000 Linga, the Big Sleeping Buddha and enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfall.
Monks will visit daily and a great way to learn a little about Buddhism is to talk with a Buddhist monk who is more than willing to share their wisdom.
If you would like to experience a monk blessing, please let us know. There are a few different types of blessings that the monks are happy to perform for you, have a chat with either Claire or Bob to find out which one will suit your needs, and they will be happy to organize it at a time that suits you. The cost to you is just a small donation to the Monks for their time.Monks visit regularly. A great way to learn a little about Buddhism is to talk with a Buddhist monk who is more than willing to share their wisdom.
If you would like to experience a monk blessing, please let us know. There are a few different types of blessings that the monks are happy to perform for you.
Talk with either Margo or Stephen to find out which one will suit your needs, and they will be happy to organize it at a time that suits you. There is a small cost involved in arranging a monk blessing which includes a donation to the Monks for their time.
Hire a bike from us and go for a ride along the river, or into the town center of Siem Reap for some shopping, or to meet friends for a coffee! Town is just a 10-minute ride away, and this is a great way to get around the area, and watch the local people of Siem Reap go about their day-to-day activities. There are no hills around so the ride is also very easy.
While in Siem Reap, a visit to Angkor Wat temples is a must see. We offer a private tuk tuk (up to 4 people) with a day to go at your own leisure – this is an easy way to see one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. If you would like you have an early start to your day you can watch the sun rise over the towers of beautiful Angkor Wat.
Experience an afternoon with an English-speaking monk who will share his knowledge of Buddhism with you and also his own life as a monk living here in Cambodia. You will visit 2 pagodas, receive a blessing, and have plenty of time to talk with a monk. You will learn a little about the life of the Buddha through the beautiful pictographs at a pagoda, and then be witness to the evening chanting with the monks.
This tour can be done by tuk tuk or car. You will depart the Bodhi Tree at around 1:30 pm and return around 5:30 pm. Cost includes refreshments and the gifts and donation for your blessing.
See where no other foreigners go or know about in Siem Reap. Jump on the back of one of our guided motor bikes (Safety helmets are provided) and see the countryside, visit local villages and old pagodas along the way. A highlight for all our guests.
This is the floating village at the edge of the lake closest and most accessible to Siam Reap. This village has both Khmer and Vietnamese families living amidst the floating markets, clinics, schools, restaurants and other businesses found in a village. This village is about 12 kilometers away from the town center.
This is a village on the flood plains of Tonle Sap Lake, a home to families who live on one of the most abundant inland fisheries in the world. A visit here by boat gives an insight into a different way of life in another world – flooded mangrove forests, houses rising up on stilts 6 meters above the ground. This village is about 20 kilometers away from the town centre. On your way there you can enjoy the spectacular changing countryside as you move from a built up city scape into the more rural and farming areas of Siem Reap.
Visit Phasa Leur - the very large and very interesting local markets out on Highway 6, the Old Markets in the center of town, attend the Beatocello concert on Saturday nights and learn the history local children’s hospital, roam around the Angkor National Museum and discover more about the temples, watch local arts & crafts being made at Artisan Angkor along Sok San Road, walk through the very special “Made in Cambodia Markets” at the rear of the Shinta Mani Resort, satisfy your thirst and/or your hunger at one of the many restaurants and cafes in and around the Pub Street area.
Go for a 'Cambodian picnic' at West Baray, just 13 kilometers away from the town center. Enjoy a scenic tour around the West Baray area; taking in the day-to-day life of the Cambodian people living in the surrounding villages, and the beautiful countryside of this area. Hire a picnic area, complete with hammocks, and spend the day eating Khmer street food such as grilled chicken or fish, or take prepared picnic lunch instead. Have a swim in the very large, and very beautiful man-made lake that is part of the Angkor Archaeological Park.
These sites are 37 kilometres and 49 kilometres, respectively, away from the Centre of Siem Reap. Just getting there provides you with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside that Cambodia has to offer. You can take a 50-minute walk to the thousand Lingas carved into the rocky riverbed at Kbal Spean, or just visit the two temples. If you wish, on the way home you can visit the Land Mine Museum, an NGO supporting the clearing of land mines, which still pose a danger to many Cambodians living in rural areas, and are still creating new land mine victims.
Spa treatments can be arranged on request.