Bird watchers are known to fly far and wide to catch rare feathered species in their natural environment. This holiday season, if you are planning a break to indulge in that quiet activity and unwind at the same time, why not kill two birds with one stone by heading to The Aviary in Siem Reap, Cambodia?
The interior of this 43-room boutique hotel is designed with elements that reflect the beauty of birds. As you settle into avian-inspired furniture, check out its bird-watching tour package led by local guides.
Cambodia has more than 600 bird species that thrive in its natural surroundings. Among them are the Asian Barred Owlet, Black Baza, Black-headed Woodpecker, Collared Falconet, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Blossom-headed Parakeet and, if you are lucky, the elusive Blue Rock Thrush.
After a day out among winged creatures, gather with like-minded enthusiasts at The Flock Café and exchange notes on what you spotted and where, and the many fun facts behind birding, which helps people connect with nature and each other.
For details on Aviary’s birdwatching package, available from April 2024, visit theaviaryhotel.com.
This article first appeared on Nov 6, 2023 in The Edge Malaysia.