By Fahad AlRoumi
Staying at the Grand Hotel d’Angkor (Link) is part and parcel of a trip to Siem Reap. This historic hotel was built in 1929 and still captures the character of it’s French colonial past. Some of it’s notable guests include Charles-de-Gaulle and Charlie Chaplin. The hotel is fully equipped with a spa, pool, restaurants, bars and a small shopping arcade. Their 35 metre pool is inspired by the ancients baths of the Angkor region. The hotel’s elegance is paralleled by the superb service and hospitality not unfamiliar to South East Asia. It is a perfect blend of all the cultures that have contributed to Cambodia’s rich history.
After a long day of sightseeing, sit back, relax and take a sip from the tasteful list of cocktails at Miss Wong cocktail bar (Link). This bar that is reminiscent of Shanghai in the 1930’s offers some of the best cocktails we have ever had. The owner tells us that they marinate fruits and herbs in their liquor for weeks to give a flavorful infusion that is unique to their cocktails. The lemongrass martini is exquisite.
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