Images Angkor – Siem Reap
Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world is so big as to be hard to take in at once. The 190 metre wide moat and causeway with the 350 metre entrance portico is impressive enough; but the grandeur within its square mile of walls is truly stunning. Over 1 km of spectacular carvings lie within its outer galleries and a vast labyrinth of passages, courtyards and the five lotus flower towers at its centre. Built in the 12th century as a funerary Temple for Suryavaraman II it was dedicated to Vishnu and took over thirty years to build.
Day 1: Small & Big Circuit (L,D)
You will be met at airport by professional tour guide and transferred from airport to the hotel.
Visit prasat Kravan, a brick temple built in 10th century, Srah Srang (royal bath), Banteay Kdei, and a Buddhist monastic complex built in 12th century. Then visit an amazing view of Ta prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. In Ta Prohm kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots; and Ta Keo – an unfinished state temple for unknown reason. Ta Keo temple was built in early 11th century by King Jayavarman V and dedicated to god Shiva.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Pre Rup temple, a classic example of temple-mountain, and the last without continuous galleries; Eastern Mebon, Ta som, Neak Pean, a unique ancient hospital built in the reign of king Jayavarman VI (1181-1220) which has been seen as a representation of Anavatapta, a miraculous lake in Himalayas that cures all illnesses; and Preah Khan, a large temple built on the site of battle that ended in Ankor’s downfall at the land of the Cham. Preah Khan was also really a kind of university, housing a number of masters and students.
Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 2: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B, L, D)
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Angkor wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of it glory in the 12th century. The temple is a temple-mountain and was built by king Suryavrman II and dedicated to god Vishnu. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridge and Bayon temple, a forest of heads, built in late of12th century by king Jayavarman VI as a Buddhist state temple. Then, visit terrace of elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper king supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal crematory.
Climb Bakheng hill to have bird’s-eye view of sunset, Angkor Wat and western Baray.
Dinner with traditional show at local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 3: Kbal Spean – Banteay Srei (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Kbal Spean, about 50 km northeast of Siem Reap. Walking up the Kbal Spean hill about 1800 m along a passage through the jungle you will get a river and see many lingas elaborately caved on the riverbed. So the river is also known as a “River of a Thousand Lingas”. Following the river down, there are some carvings of Vishnu and Shiva with his wife Uma and five-meter high Waterfall.
Lunch at Kbal Spean.
On the way back from Kbal Spean, visit Banteay Srei temple, a tiny temple complex consider by many visitors to be the highest achievement in art and architecture of the Classic Angkorcivilization. The glory of Banteay Srei is the beauty of its sculpture and decoration. The pink sandstone used in its buildings makes this temple more beautiful. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 4: Floating Village – Les Artisans d’Angkor (B, L, D)
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, a biggest fresh water lake in south-east Asia. Most people (90%) are fishermen living in their wooden houses built on small boats and rafts. Because of flood during rainy season they move their houses many times a year depending on water level. Lunch in local restaurant.
Visit Les Artisans d’Angkor, created to help young people to find work in their home villages, allowing them to practice their craft and providing them with a vocation and a role in society. You will visit the artisans and their craft, the training and professional workshops, and their collection from traditional lines to very latest designs connecting Khmer traditions to innovation. Dinner at Local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 5: Departure (B)
Breakfast in the hotel.
Free at own leisure till Departure time
Transfer to the airport for departure.
Private tour cost: All rate are in USD per person
|* English or Japanese Speaking Guide|
|* French speaking guide|
|* Spanish, Russian or Germany Speaking Guide|
1. Hotel Accommodation for the period of program (Twin room share)
2. Breakfast in the Hotel.
3. Meals as mentioned in the Tour program.
4. Transportation for whole program.
5. Admission ticket to Angkor area
6. English speaking guide.
7. Drinking Water during tours.
1. Expenditure of personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, mini-bar in hotel, etc.
2. Other tours & meals not mentioned in the program.
3. Cambodia Visa.
Minor program changes are sometimes necessary depending on road, weather conditions or actual visit time.