The largest religious monument ever built, Angkor Wat, ranks at the top of globetrotting VIPs’ must-see lists. After a lengthy period of internal strife and civil war (which curtailed travel to Cambodia for the better part of three decades), the establishment of peace has spurred a rise in tourism. This has been aided by a boom in hotel construction in the town of Siem Reap, located just a few miles from Angkor Wat. This four-day trip will take you to discover all the wonder of Angkor and experience the best that Cambodia has to offer.
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Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap (D)
Warmest welcome upon arrival at Siem Reap airport. Transfers to the hotel. At leisure. Welcome dinner and enjoy Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Angkor Tour (B/L)
Today you visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple , unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant In the afternoon visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th-century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Angkor Tour (B/L)
Following breakfast at the hotel, you visit the Ta Prohm, one of the area's most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. In the afternoon continue to visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Rolous group – Kampong Phluk - Departure (B/L)
After breakfast – We drive out of town to visit the oldest Khmer monuments, Rolous group and Kampong Phluk , located about 22km out of town. It is also one of natural tourisms and a mangroves for hundreds species of freshwater fishes and birds and decorated with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilt houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. We journey goes through beautiful countryside rice field and grabs a sightseeing of best scenery, and has some stops for interesting village activities, see cattle & the morning market in Roluos with indigenously grown vegetables and many fish species. We visited temples before embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, habitat of many bird species it will bring you to Kampong Phluk. This amazing floating village is built on 8 to 10 m high stilts. We visit an island pagoda, a school and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families . Return to Siem Reap for relax and this afternoon, you will explore Artisan D' Angkor, home of handicraft center and the place where you will find lots of souvenir gifts. This later evening transfer to airport for departure to next destination. Tour ends!