One of the smallest districts in Siem Reap Province, Angkor Thom is not in fact home to the great walled city that bears its name, but it has several cultural attractions to warrant a detour en route to or from Banteay Srei or Angkor Chum districts. The most popular destination for visitors is the Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles (IKTT). A silk weaving centre established with Japanese support, it is possible to see traditional Khmer silk-weaving techniques here. There is also a homestay here where it is possible to stay overnight in simple surrounds similar to a local guesthouse. For something more stylish, it is also possible to stay overnight at The Beige, a new Japanese-run luxury tented camp in the district. This is luxury glamping and the resort includes an infinity pool looking out over forest. There is also access to the mountain and jungle of Chang Kran Roi in Varin District and it may be possible to link these two districts via a remote jungle trek in the future.
There is quite a variety of handicrafts made in the district, including sugar palm products, rattan baskets, mat weaving, incense production and traditional musical instruments.
Area: 307.5 sq km
Population Density: 89 people/sq km
District Capital: Peak Snaeng
The Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles (IKTT) is a Japanese silk project to produce high quality export silk items such as scarves, dresses and household items. The Institute also operates a comfortable homestay on site. IKTT represents an opportunity to promote traditional silk weaving in the district.
IKTT also operates a comfortable homestay on site.
The Beige is a luxury tented resort. The tents used in The Beige are made entirely from organic materials without using any PVD or petroleum products, and the open space without walls or partitions lets the wind softly pass through, creating a comfortable, special space with a pleasant distance from nature. On a sprawling expanse totaling ten hectares, there are only six guest rooms. In a completely private setting, enjoy an Angkor all of your own.