Shinta Mani Angkor Wat
Shinta Mani Angkor Wat
Shinta Mani Angkor is a lovely boutique hotel in Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is completely designed by famous architect Bill Bensley and showcases 39 contemporary designed rooms in Khmer inspired design.
Shinta Mani Angkor is perfectly located if you plan to visit the famous Angkor Wat Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temples are just a short tuk-tuk drive away.
If you wish to enjoy a few drinks after a long day at the temples, be sure to visit the Bensley’s Bar, named after the hotel’s architect Bill Bensley. The bar is located on the second floor and overlooks the courtyard. Another place where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a light snack is at the Pool Bar. The pool bar is located in a tranquil internal courtyard where you can enjoy and relax after a long day.
If you visit Siem Reap you are probably gonna visit the Angkor Wat Temples. If you are not sure which temples to visit or have a special request, just talk to the concierge at the Shinta Mani and he will organize the perfect tour for you. On my first day, I decided to go on a small circle tour which included some of the most interesting sites in the Angkor Archaeological Park. In the morning our driver and our guide picked us up in front of the hotel and the tour started with the most famous temple of all – Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the world’s largest sacred building and architectural masterpiece. This magnificent temple represents Khmer civilization at its best. After spending some time at the temple we continued our journey to Prasat Bayon – a temple of the mysterious stone face towers. Along the way, we saw a 350 meter long ‘Terrace of the Elephants’ and the mysterious ‘Terrace of the Leper King’. Our last stop was Angkor Thom Temple, where the famous Tomb Rider with Angelina Jolie was filmed.
My second day started early in the morning as I wanted to visit Angkor Wat to witness the magnificent sunrise. The hotel staff organized a breakfast basket so that we enjoyed our breakfast with a view of the great temple. We continued our journey to Banteay Srei about 16 kilometers north-west of Siem Reap The temple is also called the pink temple because of the color of the earth. On our way back to the hotel we stopped at the Pre Rup temple which offered the magnificent panorama views. All the temples were breathtaking, but you should know that they are a bit crowded.