Itinerary: Siem Reap - Banteay Srei temple - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap airport
Filled with history, marvelous architecture and awash in natural beauty, Cambodia is fast becoming a must see destination in Southeast Asia. The largest religious monument ever built, Angkor Wat, ranks at the top of globetrotting VIPs’ must see lists. This four day trip will take you to discover all the wonder of Angkor and experience the best that Cambodia has to offer.
- Admire Angkor Wat ‘s beauty and splendor
- Discover floating village on Tonle Sap lake by boat
- Visit Prasat Kravan, the five brick towers were built for Hindu worship
- Explore Angkor Thom and surroundings: Bayon Temple, Preah Palilay, Elephant terrace
- 1 Hour foot massage
- Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
- Cold water and towel during tours
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
- Local English speaking guide as per program
- Meals as mention in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner)
- Airport transfers and transport by air con. vehicles as per program
What's Not Included
- Visa fee
- Travel insurance
- International air ticket in-out Cambodia
- Other meal, drink, personal expenses,tip
- Other thing not mentioned in included
Angkor Holiday Hotel (3*) – Superior room
La Residence Blanc Angkor (4*) – Deluxe or Angkor Paradise Hotel (4*) – Deluxe
Sokha Angkor Resort (5*) – Deluxe city view
Arrive Siem Reap by flight, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point’s Siem Reap. We are met our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.
Welcome dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as “Apsara Dance “after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as “dance-drama”in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.
We begin to visit Prasat Kravan: the five brick towers were built for Hindu worship in 921 and are notable for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the interior walls. A massive Buddhist temple dating from the second half of the 12th century, Banteay Kdei is surrounded by four concentric walls, the outer walls measuring 500 by 700 meters. Srah Srang: a basin opposite of Banteay Kdei measuring 800 by 400 meters with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base remains of what was once a wooden temple.
We visit Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.
Then we move to Ta Keo: built by Jayavarman V who ruled from 968 to 1001, it was the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone and was dedicated to Shiva. The summit of the central tower is 50 meters high and is surrounded by four lower towers. Thommanon: temple which mirrors Chau Say Tevoda (just to the north), as it was built around the same time and has a similar plan. It is also dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Chaosay Tevorda: built during the second quarter of the 12th century opposite of Thommanon, it was dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.
We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. This temple is largely built of pink sandstone, a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. Continue to Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
After breakfast, we begin to visit:
The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time. Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting. Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people. We continue to visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology.
Enjoy foot massage 1hour and walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.
After breakfast depart Siem Reap for the Tonlé Sap, driving down the eastern side of the lake. Arrive at Kompong Klaing, a remarkable village built entirely on stilts, where there is time to explore the various houses, school and shops before boarding your private boat. Cruise along a short tributary, passing fishermen and children playing in the shallow waters before arriving at a typical floating village where you may either disembark or cruise amongst the waterways.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. Say goodbye to your Cambodian guide and driver. Goodbye Cambodia!!!!