Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

How adventurous are you when it comes to choosing a destination for your next holiday? It’s difficult to get more exotic than Angkor Wat in Cambodia – so what makes it worth a visit?

This brief location guide might help. Angkor Wat is a majestic temple complex, near the modern-day city of Siem Reap, in the little known country of Cambodia in South East Asia. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Between the years 1010-1220, the complex was a mega city, estimated to have been home to one in every 100 of the world’s entire population – you can’t get much bigger or more important than that. This is history – but not as you know it. Angkor Wat has to be one of the most iconic and majestic centres of ancient civilisation.

Until very recently, though, Angkor Wat was hidden away in the Cambodian jungles and way off any tourist trail. By visiting now, you can still blaze a trail and Be The First of your friends to visit this awesome piece of history, set in one of the most interesting of countries.

Though it was hidden away for hundreds of years, Angkor Wat is just beginning to attract its share of visitors and the tourist authorities in Cambodia are doing all they can to promote the place as a destination for travellers worldwide. As part of that promotion, it has been important that modern day hotels and facilities are built to designed to be in keeping with the historic majesty of the area – so you won’t typically see any out of place, ugly / modern hotels.

As new hotels and resorts approach completion and start getting their message out to potential guests and tourists, promotional packages are typically offered at discounted prices or upgraded rooms – simply as a way of building up the successful image of a new development.

Sokha Siem Reap Resort

Sokha Siem Reap Resort is just such a start-up – but this is no ordinary hotel. Cambodia’s newspaper, the Khmer Times, headlined the opening of the resort in September 2016, but the complex is growing still.

Close by to the international airport, the final development will offer 776 rooms, suites and villas, spread over a vast 23 hectare site that includes three restaurants, a fully-equipped fitness centre and spa, a huge, salt-water swimming pool, ballroom and convention centre.

The standard, comfort and quality of the resort gives you a thoroughly modern base from which to explore the histories of the area, including of course the temples at Angkor Wat. It really is a question of today meeting the yesterday of many, many years ago.

And the best thing is that, by being among the first to sign in as a guest of the hotel, here at Be The First, we are able to secure very favourable rates on the price of your accommodation – a safe and secure, purpose built resort.

You’re likely to be the envy of your friends, so why not Be The First to go? It’s no accident that’s our name and that’s our purpose.