Jaya House River Park
Exquisitely peaceful garden hideaway
- 36 rooms
- Two swimming pools
This luxurious boutique lodge is a serene hideaway set beside the Siem Reap River. Enclosed by tropical trees, this delightful art-deco haven, with a soothing white façade is ringed by a beautiful garden and centred around two turquoise swimming pools. Giving back to the local community is critical to this hotel’s operations, and it does so through the founding, funding and organising of various projects and NGOs.
There are 36 rooms to choose from, offering either a balcony or direct garden and pool access. Contemporary furnishings, muted tones with the occasional bright pop of colour, and deluxe fabrics make each spacious room and suite a tranquil oasis in which to relax in the utmost comfort.
Guests can revive their spirits at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, serving both local and international dishes. Further rejuvenation can be sought at the idyllic spa after a day of venturing on tuk-tuks into town and exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat temples.
The Small Art School
This is a self-financed school, founded by Japanese art teacher, Tomoko Kasahara, with the aim of providing free art education to underprivileged Cambodian children – especially those who have the will to learn but lack the opportunity.
The Cambodian Landmine Museum
A Cambodian NGO, run for and by Cambodians, helping to make their country safe for their people.
The Green Gecko Project
Founded in 2005, this local Cambodian NGO provides support and opportunities to Siem Reap’s street kids and their families.
Siem Reap’s Music Art School
Set up in September 2013, this school is a place where local people can foster their personal growth by developing their artistic skills, as well as a school where students can find a peer group to encourage them to greater achievement.
The 10,000 Trees project
This project was created to nourish, grow and donate sustainably grown tree saplings to families, public roads and spaces in areas of Siem Reap province. All ‘trees’ are donated free-of-charge, but a commitment is required to maintain the saplings and see them flourish into fully-grown specimens.
The Refill not Landfill project
A project, which provides re-fillable bottles to guests and tourist for their very own personal use and to establish re-fill stations around town. The project also involves partnering with businesses to sell the bottles on an individual basis to those equally concerned people living in Siem Reap.
Made in Cambodia Market
Made in Cambodia Market was founded to bring together the most exciting examples of craftsmanship in Cambodia today. Internationally recognised artisans and designers participating include Saomao, Grace Gecko Creations, Rehash Trash, Friends International and more with the aim of helping to create Khmer Jobs; from the villagers producing the handicrafts to the sellers interacting with the visitors.
Giant Puppet Parade
An event that is organised for underprivileged children in Siem Reap, creating an important sense of community building, establishing teamwork and offering pride and commendation. The giant puppets are created by children and include unique educational, cultural or ecological themes, such as road safety, endangered species, hygiene, local cultural appreciation and environmental awareness. Under the guidance of student artists from Phare Ponleu Seplak in Battambang, over 500 children can participate in fun and creative workshops, which are designed to charge and encourage the imaginations of the children
A Green Gecko social enterprise that makes stylish trinkets from roadside rubbish while providing a safe place for disadvantaged women to learn a skill and earn an income.