Competition: win a stay at a boutique hotel in rural Cambodia

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Competition: win a stay at a boutique hotel in rural Cambodia

Dezeen has teamed up with Design Hotels to give away a five-night stay for two at Phum Baitang – a luxury Cambodian holiday resort designed like a traditional village.

One reader will win a five-night stay for two people at the boutique resort, which is located in the Siem Reap province of northern Cambodia. The hotel is close to the Angkor series of World Heritage Sites, described by UNESCO as one of the "most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia".

Selected among Design Hotels' picks of design-focussed places to holiday, Phum Baitang is the brainchild of Belgium hotelier Arnaud Zannier. He wanted to offer a total emersion in Cambodian culture, so built the resort in the likeness of the country's local Khmer villages.

Phum Baitang comprises 45 stilted holiday villas featuring a wood and stone construction, and thatched roofs. The buildings are set within eight acres (3.2 hectares) of gardens, paddy fields and an abundance of trees, and guests can get around using local transportation methods like tuk tuks.

Of the two types of accommodation available, the 25 Terrace Villas measure 60 square metres include a private deck, while the larger 70-square-metre Pool Villas offer a plunge pool and an adjacent lounge pavilion.

Aged wood and stone remains exposed inside all the villas, which are styled to continue the Khmer aesthetic with a luxurious touch. Spacious en-suite bathrooms include complimentary Aesop products.

Also as part of the development, an ancient farmhouse on the site has been converted into a communal lounge. The space is decked out to be "reminiscent of Cambodia's golden days", with furnishings including rattan wingback armchairs and decorative carpets.

The hotel's restaurant, called Bay Phsar, is styled as a "local market". Diners are invited to pick their fresh spices and ingredients, and rice is sourced in the surrounding paddy fields.

A sprawling outdoor pool is also open to all, flanked by an adjacent deck for sunbathing, and a bar. Other amenities include a spa temple and a yoga pavilion.

One reader will win a five-night stay at Phum Baitang for two people, including breakfast. Dates will depend on the hotel's availability, and transportation and other meals are not provided.

Competition closes 22 November 2017. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email, and their name will be published at the top of this page.