With so many things going on around us, we rarely (sometimes never) get the chance to enjoy a moment of peace and relaxation. Most of us are busy juggling work and life that we tend to forget how to really live.
This is why wellness holidays and retreats are all the rage nowadays, as they allow us to connect with ourselves from within as well as with the people around us, giving us a well-deserved breather. Indonesia, India, Costa Rica, Mexico and Thailand are just some of the destinations on the wellness radar. But if you are considering a holiday where you can combine a wellness retreat and a visit to one of the world’s wonders, a wellness holiday in Siem Reap, Cambodia might be the right ticket for you.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a wellness retreat in Siem Reap.
1. A Culturally Rich and Stunning Destination
Known as the Kingdom of Wonders, with Angkor Wat as its prime attraction, it’s no surprise Siem Reap is high on most people’s bucket list. With a rich history, centuries-old temples, easy-going locals, abundance of nature and very relaxing atmosphere, Siem Reap is a great retreat from the buzzing city life. Whether you are traveling solo, with your significant other or with your family and friends, it offers something to please everyone.
2. There Is a Wealth of Options on Offer
Navutu Dreams Resort credit to Valentina Chiodi Photography
There are a lot of options to check out in the Temple Town, from budget-friendly to luxurious wellness retreats. You can find three-day retreats as well as one-week or two-week ones that are fairly priced. Most of the retreats on offer include yoga classes taught by certified yoga teachers, accommodation, meals and some excursions to fully soak yourself in the Angkorian atmosphere.
3. Organic and Healthy Food
For vegans, vegetarians and soon-to-become-ones, Siem Reap is the right place to be. This laid-back town in Cambodia has not embraced the “fast-food” approach yet; therefore, meals are always fresh and organic. Eating food that is locally grown, from seasonal fresh fruits to organic vegetables and herbs is a guarantee in the Kingdom of Wonder. Going on a wellness retreat in Siem Reap can just be the perfect opportunity for you to begin your journey to eating healthily.
4. Yoga & Meditation
Siem Reap is a great place for practicing yoga & meditation and enjoying a yoga holiday vacation. Whether you are an experienced yogi or you have just started the practice, there is a wide range of yoga and meditation classes to get your pose on and to find yourself refreshed, rejuvenated and energized.
Samadhi Yoga is an onsite yoga studio within Siem Reap’s only resort and wellness retreat, Navutu Dreams. This Siem Reap yoga studio is the best yoga studio in town, offering daily yoga classes led by seasoned yoga teachers. Each yoga class includes a yoga mat, towels, a bottle of water and use of one of the three pools before and/or after the class.
5. The Khmer Charm
Many people who visit Siem Reap feel the Khmer locals possess a special charm that makes them the “real gems of this town.” From their respectful greetings and the genuine smile on their faces to their warm hospitality, the locals can really make your experience more memorable. With Siem Reap’s friendly and welcoming environment, it’s no wonder that it is recognized as one of the world’s friendliest cities to live in.
Would you like to experience Cambodia’s charm and visit its temples and wonders for yourself? Go to BookYogaRetreats.com and book your next yoga retreat in Cambodia! If you wish to get closer to Angkor Wat, check out Navutu Dreams in Cambodia. You can find more about the retreat and about Ryatt Lucero on his Instagram account.