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Suyvisal VORN and Somvorleak RY both graduated in July 2016 and quickly found jobs in one of the school’s 19 partner hotels. Today, they tell us a bit about their daily experiences in their new professional lives. Suyvisal is one of the three hearing-impaired students who was part of the pilot professional insertion program carried out jointly by Sala Baï and the NGO Krousar Thmey. He is from an extremely impoverished family from the Battambang province where only his younger sister still lives, as his father and elder sister have gone to try their luck in Thailand and his mother, who is ill, lives... read more

The Vegan Alchemist is a fully vegan and organic brand founded in Qatar

The journey for Botany started by traveling around discovering the natural benefits that can be found in our global environment. By using the finest ingredients that are hand-picked from the best parts of the world, Botany only uses plants that have been grown organically. This approach, alongside the ancient alchemist way of thinking, Botany is founded upon the principles of healing and medicinal properties that can be added to products that we use on a daily basis. From candles to facial sprays, the concept of Botany is to highlight ancient medicinal ingredients and healing Middle Eastern spices that are proven to heal, nourish, feed,... read more

Theam’s – House, Atellier & Gallery

When you wander through to corridors and rooms of the hotel you may spot a bright yellow elephant or a colourful fish, working together in perfect harmony of the interior. Almost invisible to the eye as these sculptures blend in and fit harmoniously within its surroundings as if it was meant to be. Thoughtfully designed, these unique sculptures don’t just give presents to contemporary art, but play homage to a very famous artist, painter and sculptor here in Siem Reap. Lim Muy Theam, born in Takeo Province, him and his family fled the Khmer Rouge and were among the refugees who arrived in France... read more

Phare, the Cambodian Circus

 Imagine a big top where the stories of the past and future are told and brought to life with music, excitement, drama and humor; were circus performers do stunts, perform tricks and skills that are mesmerizing, and leave you glued to your seat waiting in anticipation of the next act. This is the magic of Phare, the Cambodian Circus – authentic, unique and Siem Reap’s top rated evening entertainment that shouldn’t be missed. But as complex and layered as the Cambodian culture, so is the story of Phare Circus. The circus itself is a project run by an NGO named Phare Ponleu Selpak, meaning... read more

Carrying-on: What to Pack for a Four-Day Trip to Siem Reap

Heading out to temple town for a four-day trip or a long weekend is just the thing to give you a break from daily stress, and packing for it should also be fairly stress-free. Resist the urge to pack a complete outfit with matching shoes for each day. Everything you’ll need for four days should fit into a duffel bag or your favorite carry-on bag. We give you some insider tips on what to pack so that you can skip the baggage fees and focus on the more important highlights of your trip! Plan to cover up Whether this is your first or your... read more

Siem Reap Art Tours

Siem Reap Art Tours – A One of a Kind Art Experience McDermott Gallery presents Cambodia’s first art tour of its kind. Siem Reap Art Tours is hosted by McDermott Gallery’s curator; Robina Hanley. Join her on this exciting journey to the city’s finest galleries and boutiques! Your Guide With eleven years of living and working in the Siem Reap art scene, you wouldn’t want anyone else as a guide for this unique tour experience. As a seasoned expat, collector, and fashionista, Robina has had the opportunity to build strong personal relationships with all of the artists and creative souls that you will interact... read more

A Trip in Chinese at The Aviary Hotel

柬埔寨暹粒吴哥文明的辉煌和壮丽着实让人震撼。除此之外,入住的鸟园酒店也着实为这次行程增色不少在炎炎夏日和扑面而来热带气息中, 鸟园酒店仿佛是一阵微凉的清风吹散了弥漫在空气中的焦躁。 鸟园走的是小巧精致的精品酒店路线,外形酷似一个巨大的鸟笼,别具一格的造型给人极具想象和发挥的空间,让人迫不及待地想进入酒店一探究竟。... read more

The Aviary Hotel – Who We Really Are

Makara Tith – Sales Manager. The Aviary Hotel takes pride in our teamwork skills & sense of community in the workplace. Like any good business, each and every one of our team members understands their role & how they all play equally important parts in ensuring our guests feel comfortable and at home in our hotel. We’ve been lucky at the Aviary in finding ambitious, hardworking, and friendly staff. Makara Tith, our Sales Manager who joined us in October of 2015, is a prime example.   Her Journey Makara has an extensive background working in management for hotels like the Aviary. Born and raised... read more

Develter’s Chin Urban & Tribal Series bedecks The Aviary

Christian Develter’s latest work is on display in the Aviary Hotel this February. The Aviary is featuring Develter’s timeless pieces from his Chin Urban & Tribal series all over the hotel. This series is a beautiful blend of modern art and ancient Burmese traditions, which goes perfectly with our urban jungle design. Develter was born in 1968 in Blankenberge, Belgium, and made his way to Asia in the mid 1990’s. He made a home base for himself in Bangkok, Thailand, where he began to learn more and more about the different cultures in Asia, and drew inspiration from the special moments we all share,... read more

The Amret Spa – A Vacation for your Mind & Body

Unwind at our rooftop Amret Spa in central Siem Reap. Whether you came to Siem Reap for work, or leisure, it’s always nice to treat yourself to a relaxing day. Equipped with two beautiful massage rooms, and one salon room, the Amret Spa is the perfect peaceful getaway. Our spa treatments include Body Massages, Body Wraps, Body Scrubs, Facial Treatments, Beauty Treatments & Spa Packages. All of these great treatments are executed by our professionally trained, and highly experienced spa staff. Our Ingredients We use all natural herbs, botanical, and marine ingredients for an authentically natural experience that will leave your skin with a... read more