My time at Hariharalaya was one of the most rewarding, expanding, valuable experiences I've ever had. The location, just a 30 minute tuk tuk ride from Siem Reap, is perfect. Tucked amidst local homes in a genuine Cambodian village, Hariharalaya offers the opportunity to experience the reality of country life in Cambodia. There are several temples and a local market nearby that you can explore during your down time. The food is AMAZING...which made the three day cleanse I did a bit of an extra challenge, but absolutely worth it. After two weeks spent practicing yoga and meditation, eating vegan, cleansing, discussing, dancing, and growing alongside fellow travelers, I felt renewed. Joel and the Khmer staff are wonderful. They make you feel at home immediately. Joel is incredibly patient and generous with his abundant knowledge. On top of all of the wonderful energy and life of Hariharalaya, I was fortunate to meet and connect with many other travelers during my stay. Hariharalaya felt like home and I cannot wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hariharalaya is an oasis of peace and transformation located in a quiet Khmer farming village near the Ancient Temples of Angkor (just outside of Siem Reap). We have 7 comfortable rooms in a traditional Franco-Khmer wooden mansion, 5 private retreat huts overlooking the fields and pastures, as well as a shared dorm and a private family house. We offer daily yoga and meditation classes, as well as regular meditation and creativity retreats. Our rates are ALL INCLUSIVE - including yoga and meditation every morning, meditation every evening and 3 delicious and fresh vegan meals a day. We also have a wide range of healing services as well as spiritual and health courses. ... more less