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    Facebook Contest Winners for UEFA Euro 2016 Final

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    We are delighted to announce our 4 winners who participated in our Predict & Win UEFA Euro 2016 Facebook Contest.

    Congratulations to our 4 winners and we look forwards to other upcoming Facebook contests in the future. Stay tuned!

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    Water and Moon Festival and Boat Racing

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Date: 24 November 2015

    For the people of Cambodia, the Water Festival and Bon Om Touk (The Pirogue Racing Festival) in Phnom Penh is the most magnificent traditional festival. For three days Phnom Penh citizens, foreign tourists and peasants from various provinces gather in the capital to celebrate festival night day.

    Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The water festival had background for so long time. The water festival ceremony is the army training to do attest of the army for preparing to do a battle. In the history, Khmer King always does the battle with enemies by sailing. So he prepares this water festival ceremony every year to choose Champion of sailing battle, as in Bayon Temple, Batteay Chhmar in the Preah Bat Jayvarman VII. We had seen a lot of statues about sailing battle under leading of Jayvarman VII. The custom of this is to have from then up to the present.

    On the other hand the water is celebrated every years in November to honor the victory of Cambodian Naval forces in the reign of King JayvarmanVII, during Angkor period of the 12th century.

    And this ceremony is to history about military exercise of our navy force in the course of national defense and to express thanks to the 3 Buddhist symbols Gods and holy thing which helped us and agriculture field and serves as an opportunity to pray for our lord for the happiness and sufficient rain for rice cultivation.

    Besides the regatta, the water festival also includes three other ceremonies: Illuminated float (Loy Pratip), Moon salutation (Sampeas Preah Khe) and the eating of pestle new special rice with banana or coconut juice (Ork Ambok). The ceremony last three days to provide opportunity for people to by part in competition that there were to types of boats from near and far of provinces, taking part in the races, the pirogue and the rowing boat. Each boat was manned by about thirty to forty men or women. The boat with a man or a woman dancing softly and gracefully to the rhythm of the drums on the bow as an encouragement to the rowers moved swiftly through the water.

    There as the race winners will be rewarded a lot of good such as: drink, money, clothes, rice, cigarettes and the commission of the boat racing day must seek donations in order to provide this prize for participants.

    During the nighttime at about seven o'clock the river was lit by jazzy illuminated boats, which floated slowly, and smoothly on the water's surface. Each of them was equipped with thousands of flashy neon lights arranged in different colorful, fancy patterns representing state institutions, ministries and services.

    After a little time fireworks and multi color were lit to entertain people. Some of people made loud noises. They burst into different shapes and colors in the sky under the clapped and cheered with joy each time at the sight of the fireworks.

    Finally the water festival is the festivity for the Cambodian people who celebrated every years and going for a walk during the ceremony days really refreshed our mood. The lively festive atmosphere helped relive our tension and trouble.

    Source from http://www.tourismcambodia.com

    If you wish to join in the Water Festival Gala Dinner to celebrate the full moon salutation during the second day of the festive event at Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, please click here.

    Special Gala Dinner at Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

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    Earth Hour for Kantha Bopha Children Hospital

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Earth Hour for Kantha Bopha Children Hospital

    March 28th, marks the world’s biggest celebration for our planet EARTH, a time when more than 162 countries around the globe join hands to switch off the lights for one hour.
    To make this year’s EARTH HOUR more special, 100% sales from the candlelit gala dinner will be donated to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital where half a million Cambodian children are treated free of charge and a hundred thousand are seriously ill every year.

    The management team of Borei Angkor Resort & Spa and The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor would like to express our sincere gratitude for the participation from our valued guests whose guesture of goodwill really means a lot to the unforunate Cambodian children. We will distribute the contributions to the hospital in the next few days.

    A very BIG ‘THANK YOU’ from team!!!

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    Cambodia Celebrates First-Ever Mekong River Festival

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Cambodia Celebrates First-Ever Mekong River Festival

    Cambodia kicked off the first- ever river festival in northeastern Kratie province on Saturday in a bid to promote eco-tourism along Mekong River.

    “Kratie province is well-known among tourists for critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins,” Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said at the opening ceremony, which was live broadcast on local Bayon TV channel.

    “Dolphins are the key source of incomes for residents in the province,” he said, adding that the province is also home to various groups of ethnic minorities.

    According to Sok An, the province attracted nearly 250,000 tourists last year, including 22,000 foreigners.

    There are currently over 100 dolphins living along the Mekong River in Kratie province.

    Tourism Minister Thong Khon said, “The first-ever festival is to promote tourism potential along the rivers and to encourage people to contribute to maintaining environment, sanitation, and natural resources.”

    He said the festival will be held every year in provinces along the rivers.
    The 3-day event started on Friday with the official opening ceremony being held on Saturday evening. The festival will showcase art performances, commercial exhibitions, and sport activities.

    Tourism is one of the four sectors supporting the economy. Last year, the Southeast Asian nation received 4.5 million international tourists, generating a total revenue of more than three billion U.S. dollars, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

    Source from Xinhua.

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    Most Loved Hotel Award

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    Most Loved Hotel Award

    The Most Loved Hotel Award 2014 was chosen by travelers and given to AsiaRooms.com’s fans’ most favorite hotels themselves. There are essential set of criteria and the hotel that was finally chosen to receive the said award has surpassed all the criteria set during the selection. Travelers have played a huge role in selecting the most loved hotel and Borei Angkor Resorts & Spa is one among the top 10.
    Borei Angkor Resorts & Spa is a lavish five-star accommodation that enjoys an excellent address lying in the center of Siem Reap. The ideal location makes this hotel a convenient spot to explore and visit in the Cambodian historical city. The Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is in close proximity to the Khmer ancient Kingdom of Angkor Wat which is only about seven kilometers away and is also a short five-minute drive from the Pub Street’s nightlife district.

    This hotel is highly recommended for guests, tourists and travelers. This is a perfect place where they can enjoy soothing body and facial massage which is the hotel’s exclusively known signature. The J’Pong herbal steam therapy is also found in house of the Mudita Spa. The Borei Angkor Resorts & Spa is one of the recipients of the Most Loved Hotel Award 2014.

    The reason behind this award is the exclusive accommodation designed to provide guests and tourists a comfortable and safe stay and a taste of the magnificent and lavish culture as well as fabulous foods. The Borei Angkor Resorts & Spa houses fully-equipped and elegantly furnished guestrooms. The location is very accessible and is ideally located near the airport, shopping centers, bars, restaurants and other main town attractions and spots in Siem Reap.

    Borei Angkor Resort & Spa also has several fully equipped function rooms for conferences and seminars. All these are fantastically designed having luxury and functionality in mind. The exclusive Bokor Ballroom is also another spot that displays ideal combination of modern convenience of conference room and traditional luxury. The hotel offers broad range of services that are specially tailored for international conferences, high-profile events, ballroom parties and weddings.

    Cambodia is a country that is rich in culture and has extensive and mysterious history. The country offers many wonderful things. There lies romance and adventure in every corner. The best way to experience Cambodia is to visit Siem Reap and make reservations on Borei Angkok Resort & Spa. This is an award-winning hotel that guarantees a place where serenity is in ideal harmony with ultimate convenience. Book now and experience staying in one of the renowned hotels in Cambodia who has gained the most international awards and recognition for the past 15 years.

    Source by: AsiaRoom’s Most Loved Hotels 2014

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    Temple Dining at Elephant Terrace

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014
    Temple Dining at Elephant Terrace


    Last night, we catered a group of 200 pax at Elephant Terrace where a spectacular one-of-kind dining experience was provided in this one of the most popular temples within a lost city of Angkor Thom while watching the world’s renowned royal ballet of Apsara and Cambodia’s ancient martial art of Bokator.

    Marvel as five women dressed in traditional garb replete with gold headpieces, ornate fans, and resplendent dresses perform traditional dances for your viewing pleasure. The show will stay with you as one of the wonderful memories you hold of your time in Cambodia.

    Since 2005, such an event of special dinners and cultural shows within Angkor Wat complex has been catered by a leading banquet team of Borei Angkor Resort & Spa . The experienced team ensures excellent quality and services to meet the highest standards of exclusive fine-dining moments.

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    The Culture Night

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    The Culture Night at Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

    If you are traveling to Cambodia and are looking for something exciting to do that both provides a luxurious evening out and a unique view into Cambodian traditions, don’t miss the cultural dinning experience at Borei Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap. While you enjoy a well-appointed Cambodian meal, you will be treated to a traditional dance performance. There are 5 cultural performances thoughtfully selected for this one-of-a-kind dining experience at Borei Angkor Resort & Spa. Enjoy your meal in front of a stage in an outdoor oasis, The Pavilion.

    The Cultural Performances

    Marvel as five women dressed in traditional garb replete with gold headpieces, ornate fans, and resplendent dresses perform traditional dances for your viewing pleasure. The show will stay with you as one of the wonderful memories you hold of your time in Cambodia.

    The show is suitable for visitors of all ages so don’t miss your chance to take a step into history and witness a traditional Cambodian dance in all its splendor.

    More information or reservations can be contacted through info@boreiangkor.com or call +85563969300. Seats are limited!

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    The Most Cultural Hotels 2014

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    The Most Cultural Hotels 2014 

    Aptly named after ‘a territory of Angkor’ in Cambodian, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel located right in the center of Siem Reap, where privacy and connectivity blend together to form a perfect base for exploring the “Kingdom of Wonder”. 

    This award recognises the hotel that offers the best cultural experience to its guests. This experience can be visual (e.g. appreciation of traditional architecture), culinary (e.g. eating with your hands to abide by local dining requirements) or come in any other form that reflects the culture of the country or city where the hotel is situated.

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    2nd Best Swimming Pool in Asia Pacific

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    2nd Best Swimming Pool in Asia Pacific

    Singapore, 22 July, 2014 – Wego, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, together with big data and travel review partners TrustYou, today shared the top 15 rated hotel swimming pools according to thousands of Asia Pacific hotel reviews.“The top four rated pools in APAC are all located in Cambodia, which wasn’t quite what we were expecting,” said Joachim Holte, Chief Marketing Officer for Wego. “Cambodia is a spectacular destination but we didn’t expect the country to monopolise with such high pool ratings.”

    Borei Angkor Resort & Spa and its sister property Lotus Blanc Resort under the parent company of INNOTALITY, taking the first two top positions among more than 200 hotels in Siem Reap and taking the next top two positions among other top 15 hotels in Asia Pacific region.

    “These rankings are based on pool scores from TrustYou’s Meta-ReviewsTM, which are essentially a summary of all verified travel reviews written worldwide, making this the definitive ranking of the best hotel pools in Asia Pacific,” said Benjamin Jost, CEO and co-founder of TrustYou. “The hotels that made the list stood out so much to travellers that they wanted to tell their friends, family and other travellers about the outstanding pool atmosphere and experience.”

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