10/06/2012 08:59 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Amanresorts In Laos (VIDEO)

This month's Hideaway Report profiles several properties in Luang Prabang, a lovely place of some 50,000 inhabitants in northcentral Laos.

Although I'm a long-standing admirer of the Amanresorts properties, I have to admit that some are better than others. Amantaka, however, is a wonderful distillation of everything there is to love about Luang Prabang, especially the city's delectable atmosphere of monastic calm. Created from a former French colonial hospital, the low-rise 24-suite complex is located close to the Mekong and the Royal Palace and is fronted by an immaculate lawn dotted with flame trees.

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