Amantaka is a boutique hotel located in the centre of the UNESCO world heritage site of Luang Prabang, and derives its name from the word “aman”, meaning “peace” in Sanskirt, and “taka” (from “tipitaka”), meaning “the teaching of the Buddha” in Theravada scholastic literature. Located just south of Phousi Mountain, the resort rests on a peninsula framed by the mighty Mekong and Khan Rivers. The property is close to the 32 elegant temples of Luang Prabang and the town's many historic sites including the former Royal Palace, a fusion of Beaux-Arts and traditional architecture. The town is surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty including spectacular waterfalls, sheer cliffs and ancient caves. Encircling the edge of the Amantaka’s courtyard are 24 elegant suites: rooms feature high ceilings and exquisite furnishings and are spacious and airy. Pool Suites feature private pools while two special Amantaka Suites have their own exclusive Spa treatment rooms.