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Siem Reap town, Le Grand Hotel
Siem Reap town, along the river…
How to get here…
When you arrive in Siem Reap we recommend you go to the Old Market. If you arrive by plane, we will send a tuk-tuk to the airport (free-pick-up). If you arrive by bus, the arrival times could vary greatly so, please, take a tuk-tuk (moto taxi) to the Old Market (downtown Siem Reap). We can pick you up there when you arrive if you let us know your details. We can discuss by mail the exact place to pick you up.
If you decide to come to Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center by yourself, please check the Google map on the website or itinerary.
We are 3 km West of the Old Market, on the road to Wat Chowk pagoda just after the pagoda, turn left and follow the sign Angkor Zen Gardens at 400 m. (It is not guaranteed that tuk-tuk drivers will know where to go, unless they are used to working with us).
Cambodian visa: It is strongly suggested to take your visa online to avoid long queues at the borders (land or airports). Go to https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ for details.
Our mobile phone number: (855) 77 416 524 (English – French)
Transportation to and from Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center
There are plenty of Tuk-Tuks available around town. We provide a free pick-up on arrival for our guests for those wishing to visit the retreat for yoga or swimming etc… It costs $ 3 to $ 4 to come to our place from the Old Market, you may find some room for negotiation.
From Angkor Zen, guests can use our bicycles for free, or order a tuk-tuk, we have a few English-speaking drivers working with us and they will charge only $3, ($4 after 7pm) to the Old Market.
We can arrange a tuk-tuk and a guide that speaks your language if you wish, and then you can go straight from the retreat to the temples. From Angkor Zen Gardens to The Angkor Wat temples is a 20-minute drive.
Check-in & check-out
Please let us know at least 24 hours in advance of your estimated time of arrival. Check-in is from 1 PM until late afternoon (early check-in possible if we are not full, inquire.)
Evening check-in is less convenient but we can arrange it if it is before 7PM (we usually start the day early).
If you cannot make it before 7 PM, please let us know and we can help you book a guest-house or hotel in town for one night and pick you up in the morning.
Check-out is before 11AM (late check-out possible if we are not full).
The center itself is very peaceful and very quiet, but don’t forget you are in Asia in Cambodia. People here are not annoyed by noise and loud music, so occasionally there are weddings, ceremonies, funerals or parties in the village or further afield.
It might start early and finish a little late, but never beyond midnight , and there is nothing we can do about it! We provide earplugs on the rare occasion there is such an event next door, or very close.
Food and drinks
Food is exclusively vegetarian with the use of milk and eggs sometimes. It is a variety of Asian and Western vegetarian quality food, some organic vegetables and fruits comes directly from our garden depending of the season and we are working on producing more. Breakfast and dinner are served at fixed time, as we would like to enjoy the meals together. There is some flexibility with the afternoon snack, you could pick up some tea and your snack and enjoy it under the trees or by the pool.
Lunch is not included in your package, so feel free to eat in town. If you decide to stay and eat with us, inform us before 8:30 AM so we have plenty of time to go to the market and prepare it for you.
Anything special like a birthday dinner could be arranged, just ask the management and give us 24hrs notice.
Water: tap water is usually not potable in Cambodia but we have a 40 meters deep well with clear water and a sand filter, so we have perfectly drinkable water. Various teas and water will be on the table with meals.
Other drinks: various soft drinks, bottled mineral water or coconuts are for sale and kept in the shop’s fridge.
We can accept children, 12 years old or more, if they can understand and follow our simple rules.
We have a wonderful open massage room over the lotus pond where you will be able to enjoy Khmer, Thai or Oil massage for a reasonable price. Ask when you are here.
Prices starts at $10 per hour…
We do have a fast Internet connection through Wi-Fi in the dining room and surrounding, not in the bungalows.
A deposit of $100 USD is required to complete the registration (nonrefundable).
Your remaining balance is due upon arrival in cash or credit card (Visa or Master).
Please note: There is a minimum of 3 days stay to get the most benefits out of the program.
To confirm your yoga and meditation retreat, please fill up the form on Booking. All private card information will be deleted from the system as soon as we have processed the payment.
Amazing 3 days!! Lovely community feel and amazing yoga teachers, as well as delicious food.
The food, the location, the green,the yoga, the accommodation and most importantly the staff.
We loved everything about our stay here. From the amazing classes to the cute bungalow, to the delicious food.
This retreat is a very laid back, no fuss experience, which we loved. You don't feel pressured to attend every single classes and the sitting i very peaceful.