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Special Aman Indochina Summer Offers: Amansara in Cambodia & Amantaka in Laos

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Escape this summer to Amantaka or Amansara, tranquil retreats situated in two of Southeast Asia's most fascinating ancient kingdoms, Laos and Cambodia. Stays of three nights include a complimentary upgrade and specially-tailored activities allowing you to experience the best of local culture, natural attractions and seasonal festivals. Both Amantaka and Amansara offer a number of customised excursions and tours exploring the town of Luang Prabang and the ruins of Angkor respectively. Summer is an ideal time to explore these UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sample the local cuisine and learn more about Buddhism. Each resort also offers a spa, a main swimming pool and a number of unique dining experiences. 

Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia

From now until 31 October 2014, stay a minimum of three nights and enjoy:

 – Guaranteed upgrade to a Pool Suite

 – A traditional Khmer breakfast at Khmer Village House

CAMBODIA Amansara Roof Terrace Siem Reap

Amantaka, Luang Prabang, Laos

From now until 31 October 2014, stay a minimum of three nights and enjoy:

 – Guaranteed upgrade to the next room category

 – A 60-minute traditional Laotian massage once per stay

 – Early morning offering of alms to monks followed by a market tour with Amantaka’s chef

LAOS Amantaka Khan Suite Pool

Amantaka’s Cultural Sojourn

The town of Luang Prabang boasts a history and culture that is intrinsically linked to Theravada Buddhism. Approximately 1,200 monks and novices reside in Luang Prabang, making up a significant portion of the town’s overall population. Situated in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by beautiful temples and within walking distance of the Mekong River, Amantaka offers insight into Buddhist culture and an array of activities allowing guests to participate in the daily life and important festivals of Luang Prabang. Amantaka’s Cultural Sojourn offers guest first-hand experience of Boun Ok Phan-Sa, a festival that celebrates the end of Buddhist Lent with a number of meaningful and photogenic ceremonies and processions.

Ampersand's Indochina specialist Ellie Boulstridge says of the festival, "Boun Ok Phan-Saa is an absolute treasure. I was lucky enough to be in Luang Prabang during the festival in 2010 and I just loved it. It’s something quite special to see the usually sleepy town of Luang Prabang come alive at night with the glow of candles and homemade paper lanterns floating romantically down the Mekong.”

Laos Festival (1)Laos Festival 2

Please contact Ellie Boulstridge at info@ampersandtravel.com / +44 (0)20 7819 9770 for more information or to start planning your trip.