Cambodia: Scholar-led tours of Angkor temples

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

The ancient temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia, represents remnants of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th century. Although Angkor Wat is among the most famous, other temples -- Baphoun, West Mebon and one in West Baray -- are equally impressive.

Roland Fletcher, an archeologist who teaches at the University of Sydney in Australia and directs the Greater Angkor Project, will lead informal talks and tours to these sites as “scholar in residence” at Amansara resort in December.

When: Talks and tours Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 14-16.

Price: $1,100 a night, plus tax and fees, for two at the 24-suite resort near the entrance to Angkor. The cost includes accommodations, daily breakfast, daily lunch or dinner, beverages and wine, temple excursions and airport transfers. Guests pick dates to stay; three nights is recommended to take advantage of the program.


Info: Amansara, (800) 477-9180