Especially the countryside is popular for Ecotourism, where the biodiversity is still intact.
For the construction of the resort thoughts about conservation of nature was priority. We separate waste and the compost is re-used. Even with the recent renovation, we chose locally available, ecological material. Above all we have used bamboo for the rooms, rice leaves for the roofs, local stones for the pool and native timbers for the roof structure.
As a guest at our resort you will see that there is no waste of electricity. We have however a few rooms with built-in A/C''s, for guest that need this comfort.
To enjoy the beautiful countryside around our site, we recommend our guests to use our bikes. We also organize a variety of bicycle tours around the temples of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.
The majority of our staff comes from the village in the neighbourhood.
The name Siem Reap means the 'Defeat of Siam' and refers to a century-old bloodbath, commemorated in stone in the celebrated bas relief carvings of the monuments. The name has also been translated as 'The Brilliance of Siam', as, for nearly 500 years.
In 1901 the École Française d'Extrême Orient (EFEO) began a long association with Angkor by funding an expedition into Siam to the Bayon. In 1907 Angkor, which had been taken from Siam (Thailand) by force, was assigned to Cambodia. The EFEO took responsibility for clearing and restoring the whole site. In the same year, the first tourists arrived in Angkor. Angkor had been 'rescued' from the jungle and was assuming its place in the modern world.
Siem Reap was little more than a village when the first French explorers re-discovered Angkor in the 19th century. With the acquisition of Angkor by the French, in 1907, Siem Reap began to grow, absorbing the first wave of tourists. The Grand Hotel d'Angkor opened its doors in 1929 and the temples of Angkor remained one of Asia's leading draws until the late 1960s, attracting visitors like Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Kennedy. In 1975, the population of Siem Reap, along with that of the rest of the cities and towns in Cambodia, was evacuated by the communist Khmer Rouge and driven into the countryside.
As with the rest of the country, Siem Reap's history is coloured by spectre of the brutal Khmer Rouge Regime, though since Pol Pot's death in 1998, relative stability and a rejuvenated tourist industry have been important steps in an important, if tentative, journey forward to recovery. With the advent of war, Siem Reap entered a long slumber from which it only began to awake in the mid-1990s.
Today, Siem Reap is undoubtedly Cambodia's fastest growing city and serves as a small charming gateway town to the world famous heritage site of the Angkor temples. Siem Reap nowadays is a vibrant town with modern hotels and architectures. Despite international influences, Siem Reap and its people have conserved much of the town's image, culture and traditions. (Source:Wikipedia)
We are an international oriented couple, originally from Switzerland/Sweden. Our idea is to run the Paradise Eco Resort in Eco style, always in mind to preserve the natural environment and support the locals. Our guests are wellcome to join this idea at the Paradise Eco Resort. Therefore our own tours are by bicycle. We also want to ensure, that our guests will encounter an unforgetable expierence at their stay.
We also help with your activities nearby or tours around the temples of Angkor Wat.
We are happy to welcome you at Paradise Eco Resort!
Your Paradise Eco Team