Mane Hariharalaya is a village-style resort with 34 luxurious traditional Khmer bungalows
Mane Hariharalaya offers Khmer traditional houses while offering every modern luxury, echoing the ancient city of the Khmer Empire near the ruins of royal temples of Bakong, Preach Ko and Lolei.
The name Hariharalaya is derived from the name of Harihara, the prominent deity in pre-Angkorian Cambodia. Harihara is a composite of Hari, or Vishnu and Hara, or Shiva. Alaya is a sanskrit word meaning “basis,” or “home.” So Hariharalaya is the home of Harihara.
Mane Hariharalaya is a village-style resort with 34 luxurious traditional Khmer bungalows, located at the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire. This is an eco-resort designed according to traditional Khmer architecture.
The 7ha grounds are located in Roulos town, some 13km east of Siem Reap town, where Hariharalaya, the capital of the Khmer empire during the reign of King Jayavarman II, once stood.
A Mane resort
Mane Hariharalaya officially became the sixth hotel established under the Mane brand in August
Born in 1982 to a family of entrepreneurs, Mane embarked on her entrepreneurial journey after walking away from the microfinance sector. She started her first hospitality business, Mane Boutique Hotel and Spa, in 2015 and since then has confirmed that you don’t need experience to succeed in the hospitality industry.
“We want to build a Khmer brand not only in Cambodia but also abroad. Over the past five years, we have built a business with seven hotels and resorts, and we plan to expand our brand to France and Japan”, the female entrepreneur said.
“King Jayavarman II built three temples in Roluos Archaeological Park – Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko, which are located around 2km from our resort. We want to honour the ancient empire which had temples surrounded by water. That is why we hired a landscape artist to make mini-islands in the pond and planted a tree on each island.
“When locals and visitors from abroad first enter the resort, it’s as though they’ve stepped back into a blissful age of natural wonder before the advent of modern technology. They also get to experience a classical Khmer lifestyle by staying in our wooden bungalows, which were design according to traditional Khmer architecture”.
Since Mane Hariharalaya embraces an environmentally friendly lifestyle, only bicycles and electric cars are allowed on its grounds.
“We focus on Khmer delicacies cooked with local ingredients sourced directly from a nearby village. The ingredients are organic since we plant them without using any chemical fertiliser,” Mane said.
The resort is located 2km from Bakong temple, around 14km from Angkor Wat temple and 10km from Pub Street. Mane Hariharalaya also offers regular bus shuttles to and from Siem Reap International Airport and the must-see Phsar Chas market, with various other stops.
The resort also offers daily yoga classes held twice a day, from 6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm.
To make a reservation or for more information:
Phone – +855 (0) 63 211 777
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