Sophisticated and quality cocktails in the heart of Siem Reap’s old town. Always a great mix of locals and tourists.

World-renowned hotel designer Bill Bensley gives us the lowdown on one of his favourite cities in Southeast Asia

Where I stay in Siem Reap… The Shinta Mani Bensley Collection as it is the most comfortable, luxurious and private residence in Siem Reap.

 

The restaurant you should visit…

Vibe Cafe, is an amazing vegan restaurant in the ever-growing hipster neighborhood of Kandal Village.  Looking for a juice detox or perhaps the best vegan dishes in Indo China? Then Vibe is the place to go. Get out and explore the neighborhood and feel good (inside and out) while you do it.

 

Where you should go for cocktails…

Miss Wong. Sophisticated and quality cocktails in the heart of Siem Reap’s old town. Always a great mix of locals and tourists. An artistic crowd.

 

The best place for interior buys…

Go to Louise Loubatieres Gallery where you’ll find an array of arts, crafts, textiles and design objects from Southeast Asia.

 

The souvenir that you should take home with you

Buy a well for a family from the Shinta Mani Foundation and take home a photograph of the well as a keepsake.

 

The one thing that you should do before you leave.

Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.

 

Psst… The man behind the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula and the St Regis Resort Bali is about to open Shinta Mani Wild in 2018. The ultimate in designer glamping.

 

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