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With just 45 rooms set in eight acres of paddy fields and lush jungle, the Phum Baitang, sitting just a tuk-tuk ride away from the temples of Angkor, is a different, more sleepy side of Siem Reap. Here, it’s all about experiencing a slice of old Asia, and the resort’s stilted villas, built of thatch, rattan, and clay tiles, are the stuff of rustic travel dreams. Angelina Jolie came here and loved it so much, she made it the setting of her 2015 thriller First They Killed My Father...and we don’t blame her. If it weren’t for the sensational 50-metre pool, the hotel’s restaurants and bars and the spa carved out in stone for serious Angkor-era vibes, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the heart of Cambodia's hinterland, and there is nothing quite like it. For a place of repose, set apart from Siem Reap, yet quintessentially Khmer, the Phum Baitang is a unique, jaw-dropping destination.