The Ultimate Escape to Wellness – Great Health is so Close!

Wellness retreats have risen in popularity over the years. Today the offerings in this category are immense. Want to know more about selecting the right wellness retreat?

Image Credit: Anantara Angkor Resort

1) Length & Time

The first and foremost thing to consider is the duration of your retreat. You’ll find many that range from 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 or even 30 days. The most popular ones are the 7-day retreats that offer a full week of complete revitalization.

2) Intention

Another important facet to consider is the focus of your retreat. Do you want to detoxify, perform daily yoga, surf, explore, adventure, meditate, or simply party with friends? Make sure you read through the descriptions of the retreats when you look them up so that you don’t end up at one you didn’t plan for.

3) Location

Choosing the right location is key as well, whether it be in the jungle, by the beach or within the city, various countries have various retreats in many locations. One of the popular choices is Cambodia as it offers a great landscape and various choices in retreats. If you’re looking for luxury hotels, Siem Reap has plenty to pick from for your stay, such as the Anantara Angkor Resort for instance.

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Image Credit: Anantara Angkor Resort

4) Menu

Food is another key factor in choosing your retreat. However, note that the food items will differ depending on the intention or focus of your retreat.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

A visit to Angkor, Siem Reap during Khmer New Year – The Cambodian way of celebrating the New Year!

Many tourists and expats tend to stay indoors and not travel during this period as the country becomes one big commotion of festivities. The prices usually go up, and the services are reduced and limited only to a few destinations.

A bit of history

Earlier, the New Year was celebrated between December and January, but now it has been moved up to April on par with the Hindu New Year.

The first day

The first day is meant for blessings and offerings entirely. The locals make offerings and receive blessings at the local temples.

The second day

The second day is more like a family day where they offer gifts to their family members.

The third day

On the last day, the locals visit the pagodas for blessings and offerings just like the first day.

Where can you stay in Angkor?

Don’t worry too much about finding a suitable place as the region is dotted with places like Anantara Angkor Resort and many other luxury hotels in Siem Reap which offer you excellent accommodation options.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+