Divine in all senses of the word, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building. Built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, his aim was to go bigger and better than his predecessors. In the high classical style of Khmer architecture, it was first a Hindu temple, then Buddhist and now it has become an icon, appearing on the Cambodian flag since 1863, and attracting over half of the international visitors annually to Cambodia.
The place is massive and people spend a week or more exploring it. The outer wall stretches for 2.2 miles (3.6 kilometers), there is a moat, and the building itself is three stepped rectangular galleries topped by a quincunx of towers – imagine the five spots on a dice and you’ve got the shape these five towers make. Along with the sheer size, there’s the intricate decoration: bas reliefs in the galleries and devatas (guardian spirits) on the outer walls. This place is the perfect fusion of spiritual devotion and earthly egomania.
Day 1 : Siem Reap Arrival
Day 2 : Siem Reap Exploration
Day 3 :Siem Reap – Departure
DAY 01: ARRIVE – SIEM REAP (L,D)
Arrive Siem Reap by morning 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 airport.
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers
Prasat Kravan – With its unique brick sculptures
Srah Srang – The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing
Banteay Kdei – Surrounded by four concentric walls
Thommanon and Chaosay Tevorda temple
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.
DAY 02 SIEM REAP EXPLORATION (B,L,D)
We start on our bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.
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
The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
The tour start with the 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, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill.
Enjoy foot massage 1 hour and walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.
DAY 03 SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B)
Banteay Srei: nearly everyone’s favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving
Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. Say goodbye to your Cambodian guide and driver. Goodbye Cambodia!!!!
|Price in USD per person, valid until 30 April 2017|
|Tour package||3* hotel||4* hotel||4* hotel||5* hotel|
|Hotel used or similar|
|City||3* hotel||4* hotel||4* hotel||5* hotel|
|Siem Reap||Angkor home – Sup
Royal Impire – Sup
|Ree hotel -Sup
Somadevi hotel – Sup
|Tara Angkor – Sup||Sokha Angkor – Sup|
· 02 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
· Meal: Full board at local restaurant as mention in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner)
· Airport transfers & Transport by air con. vehicles as per program
· Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
· Local English speaking guide as per program
· Bike & 1 hour foot massage
· Cold water and towel during tours
· Visa fee: 20$
· International air ticket in-out Cambodia
· International airport tax: 25$
· Other meal, drink, personal expenses, tip
· Domestic air ticket: PNH_REP & airport tax (US$92/Economy ticket)