Much of Angkor is wrapped in mystery. How did this great civilisation devise such an extensive irrigation system? What caused such a powerful city’s decline? The people of Angkor left many buried clues. Professor Roland Fletcher is Amansara’s ‘Scholar in Residence’ this December, returning to discuss his latest research and remarkable findings on Angkorian civilisation.
From 2 - 10 December, Professor Fletcher will share his findings through informal house talks and by accompanying guests to rarely seen sites in Angkor. These will include the West Baray which is the largest Angkorian reservoir built nearly a thousand years ago, and the largest single structure built before the 19th century AD.
An archaeologist at the University of Sydney, Professor Fletcher is also a Director of the Greater Angkor Project. This research programme 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 15th and 17th centuries AD.
Amansara is an intimate retreat offering just 24 suites (12 with private pools) and is situated just 10-minutes’ drive from the entrance to the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit Amantaka in Luang Prabang before or after your time at Amansara for a six-night discovery of ‘Indochina’s Past and Present’. For more information