As always with Angkor – the excitement continues. What secrets will this remarkable place choose to reveal next?
Don’t miss Professor Roland Fletcher’s lecture series at Amansara from 6-12 December this year. The eminent Angkor scholar will share findings from a LiDAR survey – conducted by helicopter in April 2012 – which shed light on the civilisation’s true scale. LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analysing the reflected light. As well as offering informal house talks, Professor Fletcher will accompany guests to rarely seen sites in Angkor.
An archaeologist at the University of Sydney, Professor Fletcher is also Director of the Greater Angkor Project. This research programme, in collaboration with the APSARA Authority and French researchers, has mapped the extent and settlement pattern of the 1,000-square kilometre urban complex, analysed how its water management system operated, and gained new insight into the demise of Angkorian civilisation between the 14th and 17th centuries AD.
Situated just 10-minutes’ drive from the entrance to Angkor, Amansara is an intimate retreat offering 24 suites (12 with private pools).
Guests staying at Amansara over this period will enjoy Professor Fletcher’s talks on a complimentary basis.
Visit Amantaka in Luang Prabang, Laos before or after your time at Amansara for a six-night discovery of ‘Indochina’s Past and Present’. For more information
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