8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Angkor Zen Gardens Road, Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia

8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Angkor Zen Gardens Road, Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Cambodia

This yoga and meditation retreat is held at Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center, a center dedicated to those of you who are looking for the true peace of mind with the help of Meditation, Yoga, Reiki, massages and vegetarian food in a unique natural environment. There will be 6 hours or more activities each day and total freedom to use the large salt-water swimming pool in the middle of 21,000 M2 tropical gardens.

Highlights

  • Daily pranayama, yoga, and meditation
  • Use of huge salt water swimming pool onsite
  • Located few minutes from the famous Angkor Wat temples
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • All Asian vegetarian food
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center has three room options available, there are:

Bungalows

The extra-large tropical bungalows (27.5 square meters) built in the middle of the gardens can easily accommodate 1 or 2 people in single, double or twin beds. They are simple wooden bungalows with thatch roofs but comfortable with good mattresses and furniture. A big ceiling fan keeps the atmosphere cool.

Dormitory

There is 3-bed comfortable dormitory with fans and a bathroom.

Le Studio

Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center is also happy to offer a new Deluxe accommodation for our guests. Le Studio has everything for those who want extra comfort while enjoying Yoga and Tai Chi classes in the gardens: nice and bright bathroom with hot water, a big double or twin bedroom with AC and a large private terrace overlooking a fish pond.

Daily Schedule of Activities

Day 1 (Arrival)

  • 13:00 Check in time
  • 14:45 Yoga
  • 16:00 Tea break and snack
  • 16:30 Yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 2 to Day 7

  • 06:45 Yoga
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Pranayama, yoga, and meditation
  • 12:00 Lunch (optional, 8 USD)
  • 14:45 Yoga
  • 16:00 Tea break and snack
  • 16:30 Yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 8 (Departure)

  • 06:45 Yoga
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Pranayama, yoga, and meditation
  • 11:00 Check out time

Angkor Zen Retreat Center is located 3 kilometers from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia, and a popular resort town as the gateway to Angkor temples region.

Activities
  • Massage
  • Reiki
General
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Salt water swimming pool

The food is vegetarian (including milk and eggs), Asian style with a variety of dishes from Cambodia, Thailand or Viet Nam deliciously cooked by our Khmer staff. Vegetables and fruits are fresh and seasonal, some of it straight from the organic garden.

  • Enjoy the peace of the garden
  • Large salt water swimming pool for the hot sunny days
  • Visit the wonderful Angkor Wat temples
  • Just a few minutes drive to the busy Siem Reap markets and restaurants

Optional tours

  • You can take a tour downtown Siem Reap or to the many temples in the Angkor archeological park.
  • Bicycle (available at the center) tours in the surrounding villages.
  • Optional activities include exploring Siem Reap town, Banteay Srey, Phnom Kulen, Beng Mealea, Elephant and Balloon rides around Angkor Wat, Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Eco-Adventure, Tonle Sap and Floating Village, Angkor Silk Farm, and countryside mountain bike tours
  • Small circuit : Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, South Gate, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Krovan.
  • Grand circuit : Sras Srang, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Takeo.
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Activities on the daily program
  • Afternoon tea and snack
  • Access to all areas in the park
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily guided yoga pratices
  • Free bicycles to explore the village or go to town
  • Free transfer from downtown Siem Reap or airport when arriving
  • Silent meditation practices at the end of the day
  • Lunch (available on demand)
  • Tour to Siem Reap
  • Transport on departure

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

  • L
    Review by Lauren Andraski from Vietnam

    CONS Cons: - They offered bikes to rent for free, but they were not well taken care of. My brakes didn't work, and another girls tire burst. I would have been comfortable with this if there were helmets, but there were not so instead I paid to take the tuk tuk to town - I wish there had been a focus on eastern yoga as well. The classes were, for the most part, no different from the ones I could take at yoga studios in the US - I wish there had been a greater emphasis on learning than there was. I appreciated the brief introduction before meditation each day, but I would have appreciated daily lectures/discussions on origins of yoga etc and workshops on how to do and what to gain from particular poses. - I was disappointed at the price of lunch, given that $8 would buy a lot of Khmer food in town.

    PROS Pros: - Marco and Esther were great instructors. I really appreciated the variety of classes throughout the day - Marc and Fred were very welcoming. Fred even went to pick my laundry up from town one day - The food was excellent - The location was near town yet secluded. It was very relaxing and welcoming - I enjoyed all of the other attendees - The dorm bungalow was very cozy and clean

    2017-Sep-20 16:14:56

  • L
    Review by Linda Chua from Singapore

    CONS Cons: the spread of food not as much as expected..

    PROS Pros: the yoga sessions were great

    2017-Sep-05 08:10:05

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    Review by Tanika Elliott from Thailand

    2017-Aug-26 08:12:49

  • D
    Review by Damiano Orlando from United States

    2017-Aug-21 11:35:18

  • A
    Review by Anne Laure Bartenay from Democratic Cambodia

    CONS Cons: Le déjeuner non inclu à 6$

    PROS Pros: Le cadre magnifique. Le rythme des cours. L'accueil de l'équipe et la qualité des repas.

    2017-Aug-15 14:37:12

  • D
    Review by Darren Crook from Australia

    2017-Aug-07 11:21:56

  • A
    Review by Alana Kerr from Australia

    2017-Aug-02 09:11:48

  • K
    Review by Kevin Donahoe from United States

    Awesome retreat - just what I was looking for!

    PROS Pros: I really enjoyed the variety of yoga styles, and having several days to have to relax and treat my mind and body well while on a long traveling trip.

    Organizer response: Dear Kevin, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure to meet you and we really look forward to see you again in the future. All the best Fred

    2017-Aug-01 16:48:11

  • S
    Review by So Young Yoon from Democratic Cambodia

    PROS Pros: EVERYTHING

    2017-Aug-01 06:15:51

  • C
    Review by Charlie Springthorpe from Thailand

    PROS Pros: Food. Variety of yoga. Location Atmosphere

    2017-Jul-24 13:59:43

  • L
    Review by Lina Howard from Indonesia

    2017-Jul-22 01:31:23

  • F
    Review by Anonymous

    Relaxing yoga

    CONS Cons: The atitude and energy of the manager doesn't fit with the nice enviroment around, besides this, he was useful and respectful. Meditation classes weren't what i expected, a guided meditation to learn how to do it. Just sitting 45 minutes with not much guidance than the first time.

    PROS Pros: The wildness of the place, the pool , the cambodians working there where so nice an humble, the garden they made and the bungalows where really nice. The beautiful energy of Darya the turkish teacher.

    2017-Jul-20 07:50:57

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jul-13 00:02:06

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    Review by Marie-Claude Plourde from Vietnam

    Oasis naturel pour se reposer

    CONS Cons: Sans dire déçue, j'aurais aimé un peu plus de diversité pour le petit déjeuner.

    PROS Pros: Le site de la retraite est tout à fait exceptionnelle, en tout début de saison des pluies tout était verdoyant. L'endroit regorge de plantes, fleurs, animaux... un décor des plus apaisant. La nourriture y est excellente et les cuisinières arrivent à bien varier les repas du soir. C'est incroyable de constater que tous les visiteurs se trouvent des atomes crochus, je m'y suis fait de bons nouveaux amis. Durant mon séjour, les profs de yoga sur place étaient très différentes mais complémentaires. Comme les profs varies régulièrement, il me semble inutile de commenter largement sur cet aspect, mais vous pouvez espérer des cours très variés et de niveaux diverses. Enfin, Marc est tout à fait merveilleux. Attentionné et passionné, ses séances de méditation nous font vraiment évolué.

    2017-Jul-01 01:17:27

  • A
    Review by Abdolreza Tajabadi from Iran

    Organizer response: Thank Reza for your review. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. You all have been motivated students and we really hope that you will pursue your practice. Wishing you all the best marc

    2017-Jun-29 07:33:14

  • M
    Review by Minh Nguyen Vu Nhat from Vietnam

    Perfect for relaxation

    PROS Pros: Have really good yoga & meditation teachers. The center is located in a very quite place, perfect for releasing the mind from all stress.

    2017-Jun-28 01:19:19

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    Review by Anonymous

    Very pleasant and relaxing stay, excellent food

    CONS Cons: It can stay pretty warm during the night - so if you are sensitive to the heat get an AC room :) I didn't appreciate the fact that the deposit had to be done via a non-secure webpage (basically a simple contact form) thus sharing your credit card information without any security certificates

    PROS Pros: The place itself is very lovely, with a lush garden and great green nature all around. The pool was just perfect :) The yoga/meditation classes were also great and the teachers also introduced us to varieties of yoga and meditation such as active meditation including dancing or even a Thai massage workshop! We slept in the dorm, which was very basic but alright. It can stay pretty warm during the night though. The food is just excellent! So all in all - a very positive experience.

    2017-Jun-24 05:33:02

  • V
    Review by Anonymous

    Back to basic

    CONS Cons: Meditating feeling fear in an open nature

    PROS Pros: Meeting different people and finding inner perception of individual

    2017-Jun-18 02:11:59

  • L
    Review by Lucie Meura from Belgium

    2017-Jun-13 08:49:12

  • N
    Review by Nina Rieck from Vietnam

    2017-Jun-12 01:11:33

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    Review by Kerstin Doerfler from Laos

    Organizer response: Hi Kerstin, thank you very much for your review. It was our pleasure to have you here in Angkor Zen and share that moment with you. We are more than happy to grow our amazing community in Angkor Zen every day and you are a part of it. Wish you the best, Marc Angkor Zen

    2017-Jun-10 09:42:52

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jun-07 03:02:46

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    Review by Corinne Kang from Singapore

    Rustic getaway from city life.

    CONS Cons: The hot and humid Cambodian weather. The fact that I had to go to the city to get my caffeine fix. Haha

    PROS Pros: The rustic feel, the dogs & people (yoga instructors, resort GM and participants), the daily routine of yoga, yoga and yoga.

    2017-Jun-07 01:52:04

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    Review by Alessandro Condemi from Democratic Cambodia

    2017-May-20 14:13:22

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    Review by Nicole Mains from Vietnam

    Great experience

    CONS Cons: The music from the neighborhood was extremely loud and on the day of my arrival it started at 5am and did not stop until 2 am that morning I actually shortened my stay to just 3 nights. It's a shame really because besides the noise which can be very distracting it was perfect and that is something that is out of their control

    PROS Pros: The yoga teachers were outstanding with different styles which have a good balance. I liked the 4 classes offered everyday. The food was amazing . The gardens pool and bungalows were relaxing and was exactly what I was looking for

    2017-May-02 09:29:40

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    Review by Andrea Amstutz from Switzerland

    Tolle Yoga Woche zum Beginn meiner Reise

    CONS Cons: In der Nacht und teilweise auch tagsüber sehr laute Musik aus der Nachbarschaft. Habe zudem die Herzlichkeit des Managers etwas vermisst. Meditation ist zudem nicht für Anfänger geeignet.

    PROS Pros: Das Essen ist unglaublich gut. Ebenso die Anlage mit Pool. Toller Mix aus verschiedenen Yoga Stilen und Praktiken.

    2017-May-01 00:58:00

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    Review by Mark Fisher from Thailand

    2017-Apr-24 01:07:49

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    Review by Katharine Russell from Canada

    A little oasis of calm outside Siem reap

    CONS Cons: I had to leave too soon :(

    PROS Pros: The accommodation is lush and green, full of flowers and birds and fragrance. It is such a powerful place to do yoga and meditation, but it also is just a great place to sit, draw and think. The staff are beyond wonderful. All so kind and helpful and kindred spirits in the sense that everyone is there to gain clarity and look a little at the spiritual side of life. What a welcome retreat to pull myself together and get collected after hours of travel to Cambodia. I recommend highly! Oh and the food is INCREDIBLE!!

    2017-Apr-12 00:39:58

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    Review by Josephine Andersen from Thailand

    Big inner experience, do it!

    2017-Apr-07 01:45:13

  • C
    Review by Charlotte Van Noppen from Thailand

    Wished I stayed longer!

    PROS Pros: Incredible environment for total relaxation. The yoga and meditation classes were wonderful and the food was so delicious! What a perfect retreat to feel completely at peace.

    2017-Apr-03 02:36:17

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    Review by Lauren Howard from Singapore

    A few days in angkor zen garden

    PROS Pros: I was met by very friendly staff,made instantly to feel at home, nothing was too much trouble and if I needed to go anywhere,transport and information was organised for me. The place itself is beautiful,a little piece of paradise complete with a generous helping of delicious food, good company and excellent yoga and meditation classes, thank you for a lovely stay.

    2017-Apr-01 09:28:48

  • Review by Scott
    10 out of 10

    "Marc the manager was extremely welcoming and made everyone's stay very special. The grounds are lovely with a real family community vibe. "

    "I really liked the yoga and meditation classes, very holistic and not too instructional."

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    "There was plenty of opportunities to organise temple tours or wander into town during free time."

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    "Some advice: take the retreat address with you if you go out as most tuk tuk drivers do not know the place by name."

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    "Enjoy!"

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  • Review by Jenna from Australia
    5 out of 10

    "I was disappointed with both the manager, Marc, and the teaching staff. The classes do not cater for all abilities - they were extremely basic and not at all challenging. I would not recommend the retreat for anyone with experience or an interest in flow yoga. The advertised 4 classes of yoga a day were actually 2; the other two were "relaxation" sessions. When we spoke to Marc about it he said that the yoga classes are not his problem - even though he is the manager. "

    "The location was good, however the resort overcharge for any transport into town. If you're planning on doing the temples you're better off to do it while staying in Siem Reap - a tuk tuk driver will take you around for the day for 13 USD, as opposed to 20 USD from the resort. Be prepared to not get a lot of sleep at night due to the close proximity of very loud neighbors playing music until the early hours. The food was good though, and the grounds are beautiful. Certainly wouldn't recommend it though, not worth the money."

    "Management Response from Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center:"

    "Dear Jenna,"

    "Thank you for sharing your positive and constructive opinion. We will do our best to find a way to get inspired by your personal comments. "

    "Obviously your retreat in Angkor Zen was not for you the best experience. "

    "Yes, Cambodia is noisy… There is often weddings, funerals, ceremonies or parties in the villages. It can start as early as 4.30 AM and finish as late as midnight and sometimes very loud. There is nothing we can do about it, the whole country is the same and it is part of their culture. Find the inner silence is the best solution we can propose."

    "Regarding the tuk tuk, please know that we would never take any kind of commission and overchargeany transfers to town or to the temples. Because we know how hard it is for khmer people to earn some money. As said at TripAdvisor, you will find the fair price for a trip to the temples between 15 USD and 20 USD. And if you ask for a sun rising experience, there can be an extra fee (around 5 USD)."

    "We charge 17 USD only because we are 3 km far from town and if the driver pick you up at 4.30 AM, he will of course charge you 3 USD extra. For this price you will travel all day long through the temples ( more or less 35 km). Is that expensive? "

    "Angkor Zen is a Yoga retreat center, so we do our best to cover many aspects of yoga, not exclusively doing asanas. The 9:30am class is about breathing exercises and different kind of meditation, guided meditations, walking meditation, mindfulness exercises, creativity (drawing mandala ). Deep relaxation is part of Yoga, knowing how to relax allow yoga practitioners to deepen their practice of asanas and is a good preparation for meditation. As the 2 teachers are taking turns every days , the 2:30pm class will alternatively be deep relaxation and vinyasa on the next day. Concerning the level, all the classes are open-level , as our guests are mostly beginners but also include some more advanced practitioners."

    "Of course, we will consider this review and find a way to adapt our schedule in order to give a better answer to the need of the people coming to Angkor Zen."

    "Every situation is for all of us an opportunity to improve and to learn,and we really look forward to meet you again in the future and to share with you a new experience in Angkor Zen."

    "Finally, let me share with you this inspirational quote from a buddhist monk: What you think, what you feel and what you say is what you get."

    "Best regards, Marc"

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  • Review by Laura Lanzoni from Italy
    8 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center is a nice place, a few minutes far from Siem Reap. In December I stayed there one week; I slept at the dorm, which was good, the bathroom instead was quite uncomfortable, but I could also use other toilets next to the pool. "

    "I enjoyed the yoga lessons, thank you to the wonderful yoga teachers Jessie and Petra! "

    "The food was simple and genuine, in the morning there were yogurt, toasts and fresh fruit and in the evening a dinner with a special theme (I loved the Mexican dinner). I appreciated also the free bike service, it was very easy to reach the center of Siem Reap by bike. "

    "The garden was beautiful but unluckily there were so many mosquitoes that it was very difficult for me to stay outside. What is more, often there was a very loud noise coming from a near private house, starting from 6:00 a.m. until night. "

    "I want to add that when I arrived at the airport nobody came to pick me up, even if I waited a lot of time, and it was not the best way to start the holiday. "

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  • Review by Natalia from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "I love Angkor Zen retreat. The food is excellent even though I'm not vegetarian, the yoga classes were great with amazing teachers and the gardens and accommodation were fantastic. I love how flexible it was, no obligation to take part of any activity, which is good as I could visit the temples and town while staying there. I would definitely go back there and recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Siem Reap as well as practice some yoga."

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  • Review by Melissa St. James from CA USA
    9 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen Garden was great. The accommodations were charmingly rustic (the shared bathroom was unexpected but my cabin was only a few steps away so it was fine.). The food was excellent and Marc was very helpful in arranging my trip to view the temples and with airport transfers. LOVED all the dogs, cats, chickens...and the yoga (loved that it was a mix of Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra and not just all one style)and meditation was wonderful. Highly recommend this place!"

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  • Review by Talia from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "If you are looking for a little piece of oasis in Siem Reap look no further. Angkor Zen gardens are located 3 km out of town and a 20-minute tuk tuk ride from the airport. The pick up from the airport is free of charge and all drivers working for the center are kind and helpful. The center itself is nestled among beautiful gardens and offers 4 daily yoga classes and one meditation class. 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. classes are more dynamic while 9:30 a.m. is Pranayama and 4:30 p.m. was yin yoga. All, of course depends on the teacher, when I was there, there were two of them, Jesse, who was absolutely brilliant and Petra, who gave an impression she got there by mistake. The food was vegetarian and delicious (10/10) and it was easy to meet fabulous women with whom I eventually explored Angkor Wat and then city of Siem Reap.The downside is that there is a local temple close by and they love celebrating all big occasions in the early morning hours and waking up the neighborhood. I stayed in a bungalow and it was simple but clean and simple. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay during my 6 days visit and if an opportunity arises I would go back for another few days. "

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  • Review by Dido from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "My stay at Angkor Zen Gardens was lovely wonderfully restorative, a gentle atmosphere created by all the staff. Fantastic yoga teachers who managed to create classes to suit all abilities. The food was delicious and the other guests all fun. The pool and the Khmer massage were wonderful."

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  • Review by Fabian from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen is a perfect place to escape the daily routine. The garden and the facilities are beautiful to find silence and time for relaxing. I really enjoyed the great food and the yoga sessions. The staff including the yoga teachers are awesome and Marc is a perfect Manager in organizing everything you need for a perfect stay. I really appreciate Angkor Zen and definitely will come back."

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  • Review by Jessica
    10 out of 10

    "I am very happy to write a review for Angkor Zen gardens and give them 10 out of 10. The location is good, far enough from town that most of the time all you hear whilst meditating are the crickets, the frogs and the birds, yet close enough to cycle in for lunch each day on one of the bikes provided by the center."

    "The staff are lovely and did everything to make me feel welcome, the food is delicious and I learned a lot about different yoga practices, some of which I had never done before. I enjoyed the pool and felt reluctant to leave after 3 1/2 days as I was just starting to feel truly relaxed."

    "I would like to add, however, that the information on the BookYogaRetreats website is inaccurate in that the retreat is advertised as 3 nights and 4 days, whereas it is actually 3 nights and 3 days, from 1 p.m. on the day of arrival until 11 a.m. on the day of departure, so in fact just under 72 hours. As it was low season I was able to arrive before 1 p.m. on the first day and join in with all the classes on the last day, but as breakfast was the only meal included on the last day I paid for dinner. I feel that it would be helpful to clarify that it is actually 3 days on your website. "

    "BookYogaRetreats response:"

    "Thank you for the review that you have provided. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center. The retreat is listed as 4 days / 3 nights as it is our standard format at BookYogaRetreats to include the arrival and departure days and we also make sure to indicate the Check In and Check Out time as well. We appreciate the feedback that you have provided as it will help us find ways to improve the listing on our website. Again, thank you for your helpful comments and we hope you will visit BookYogaRetreats for your future holiday plans."

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  • Review by Karen Carlson
    10 out of 10

    "Everything about Angkor Zen was phenomenal! The accommodations were perfect, the food was delicious, and the instructors were great. Added a few days extra because I had such a lovely time. Would give the highest recommendation to stay at Angkor Zen!"

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  • Review by Adrianne Portero from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I had an incredible experience at Angkor Zen Gardens. The guys who ran it are very welcoming, professional, and dedicated to what they do."

    "I would recommend staying at the retreat for your entire stay (instead of using it as a source of food, shelter, and an occasional yoga class). "

    "We stayed for 3 days and wished we could have extended. There are four yoga classes, meals, a tea time and an evening meditation class daily. There is a beautiful pool area and a communal space with a nice little library and good WIFI. They also offer massages (at an extra cost, only like 10 dollars!). The yoga classes varied from ashtanga to pranayama to Yin yoga to the Vinyasa flow class. I recommend attending EVERY class offered, you won't regret it!"

    "The food was delicious! Even better, you feel amazing after you eat it! Breakfast consisted of yogurt, fruit, granola, toast and tea. Lunch and dinner were Cambodian style, vegetarian soups and stir fries with salad and rice. For dessert: mango, lychee, dragon fruit or watermelon!"

    "I highly recommend Angkor Zen Gardens. It's affordable, authentic, invigorating and worth every penny! Five stars!"

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  • Review by Sandra Blanchard
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing yoga And meditation retreat. Very well organized ( tuk tuk to go to Angkor Wat, airport transfer etc..). It is relaxing ( massage and peaceful area) and flexible about the program too ( free to choose which classes we want to go). The pool is huge and nice! The food was delicious ( even not vegetarian ! )and people who's working there are definitely amazing. I would definitely recommend to go there. I had such a nice time !"

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  • Review by Nancy Gayle Button
    9 out of 10

    "I enjoyed my stay at Angkor Zen Garden Retreat Center. The staff was friendly and helpful. The manager was proactive about helping to get whatever you needed to make your visit pleasant, such as a tuk-tuk to get to town or arranging a massage, etc. The huts were adorable; could have used a bit more light in them. The schedule for yoga and activities throughout the day was great. The yoga classes were varied and well taught. The saltwater pool was wonderful.The vegetarian meals were excellent. The communal dining made for lots of interaction between guests. The only complaint I had was how loud the nearby venues were at night. A monastery as well as some venue with weddings played music loudly throughout the night, Bring earplugs. Overall, it was a great vacation. I wished I could have stayed longer."

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  • Review by Margarita Landeira from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had a very pleasant time at Angkor Zen Gardens. The people working there are very nice and welcoming. The yoga teachers and the classes were excellent, ensuring a variation of yoga and meditation sessions according to the group’s experience. The accommodation was simple, but nice and clean. The food was delicious and always on time. While being there I forgot all about the rest of the world and after a week I came back home totally relaxed and full of renewed energy. I definitely recommend it!"

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  • Review by Federica Chiappe
    10 out of 10

    "I spent 4 fantastic days at Angkor Zen, exactly what I needed to detox from busy London and Phnom Penh. Everything was great: Tammie and Katia, the two yoga instructors, were very enthusiastic and keen to create the perfect class for the day and climate. Bruno had me start meditation and get interested in reiki. The food was absolutely delicious, fresh veggie and always different- the home made breakfast was especially great. And generally a lovely place to spend time- the pool, hangout area with lots of books and interesting people, lush garden and a great escape, thank you!"

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  • Review by Tiffany Geer
    10 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen Garden Retreat Center was everything that I could have imagined, plus some. It was my first yoga retreat ever and it absolutely blew away any expectations. The people here are so kind and so helpful for anything you need. Oh my goodness the food; every meal was heaven! I was sad to leave because I wanted to eat that food forever. The yoga session and meditations were all different and kept you excited for the next class. Some examples of what we did while I was there: Sound Healing, Laughing/Partner Yoga, Trauma Release Exercise (TRE), Walking Meditation, Laying Meditation, Seated Meditation, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and I even got a Reiki Healing session done! Each day was a surprise for what we would do and I absolutely loved every session. Angkor Zen Garden is also a short tuk-tuk ride to the Night Market/Pub Street if you feel the need to go out and explore Siem Reap for a day. They also have tour guides that will take you to Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and the surrounding temples from the retreat center (from what I've heard, these guides are fabulous and highly recommended by everyone who had them). Overall, I was very pleased with my 4 day/3 night retreat and wished I could have stayed longer. I'm grateful for the experience that I had and everyone there that made it so spectacular. I would highly recommend this wonderful place to anyone interested in learning a little more about yoga, meditation, and your own mind. :)"

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  • Review by Christine Tong
    10 out of 10

    "Had a great although a little tiring time at Angkor Zen. Although I practice yoga daily, I only do about 20-30 minutes at a time, so stepping up to four yoga sessions a day meant I was glad to go to bed at 9pm! However, you don't have to do all the sessions. There is no pressure to attend any sessions, and you can come and go from the retreat whenever you like. The food is amazing! Very delicious at all meals (and I had the lunch too). The staff are very helpful. Marc happily arranges whatever you choose for the day, whether it's a massage (recommended), a tuk-tuk ride into town, or a tour around the temples. The nightly circus (like cirque du soleil) is well worth seeing, and supports a good cause to educate locals. The yoga tutors change every few months. The two I had had different syles, so we practiced traditional yoga, laughter yoga (great fun!), partner yoga and a stress/trauma release style yoga. The tutors were very clear and helpful, and willing to chat any time. Cats, dogs and butterflies were plentiful, with a special yoga cat that joined in on a few sessions. Made the place feel more relaxed and like a home. Overall well worth a visit."

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  • Review by Laura Tikka
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic, peaceful place to practice yoga with very good, experienced teachers. The classes vary a lot to give an opportunity to try different styles of yoga and meditation. Food is amazing and staff friendly and helpful. I strongly recommend!"

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  • Review by Jasmin Johnson
    10 out of 10

    "I had the most amazing time at Angkor Zen Gardens. I was looking for a peaceful place to withdraw to and focus on myself. Angkor Zen Gardens was that perfect place. The grounds are unpretentiously beautiful. There was always a gathering of wonderful souls (animal and human) at the centre. The yoga instructors - Laurence, Kylie and Elizabeth - were amazing to work with. It was an atmosphere of support, care and growth for all persons. The food was so nourishing! I extended my stay and was definitely very sad to leave."

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  • Review by Donna Peake
    10 out of 10

    "The mayhem of siem reap was washed away pretty quickly after a few hours of being at Angkor Zen. I really felt more at peace and loved the beauty and the tranquility after the dusty and crazy streets of the city. The pool was beautiful, the bungalows simple and natural, and the food prepared by the great kitchen team was delicious. I also met some lovely people, and of course the yoga, pranayama, and meditation were there as and when you wanted to try. It was a relaxed pace and Marc was there on hand to book transport to the temples when needed. This was one of my favourite places to stay during a month of travel."

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  • Review by Lavinia
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed at Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat, for 4 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The location was just 30mins by tuktuk from the airport and 20mins from Angkor Wat. The retreat itself was set in a beautiful garden surrounded by nature (they have 3 dogs, several cats/kittens, chickens, geese to name a few). It’s very much no frills, the basics, with simple bungalows and shared toilets and showers. But this is also part of the charm with a communal area for dinner, hanging out and wifi, as well as a saltwater swimming pool. One of the surprising highlights was the home-cooked vegetarian meals, which were delicious, enjoyed around one long table together with everyone at the retreat. We loved the fact that there were different people from all around the world sharing unique stories and experiences. Bruno (the owner) and Mark (the manager) are on hand and very helpful with any requests or logistics at these times. Yoga classes are scheduled throughout the day, varying from yin, pranayama to meditative. Don’t expect a vigorous ashtanga workout - the philosophy is much more spiritual and relaxing. If you’re looking for some peace and tranquility away from the chaotic, high-speed outside world and reasonable priced, then this place is perfect."

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  • Review by Clara Ho
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed at the Angkor Zen resort for 3 nights. The place was lovely, quietly located not too far from the main town and convenient to go around by bike or Tuk Tuk. The room was clean, simple and nicely decorated. Yoga teachers were professional. I enjoyed to have many different types of yoga being offered every day, having the variety is important to me. The food was amazing, best vegetarian meal! I really enjoyed my stay and hope to be back again soon."

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  • Review by Patricia from Germany
    7 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center is a very nice option to get to Siem Reap."

    "Positive: The site is very nicely structured and the green areas are beautiful and relaxing.The vegetarian food is really good and you have breakfast and dinner together with all the other guests at the same table what creates a really nice atmosphere.The yoga teachers are very professional and good."

    "Negative:The fact that the Retreat Center is located next to a wedding-restaurant makes the whole relaxing idea difficult to perform:"

    "In Cambodia weddings can take place every single day, they last a couple of days and the most important thing, they are terribly loud.We found very disturbing having to do yoga and mediation while very loud music was being played from 7am to 1am! Other than that, we were staying in the dorm (three beds). There was a toilet close to the dorm but no sink and the shower had only cold water, so that in the end you do have to walk to the bungalow-bathrooms. Not dramatic but less comfortable."

    "The Retreat is located in a village close to Siem Reap so that you have to count extra 4 USD for a one-way tuk-tuk ride to the city."

    "Organizer's Response:"

    "There is no wedding restaurant closed to the center. But as written on the website, there are sometimes weddings, funerals, ceremonies or parties in the villages. It can start as early as 4:30 a.m. and finish as late as midnight and sometimes very loud. There is nothing we can do about it, the whole country is the same and it is part of their culture. Find your inner silence is the best solution."

    "We are located 3 k.m. from the Old Market (Siem Reap center). Indeed there is a fee to go to town with a tuk tuk, which is 3 USD during the day and 4 USD at night. By the way, if you take a tuk tuk anywhere in town, you will pay the same fee and even more. there is no tuk tuk in Cambodia working for free. But in order to make it easier for our guest we have negotiated good prices for them. By the way, we provide free bicycles to go to town and it takes only 15 minutes to be right into the center. "

    "Concerning the bathroom of the dormitory, we had indeed an evacuation problem which has been fixed immediately. And finally, be informed that following the problem we had, we have installed hot water in the bathroom."

    "Finally, you have to understand that we are a yoga and meditation center, not a resort of any kind. You booked the cheapest package, 50 USD per day, which includes your lodging, 2 meals and the tea break, 5 hours of activities every day plus some goodies like free bicycles, free Internet WiFi, free pick up at the airport (15 minutes from the center and a lot of waiting time for the driver), free drinking water among others."

    "Cambodian visa: It is strongly suggested to take your visa online to avoid long queues at the borders (land or airports). Go to https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ for details"

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  • Review by Gizem Mutluay, United Arab Emirates

    "Angkor Zen Gardens is a great place, especially for solo travelers. The service was great, it was beyond my expectations. I love my yoga instructors and still trying to keep in touch with them. The yoga studio is inside the garden, you can check out the photos to have an idea about Angkor Zen Garden Retreats Resort. Thank you so much to everyone."

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  • Review by Joao Sobral
    10 out of 10

    "I went for a week to Angkor Zen, trying to get my zen back. Mission fully accomplished. The yoga practice is quite eclectic, depending on the teacher or time of day. Normally the morning starts with a more flow approach. There is a meditation class mid morning. After lunch there's normally a more relaxed, stretching class. After which we had another class were you work in depth your asanas, one or two per class. Food, veggie, quite quite good. Do go and enjoy. The pool is also a nice plus."

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  • Review by Pamela Hoyer

    "Angkor Zen Gardens is a perfect place to recalibrate.. The location is ideal as it is out of the city but only a 10 minute easy bike ride into town. The bikes are free of charge and can even be rode to the temples! If you don't feel like biking the zen garden staff will simply call for a tuk tuk. The Zen Garden offers many yoga sessions and the two yoga instructors complemented each other's style. What made the stay even more relaxing is that if you needed to skip a session that was perfectly fine. I liked the freedom of choice with out the pressure. The instruction was very good. In addition they offer meditation nightly. If you are new to meditation you will be given a 15 min introductory talk. There was a positive energy there if you are sensitive to picking up on energies. What I especially enjoyed was the reiki session given by Bruno and the full moon celebration. Bruno is a caring owner who is concerned with making his place amazing. The salt water pool was clean and a perfect temperature. The food was simply delicious and breakfast and dinner are included in the price. I highly recommend the Zen Garden Retreat "

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  • Review by Aleksandra Nikolic, from Dubai

    "My 5 day stay in Angkor Zen retreat has been a very pleasant one. The retreat is about 30 minutes by tuk tuk to all the temples. The accommodation was sufficiently clean and has met the basic expectation. I have had the best vegetarian food in Angkor Zen and this I must emphasise. Bruno and his team take very good care of their guests. Yoga and activities program is very good and the place has amazing energy. I would positively recommend Angkor Zen for all Cambodia travellers."

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  • Review by Anette

    "I stayed at Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat center for 7 days in June 2015.It was the most relaxing and energizing week I had during my travels. The place is absolutely beautiful. The garden is very well treated and the huts are clean and cozy. The pool is perfect to relax between the Yoga classes. The vegetarian food is amazing as well as the ginger tea. The meals are taken on a big table, which is perfect to get in contact with the people staying at the retreat as well as the teachers and the staff. The staff in general is very nice and helpful. The Yoga classes take place in an open wooden hut. The teachers are very good and professional.I learned a lot and found a lot of motivation going on with my Yoga practice. There is enough time to discover Siem Reap and its beautiful country site as well as Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples. I would absolutely recommend this place for everyone who likes Yoga, nature and nice people."

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  • Review by Mari Joy de Guzman

    "My stay in angkor zen is amazing! People there is so nice. I would love to recommend angkor zen to my yogi friends! Alex(yoga teacher) is the one i won't forget on that retreat (balance of being funny,approachable and serious on the yoga class), Bruno(owner) is very accommodating, Marc (manager) his there to help regarding the needs of the guest. Food is so great! Lovely place. Fun experience for me as a 1st time traveler and 1st time on retreat. For sure i'll be checking again and ask for help thru BookYogaRetreats.com for my next retreat. Maybe bali?! Thank you so much! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Ruth Sykes

    "I enjoyed my stay very much.Food was excellent: nutritious & delicious. Rooms comfortable &rustic.Managers very good &kitchen staff friendly. I would recommend this retreat highly."

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  • Review by Emily Gotwals

    "The retreat was perfect. It offers an excellent balance of yoga, meditation, pool time, and just good old fashioned lounging around in a hammock. My boyfriend and I are both beginners, and we found that the classes were small enough and personal enough to cater to our abilities or mood. A perfect way to take a break from the exhausting tourist activities! And the food was tremendous. We ordered lunch everyday."

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  • Review by Lucile from France
    10 out of 10

    "Très bel endroit, bungalows de charme et propres, excellents repas, belles rencontres.... J'ai passé un très beau séjour à Angkor Zen Garden. Les cours de yoga sont variés et très bien enseignés, les tarifs abordables et Marc, le gérant, est très sympa et à l'écoute. C'est un très bel endroit pour s'évader ou plutôt se recentrer quelques jours. Je le recommande vraiment."

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  • Review by Léa from France
    8 out of 10

    "Les plus : Centre de yoga et de médiation très agréable. Les bungalows, le jardin exotique et la piscine sont propices à la détente. Le programme de la journée est très complet et complètement libre, ce qui laisse le temps de profiter d'excursions vers les temples d'Angkor organisées depuis le centre. Mention spéciale pour la cuisine végétarienne excellente."

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    "Les moins : pendant notre séjour un peu bruyant en raison du jour de l'an et de nombreux mariages aux alentours. Pour les débutants quelques explications supplémentaires seraient appréciables ainsi qu'un suivi un peu plus personnel."

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    "Bonus : un lieu de formidables rencontres humaines!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Antoine B from Malaysia
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed there for 6 days and it was a great experience. The place is very well managed by Marc who provided me with a very personal sense of hospitality. I also very much enjoyed Elisabeth's yoga classes, I thought she did a wonderful job at providing options for all levels and being very personal during and out of the classes. The place itself is beautiful and meals are delicious. The location is great too because of the proximity with the fabulous Angkor Wat temples. What I think is very important in these kind of places is the feeling of being part of a small community for a couple of days while having time to introspect and also be alone whenever one needs to. "

    "I have been doing yoga for 3 years and I found the classes to be challenging for some parts while also providing enough time to go back to the basics and correct postures. "

    "The only reason why I did not rank 5 stars is because of the proximity with a very loud neighborhood. It's nothing the management can do and it's not all the time, but there were occasions when the temple/wedding/party music could have been spoiling the experience a little bit. In fairness, the music is not on all the time and there were days when in was just very quiet, but this is something to consider when booking if one cannot stand any noise at all. Overall, though, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this place. "

    "Thank you Marc and Elisabeth for wonderful time! Way to go!"

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  • Review by Zill71
    10 out of 10

    "It was with great sadness that I said goodbye to Angkor Zen. I loved my 5 days at this charming and rustic retreat. I met really wonderful people from all walks of life , enjoyed the amazing pool, all the animals especially the kittens and really loved cycling into town everyday. The yoga classes were very good, especially those from Elizabeth. The food was fantastic and I really looked forward to afternoon tea and dinner- Terese the cook is very talented! And finally Marc the manager for always being so friendly and having a good sense of humour and making us all feel so welcome! Book Angkor Zen you won't regret it!"

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  • Review by 113valer from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful few days here came away feeling recharged and rested. The schedule of classes is well thought out for doing either a full day of classes or mixing outings to temples or town. Elizabeth's instruction in particular was clear and personalized even in larger classes. The food was incredible (lunch is well worth the USD 8) and massages were as good as I've had in South East Asia. The general feel of the retreat was like a small community - including dogs, cats (which leave you alone if you don't want to get too close), chickens and beautiful gardens and ponds. Nights were noisy with neighboring parties and weddings but this is expected in Cambodia. I stayed in Le Studio -the bathroom was clean but very basic. Marc and Bruno are incredible hosts and really happy to share their knowledge and help with queries."

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  • Review by Alison W from Qatar
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful place for a relaxing yoga retreat. Lovely atmosphere, great yoga classes and teachers, phenomenal food and really nice people. There wasn't strict attendance so you could go to all or some of the yoga classes, whatever suited you. It was also nice to be near the town the Siem Reap so if you were combining this trip with sightseeing, you could leave and come back in a short period of time."

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  • Review by Helenanordell from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed in the Studio over Christmas 2016. I had a wonderful time. The location is Beautiful with a Lovely garden with a saltwater pool. The yoga is excellent and well planned with experienced teachers that challenges beginners as well as advanced students. The food is excellent and all the Contact with the staff at the retreat is professional. They are really doing their best for you so that you will enjoy your stay."

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  • Review by AQ514 from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I have indulged my passion for yoga and culture in Siem Reap staying at Angkor Zen Garden Retreat Center for 5 nights. It's located 20 minutes drive with tuk tuk from the airport and 5-10 minutes drive to the Old Market. "

    "I immediately felt at home in a friendly atmosphere, a simple but comfortable bungalow and a 15 m salt water swimming pool nestled in the most gorgeous tropical garden. The center offers 4 daily yoga sessions and an evening meditation but it is all based on a "do what you feel like" basis and is not a yoga ashram that obliges you to follow the classes. The food was vegetarian and simply delicious and everyone working there were kind and helpful when inquiring about the visit of Angkor Wat. "

    "Perfect place to unwind, chill out and resource yourself while visiting the amazing temples of Angkor Wat"

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  • Review by Josie
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Angkor Zen for the beautiful experience. The place, the food, the people, and the animals are are stunningly amazing! The getaway breath that I had here are so refreshing and recharging my life. The yoga sessions are perfectly blend into the getaway making it even perfect! i will be back!"

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  • Review by Zara
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful rustic settings, lovely fresh home-cooked food, good company and conversations and friendly helpful staff. The yoga routine is designed to keep you occupied with a full day of yoga and meditation if you wish, if not there are plenty of other activities in and around the retreat center. I left feeling calmed, refreshed and definitely more centered. I would love to go back for longer!"

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  • Review by Maribel
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at Angkor Zen for 6 days and during that time I could enjoy the nice relaxing atmosphere of the gardens, the lovely food and beautiful facilities for the yoga and meditation practice. Bruno, Marc and all the team are always willing to help and make you feel at home. I definitely recommend this place to relax after the intense visits to the temples!"

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  • Review by Anna, Magda, Szymon from Poland
    10 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center – is amazing! Me and my two friends had a great time, met very good yoga teachers, and we enjoyed 3 days there, which were full of yoga practice and meditation! The dormitory standards are very decent, beautiful, big garden, hot water in the showers and last but not least great food! For sure it is a place we can highly recommend."

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  • Review by Si M. from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "I had an amazing time at Angkor Zen Garden. It is located a little bit outside of Siem Reap, but you can rent a bicycle for free and it is a 15 minutes ride till you are in town. The bungalows are really nice, clean and cozy. The area is beautiful and the pool is awesome to relax after tough yoga classes. Both teachers Tammy and Katja are nice and professional. i enjoyed the partner yoga and laughter yoga a lot. It was so much fun! The food was also unbelievable good and healthy - so be careful it is highly addictive. All in all the stuff is nice. Marc, the manager helps you out for all needs and the teachers are amazing. Go for it, it is a great experience!"

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  • Review by Maria Francia from Georgia
    10 out of 10

    "I went to Angkor Zen after spending a few months going around SEA. I had taken yoga classes here and there along my trip, and I practice more or less regularly before going on my trip. Angkor Zen was not only a fantastic place for practicing yoga and meditation, but it was also an amazingly peaceful place to rest and regroup. The pool is amazing, the food is great, people are nice and there are beautiful dogs and cats in the premises, and you´ll be surrounded by nature. It´s away from the tourists. It´s a peaceful place. I had the best back and neck massage here. Go here, you won´t regret it."

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  • Review by Aquinlivan from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Only good things to say. The staff were friendly, accommodating and a pleasure to talk to. The meals were amazing and the yoga classes the perfect balance of challenging and relaxing. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Let me just start saying this place is perfect for a retreat. Great food, yoga classes, pool, free bicycle available, helpful staff and nature all around. I had a great relaxing and enjoyable time staying here. I just wish I could enjoy more the retreat but since I wanted to explore temples and city center as well I had to split my time here. Siem Reap is amazing. So happy I got to come to Cambodia and stay at Angkor Zen Gardens."

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  • Review by Sylvia D
    10 out of 10

    "I have just had the pleasure to spend 4 blissful days at beautiful Angkor Zen Gardens. What a relaxing and unforgettable experience. I am a regular yogini and I loved to attend many yoga, pranayama and meditation classes in a beautiful open air wooden hall (sala) surrounded by a magnificent garden. The atmosphere and silence were just perfect. A big thank you to the two outstanding and knowledgeable yoga teachers Bruna and François. What a pleasure to join their yoga classes. I loved the relaxed atmosphere and everybody was very friendly. Healthy and tasty vegetarian local food was a much appreciated energy booster. For those who want to enjoy a massage or relax at the pool, the resort also offers these facilities. I stayed at one of their single AC bungalows - simple but very clean and comfortable. After only four days, I returned home to Bangkok relaxed, energized and happy. A big thank you to the manager Marc and his staff! I hope to come back soon."

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  • Review by Claire Marie from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    "This is the perfect place; in a small Cambodian village just a short ride from bustling Siem Reap and the amazing temples of Angkor Wat. Simple, but comfortable, accomodation with really tasty local vegetarian meals provided, great yoga and meditation from Tammy and Katya; fabulous and great value massages from a local lady and a delightful salt water pool to cool off in. An additional bonus was the lovely sense of community engendered by the communal dining table and the other interesting and friendly guests. Would highly recommend it. "

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  • Review by Micheal Rais from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "My 3 nights stay at Zen Gardens were truly energizing and relaxing. Yoga classes are great and always different and the teachers (Tammie and Katia) really make an effort to add variety to the schedule, considering that if you take part in every activity you will get four classes of yoga and one meditation per day. I did that and I felt amazing at the end of my stay. The food is delicious and Marc, the manager, is friendly and ready to help to organize whatever is needed (trip to the temple, tuk-tuk ride etc..). I stayed in the dorm room, which is rather basic but very clean, a very good deal for money. One of those place where I would love to return soon... "

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  • Review by Justin from China
    10 out of 10

    "Simply put, this was one of the best holidays I've ever had. I travel a lot for work and this stay was the perfect antidote to the often sterile experience of business travel. Everything at this place is personal and charming. Meals are shared and it's a real chance to chat to other people at the dinner table. I won't say anything more about the food...check out the other reviews...it's simply fantastic. Marc the manager is incredibly helpful and organizes everything for you...taxi's, travel, onsite massages or whatever else you need. The swimming pool is a great feature and I swam a few laps every day...bring goggles! To ensure this will be what you want in a break, you should know the following:it is primarily a yoga and meditation retreat, the rooms very are simple, which fits with the point above, there are monks that sing a lot, starting very early in the morning...I found it charming, but if this is not for you, bring ear plugs! This is one of the few places I know for sure I will definitely return ."

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  • Review by NKing from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "An oasis of tranquility and perfect paired with temples, the culture and history nearby. As I had been traveling around a lot I change my arrival day several times Marc the administrator was very kind and accommodating despite my messing things around. The gardens are tranquil and beautiful with paths leading to the stunning salt water pool."

    "The main social hub where the tasty and healthy vegetarian meals are served is also the only area you can access WiFi which is wonderful as you can stay connected but switch off...surely the point now a retreat! The yoga teachers were wonderful offering different traditions of yoga and other practices. I stayed in the 3 bed dorm, rustic but clean, mosquito nets and fans provided. Yes there were mosquitoes but the retreat is in gardens in a hot tropical country so to be expected. There is a constant flow of people from all over the world, interesting conversations, relaxation and a general sense of being away from it all yet tuk tuks and tours easily arranged. Wonderful. Thank you. "

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  • Review by Emily He from China
    10 out of 10

    "This was the experience of a lifetime and I left feeling well-rested, balanced, and physically and mentally stronger. My friend and I shared one of the standard bungalows for four nights. It wasn't a problem at all that the bathrooms were not attached to our bungalow. It was just a few steps away and never any problem sharing with others. Showers are clean, spacious and hot. There's a bucket for washing clothes and a drying line in the garden. Plenty of common areas for socializing or for alone time. Free bikes (a few minutes into town). and massages! The traditional Khmer massage was one of the best I've had during my months in SE Asia. Just don't take the slot right after lunch. And the salt-water pool...as if the entire thing wasn't relaxing enough...cooling off in the pool between sessions is pure heaven. We tried our best to attend every yoga and meditation session, although this is not mandatory and nobody will pressure you or judge you if you don't show up. I am a beginner yoga student, and I had never even attempted meditating before, but the instructors, Elizabeth and Tammy (such wonderful, knowledgeable, beautiful people) will explain, demonstrate and show you alternative poses if some are too difficult. As for meditation, Marc (another amazing individual who knows all of us by name) spent some time introducing its purpose and techniques before diving into the session. All the classes were suitable for me, a total beginner, and for others who have been practicing for years. The food. Wow. Mind-blowingly delicious vegetarian dishes prepared by the lovely ladies in the kitchen led by Risa. I stayed for every single lunch because it's just that fresh, tasty and healthy! Between lunchtime and dinner they serve tea and a snack, so you're never hungry. By the way, bring mosquito repellent and ear plugs! The yoga, the bungalow, the pool, the food, and the people (instructors, staff and guests alike)...it was really a complete and rewarding experience...a highlight of my three months in SE Asia and one that I'll never forget. "

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  • Review by Yvonne from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Well after much planning and waiting for the day to arrive , we made it to Angkor Zen retreat and it was a great way to start our holiday. We were made welcome by our tuk tuk driver and host Marco and settled into the studio accommodation. I cannot add much more to previous reviews as they say it all. The variety of food produced every day was amazing and very tasty. Vegetarian food is definitely not boring. The girls in the kitchen a delight and the yoga teachers especially Tammy was were so inspirational with their various teachings. I read previous comments about it being noisy but you are out in the villages and the noise is more chanting from the temples but after awhile you don't hear it. Besides you travel to other countries to experience different cultures and that is part of their culture. The pool was a welcome relief from the constant heat ...and met so many interesting people ... Love Angkor Zen and truly hope to come back again soon. Thanks Marco and the lovely girls in the kitchen and of course Nico the dog."

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  • Review by Pama from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I was looking for some mental rest and physical recreation. And Angkor Zen Gardens was a perfect place finding peace for body and soul. The combination of meditation and Yoga was perfect to focus on myself and my fundamental needs. The two Yoga teachers I've met during my stay, were well trained and enriched my life with useful suggestions as well physical as for a better understanding to deal with life. It's a paradise with beautiful plants, flowers, gorgeous butterflies and friendly cats and dogs. On hot days, the cold water in the pool guarantees refreshment. My wooden house was simple but very clean and I felt quite comfortable during my stay. Even I'm not vegetarian, I didn't miss any meat at all, because every day I've been surprised about the excellent vegetarian cuisine. I would particularly like to thank Marc for taking care and made me feel very welcome! "

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  • Review by Keziah W from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing oasis in the country side of Siam Reap, had the best time, met amazing people, ate the most delicious vegetarian food and the resident yoga teacher when I was there was Laurence and he was fab with great classes covering a range of yoga styles which I loved. So happy I got to experience an area away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and to see a more local area. Had a lot of fun cycling in to town most days, it was manageable and a great ride. Amazing to hear the monks starting to chant in the early mornings before the first yoga class. Loved every minute of my stay and 4 days was nowhere near long enough! Oh and the pool take me back!!"

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  • Review by Tom Delre from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I decided to leave the kids back home (Singapore) and spend a few nights here in conjunction with the half marathon. Not having the kids played a big part in how relaxing the break was, for sure, however I don't think we would have enjoyed our time in Siem Reap quite as much elsewhere.First off by far was the yoga. Each morning my wife an I had a lovely yoga session with teacher Elisa who is certainly one of the best teachers we have had. The setting is peaceful and Elisa was great in walking us through the session. Yoga was followed by a simple yet simply delicious breakfast.The setting of the Angkor Zen Gardens is very lush and they have a lovely garden. Dinner is also included and all is vegetarian which we enjoyed despite not being vegetarian. The team there is friendly and the yoga teachers delightful.I rarely give a 5 star but this one is worth it. A couple of cautions though. Firstly the place is just outside Siem Ream, which is was makes it so special, but it also means it is not walking distance to the town. Also, I think you can go there with kids but it seems to me that it is better suited for adults."

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  • Review by Laura C from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I'm writing in the airport after a short stay at Angkor Zen Gardens. Pure bliss - you will not regret choosing this retreat!The yoga and meditation instruction is phenomenal, and you cannot beat the atmosphere. Which brings me to wax poetic on the grounds; this place is ALIVE with so much life! Butterflies everywhere. Playful kittens (one in particular that will attend each and every yoga class and snuggle for meditation), dogs, frogs, crickets, busy chickens, and a neighboring cow or two. All of this, plus the music from the village (much of it prayer music which is positively delightful) makes for a gorgeous soundtrack of ambient, relaxing noise. The pool is perfect and could be found in a 5 star resort. The plants are perfect, with bright flowers everywhere.The food, my goodness, the food. I can't stop thinking about it. They sound a gong when the meal is ready and I swear to you my mouth would water when it rang (very Pavlovs dog, eh?).Bruno and crew are wonderful hosts. They will arrange anything you need, including tuk-tuk tours to the Temples or anywhere else. They have excellent massages from staff onsite and they are fantastic. I had the hot oil full body massage for 60 minutes with Theary - highly recommend this. And the price at $15 cannot be beaten.Consider staying here instead of a cheesy hotel in Siem Reap - you will see a less-tourist trodden village, and find some real, honest to goodness peace of mind. I'm leaving entirely refreshed, educated and nourished. Thank you Angkor Zen!"

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  • Review by Bettina G from Dominican Republic
    10 out of 10

    "This is probably the most personal review ever but me and my boyfriend went our own ways and I needed a place where I could put myself back together... Angkor Zen Gardens was just that.Despite the fact that I had badly sprained my ankle a couple of days before and technically could not travel, I needed to get out.The staff was absolutely wonderful in helping me get around on my crutches and ALWAYS helped me out to get my food to the table, bringing me tea and refills because I couldn't hold my crutches AND my plate at the same time.The yoga teachers Erika and Elisa are absolutely wonderful people - Elisa did a reiki healing session on me and again, it was exactly what I needed.I couldn't recommend this place enough - for the setting, the atmosphere, the delicious food and the wonderful people I met.The only thing I would change if it were up to me would be a different lunch arrangement - as for now lunch is not included in package and costs 8$ extra dollars, which for local standards is quite expensive. Since quite a lot of us were already stretching our budget to be there, we had to skip lunch for a couple of days, distracting ourselves by the pool.If there could be an option of soup or salad for 3$ per plate or something similar, it would have saved some of us growling stomachs ;)Overall though I had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend it, no matter your state of mind, your physical condition of the state of your heart. My ankle was sprained, my heart was broken and a I had a cold and yet I enjoyed all the yoga classes, the meditation, the delicious food and the AMAZING company.Thank you again for all the love."

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  • Review by Keaveney from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "I have just left Angkor Zen Gardens after a 6 nights stay that was truly wonderful. From start to finish the unique atmosphere of peace and friendliness was unmistakable. The accommodation and gardens were great and added to the calm atmosphere. A special mention goes to the salt water swimming pool. The food was also amazing... very difficult to not keep coming back for second and third helpings. Most importantly the yoga classes were excellent, our instructors Elisa and Erica showed genuine passion and enthusiasm for yoga and had a accessible, unpretentious style that would suit the most experienced yogis as well as total beginners. They were also happy to chat about yoga and meditation over dinner which deepened the experience. In fact the staff were so open and friendly it seemed like one big family that was really special. My one piece of advice is to bring earplugs as the nearby village makes a lot of noise throughout the night. Overall ab extraordinary experience that will stay with me for a long time... The easiest 5 star rating I have made!"

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  • Review by Cherry Chu from China
    10 out of 10

    "I had such an amazing time there, met the most incredible people, the food was great and the yoga teachers were professional! I felt recharged after the five days of the retreat! I highly recommending it!"

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  • Review by H S Brooks from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have just returned home from a very special 2 weeks at Angkor Zen. The gardens are beautiful, the yoga is great, the food is delicious and the staff look after you like family! Thank you so much to everyone!I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking to relax in natural surroundings. Very sad to leave!"

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  • Review by Lindsay from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Angkor Zen, a special place just outside of beautiful Siem Reap, is the perfect place for a solo traveler looking for some downtime and relaxation. Besides the beautiful gardens, pool and delicious food, the classes at Angkor Zen are nothing short of amazing. With the guidance of helpful instructors you get to practice yoga and meditation in an open bungalow surrounded by nature. My stay here exceeded all of my expectations, from the people who work there and make you feel at home to the beautiful surroundings. I would recommend Angkor Zen to anyone and everyone!"

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  • Review by Rutelee from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I have stayed in Angkor Zen Gardens at the end of August but until now keep amazing memories and often day dream about coming back to this place.It is very conveniently located- only short drive by Tuk Tuk from Siem Reap. They also have bikes in the retreat so you can simply go there by yourself. Also, if courageous enough you may reach the temples by bike. I did this in between of yoga classes and this was time of my life! :)I was solo traveler, stayed in bungalow- it was very comfortable and authentic at the same time. The Gardens around are very well preserved with lots of detail, its a pleasure just to chill around there in between of yoga classes.Yoga classes have flexible schedules which is great for someone who wants to visit temples or go to Siem Reap in between.And the food! So amazing, 5 star quality, it's all vegetarian and after such quality and creativity, I decided to become vegetarian. It's unbelievable what you can eat as vegetarian, this retreat taught me about it!Also, the staff was very nice, the owner and manager, always around if you want to discuss about yoga or other matters!Overall, amazing place! Will try to be back soon!"

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  • Review by Ebyan from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "This review is long overdue. I stayed at Angkor Zen in March 2015 initially with a friend and then solo. I had initially planned to only stay up to 3 days but ended up staying for over a week as I couldnt bear to leave this wonderful hidden oasis. I knew I would love this place after being dropped off to be surprised by the beautiful setting, which was a great contrast from the sweltering heat and noise of central Siem Reap. I highly enjoyed the dynamic yoga classes and mediation, which werent mandatory so offered us an opportunity to enjoy the city during the afternoon. Angkor Zen allows guests use of their bikes to go into the city, which is only 10 minutes away.Thanks to Bruno, his charming wife, James, Klara and the wonderful staff for a great stay."

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  • Review by Jurgen
    10 out of 10

    "Holiday and valuable retreat in oneI loved the mixture of absolutely relaxed holiday feeling and serious yoga / meditation retreat. A wonderful place in the midst of the tourist industry of Siem Reap. Go there, relax, enjoy and do something good for yourself."

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  • Review by Chris
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga, relax and some visiting in Siem ReapGreat place, just a short tuk tuk ride from Siem Reap. Fantastic food, high quality yoga lessons (you are lucky if you can have lessons with Alex, absolutely a great teacher). Don't miss some Siem Reap experiences (first the CIrcus!!!!, fantastic project to support). Staff is really helpful. Keep in mind to use the tuk tuk drivers who know the place (you can easily organize pick up through the staff). Marc was very helpful and pleasant to talk with"

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  • Review by Chloe
    10 out of 10

    "Hidden gem in AngkorI had an amazing experience here in Angkor Zen. I actually didn't expect the stay here could have given me so much positive impact. I just left Angkor zen today and I miss there already! As I already done with the temple and city visits before my stay in Angkor Zen, so I really tried to participate the sessions as many as possible. There are 4 yoga classes (inc.1 pranayama) and 1 meditation class per day by Bruno. I just love all the yoga and meditation classes I had here.Alex & Jessica are awesome teachers that even though I am new to yoga, I always feel supported as they give clear explanation for each poses and every one in the class are being well taken care of. I was also very inspired by Alex that during his sessions he always spent time to share his experience and the spiritual side of yoga.The yoga sessions not just helped me advance quickly but also nourish me from within. I am more interested in yoga now and would like to find out more by self-practice and study after this trip. I stayed in the dorm room and I really can't find anything to complain, as it is super clean and well organized (they even provided us 2 towels which are so convenient for swimming and shower!). It also equips with 2 fans so they help cool down a bit in the room.You can expect there will be noise and insects during the night and in the morning but they are acceptable and is normal in the wild. But these only make my experience in Angkor Zen more memorable and special. OH.. and the food...they are vegetarian and are simply AWESOME! Food have so much variety and I particularly love the breakfast in the morning that offers fresh organic fruit yogurt (also fresh bread with yummy homemade jam)! Breakfast, tea time and dinner are free and you can eat as much as you want. Lunch at 8 USD I originally thought it's quite pricey but once I tried it I knew all the dishes required a long time to prepared and are totally different from those $5 lunch I had in the city. Bruno, Marc, Jessica, Alex and all the other amazing staff (also the dogs and cats) here are those who make this place an excellent retreat."

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  • Review by Jacqueline Hall

    "I stayed at the AngkorZen retreat for 7 days. Bruno was a lovely host and very patient with my many questions and travel queries- thank you Bruno! The teachers were great, and were good at catering for different levels of yoga student in the class. I also took one day to go an visit Angor Wat- its very easy to get there by tuk tuk- and all prices are pre-agreed so very easy- no hassle. the drivers of the yoga retreat are good guys, with variable English but reliable.The salt water swimming pool was absolutely amazing and is open 24 hours in case you feel like a moonlit swim (which I highly recommend). The food was absolutely delicious and there was lots of it! The weddings in the house next door were a bit noisy during the day but would always finish by 11PM. Not much you can do about it- but its also an interesting part of experiencing Cambodian culture. The centre had a fun atmosphere, very relaxed, we built a sense of community by the end of the week I learned a lot - by the end of the week I was very Zen.I was sad to leave and could have stayed a lot longer! Internet was a bit variable and we had one powercut which I actually quite enjoyed as we had to switch to candle light. I will go back again if I can find the time and money!"

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  • Review by Sophie Barling from United Kingdom

    "Angkor Zen Gardens was very helpful as they replied my enquiries promptly before I decided to make a reservation.Recommend to all, especially solo travellers. Amazing surrounds, lovely bungalow and pool. Delicious food and plenty of it. Varied, interesting and educational yoga sessions."

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  • Review by Donna from China

    "Angkor Zen Gardens was very helpful as they replied my enquiries promptly before I decided to make a reservation.They were also kind enough to offer transport arrangement to pick me up upon my arrival at Siem reap. The environment of the gardens was beautiful with natural and peaceful ambience. A swimming pool was built just before my arrival so I spent time swimming in between the yoga sessions which was very helpful for me to get rid of the heat. I stayed in a bungalow without A/C but there was a mosquito net to keep me away from insect bites during my sleep. My bungalow doesn't have a private bathroom so I was using a shared bathroom which was a few steps away.Yoga sessions were conducted at a semi-open but sheltered room surrounded by trees which really provided a peaceful and non-disturbing environment for meditation and yoga. Ramesh the Indian chef made very delicious vegetarian dishes. Although I'm not a vegetarian, I still enjoyed the meals which gave me the opportunity to detox my body during my 4D3N stay. Yoga teachers were very helpful and enthusiastic in teaching us yoga. They were able to teach according to my interest and level. (I usually practice vinyasa yoga)I'm glad I stayed in this place as the people, who are vegans themselves and have practiced yoga for a while, I met there and the natural environment really made me re-think about my lifestyle and that I can actually live a lifestyle as healthy as the one I had there. I went to this yoga retreat in July 2014"

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  • Review by Charlotte from Copenhagen

    " I spent 3 nights at Angkor Zen Garden, and very much enjoyed my time there. The staff are nice, food is lovely and the resort is placed outside the city and has a big garden, which makes it very peaceful. Recommend it!"

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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