One of the major natural resources in the north of Cambodia is timber… and they LOVE to showcase it with BIG, chunky, solid, furniture.  Many of the hotels in the north feature very heavy timber furniture – so much so that on one occasion I actually considered asking for assistance to help move a single chair in my room.  This particular room was also festooned with fake flowers and had three separate “scent” dispensers – with the smell hitting me like a solid blow as soon as I entered the room.  Very much over done for me … but maybe someone likes it 🙂

The hotel foyers do not miss out on the timber treatment either… furniture is HUGE (including solid wooden couches and “thrones”).