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An Oasis at the Gates of Angkor Wat

Updated: Jun 7, 2019

Disclaimer: Thank you to Templation for hosting us as your guests. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely our own.

Siem Reap, Cambodia - home to the iconic temples of Angkor Wat, is nothing short from exquisite. When the morning light washes over the tree covered temples of the Angkor Wat complex, the stone laden ruins slowly come to life as they bask in the morning sun. Built in the 12th century during the thriving Khmer Empire, these ruins are remnants of a rich historical past. For travelers all over the world, this is a must see destination that inspires awe and wonder to those who seek its beauty.

In the last few decades, Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of a flourishing Cambodia. This city now has it all, from five star luxury resorts to hostels, budget friendly restaurants bordering fine dining cuisine - boosted by a creative cultural scene and a bustling nightlife, over a million people make their way to this alluring city each year.

We too were intoxicated by the idea of seeing what this city had to offer and wanted to ensure we stayed at a place that allowed us to do so, and we were lucky to find exactly that with Templation. This resort was an oasis at the gates of Angkor Wat. Nestled on Angkor Wat’s borders, the temples were just a stone's throw away allowing you easy access to all the historical must-see sites in addition to the Cambodian countryside. The resort embodies a modern, tropical focus with palm tree lined gardens, a large swimming pool and spacious rooms filled with natural light. During our four day stay it was easy to call this place home as it whisked us into a world of serenity and complete relaxation.

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