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These Incredible New Experiences from Belmond Will Make You Want to Explore Southeast Asia

[SPONSORED CONTENT] From a spectacular sunset cruise to the gourmet rail journey of a lifetime, these are guaranteed to fuel your wanderlust.

Published on Feb 12, 2019

Whether you’re seeking out a little pampering or a meaningful cultural encounter, these exclusive experiences from Belmond aim to help you truly connect with destinations.

+ Belmond La Residence d'Angkor, Siem Reap

Circle Restaurant brings together authentic flavors and techniques to create a new take on creative authentic Khmer cuisine. The culinary team’s original menus are inspired by long-practiced Khmer food traditions and cooking techniques. Meticulously selected ingredients are sourced from sustainable farms, the Sihanoukville port, Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake. Discover the delights of chef’s seasonal five- and seven-course tasting menus in a space decorated with art by celebrated Belgian artist Christian Develter, whose work reveals a new perspective.


+ Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

Recently meticulously renovated, the colonial-style Mindon Lounge offers a soothing spot in which to relax over “Art'ernoon Tea” while appraising local artists’ latest pieces. In the evening, gather to sip single-malt whiskeys and various rums, perhaps complemented with a humidor-stored Cuban cigar. The elegant space also makes for the perfect setting for a cocktail reception, private celebration, meeting, or wedding.

+ Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali

As the sun sinks toward the horizon, the Dedari, which means “sea angel”, sets sail on a two-hour cruise to Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali’s most sacred spaces. Sit back and soak up the beautiful scenery before joining your captain at sundown for a traditional Balinese blessing ceremony.

+ Eastern & Oriental Express

The renowned Guest Chef Series aboard Asia’s most renowned luxury rail journey features Janice Wong, Luke Mangan, Didier Corlou, and Ian Kittichai, all of whom bring their signature touches to this most extraordinary of experiences. 

+ Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang

The traditional ritual of almsgiving is one of the most iconic images of Luang Prabang. As dawn approaches, head into town to present food and drinks to a procession of local monks serenely attired in their radiant orange robes. Continue your immersion in Lao culture with a visit to the vibrant morning market in the heart of Luang Prabang, followed by an indulgent champagne cruise on the Mekong River.

+ Belmond Road to Mandalay

When Dr. Hla Tun launched his philanthropic project 20 years ago, he hoped to build a school in Myanmar. Today, the Belmond Myanmar Foundation has aided in the creation of pop-up healthcare clinics and has helped local children achieve their educational dreams.

+ Belmond Napasai, Koh Samui

Nestled amongst sprawling cashew and coconut groves, this lush oasis offers a taste sensation in the midst of a tropical paradise. Guests can sample the vegan menu, featuring inventive dishes such as a soy-based laarb with julienne vegetables and wakame. 





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