Discovery of Cambodian Culture & Tradition during 7 Days / 6 Nights
When you arrive in Siem Reap International Airport, you will be greeted and welcomed by our professional tour guide and driver. Then, they will transfer you all to hotel for check in. After that, you will have lunch before visiting Angkor Wat, first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura,( present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag. Back to hotel for dinner.
After breakfast at hotel, visit Banteay Srei temple, the pink sandstone construction temple was build by king Rajendravarman V in late 10th century. Walls of BanteaySrei temple its self are densely covered with some of the most beautiful, deep and intricate carving of any Angkorian Temple. Lunch break
After lunch, keep visiting Taprohm (as known Tomb Raider movie temple) with its exciting interplay of stonework, nature, big tree and root cover on top of temple .Take your time to walk through the temple from the East entrance to the West entrance. After that, go to visit East Gate of Angkor Thom, both sides of the south gate bridge have a demon and a god statue, who are holding the King Cobra called Naga Vasuki. Keep traveling to Angkor Thom including Bayon, important temple with its many captivating giant stone faces. It has 54 towers in total and each tower has four faces. It is at the center of Angkor Thom. Walking out from the north entrance towards Baphoun and then passing by Phimeanakas, with its beautiful lakes, you will then find yourself at the Elephant Terrace. This is used to be the audient hall for the king. Back to hotel for dinner.
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to visit Rolouse Group ( Hariharalaya ) including Preah Ko temple erected by Indravaravan I in the late 9th century dedicated by the king and his ancestors in 880, Bakong temple the largest and the most interesting of the Rolouse Group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance and Lolei temple, the four brick towers. Back to Siem Reap town for lunch.
Afternoon, go to visit Tonle Sap lake, floating village that we call Chong Kneas after that we take boat to see crocodile farm, real lifestyle of three community like Cambodia, Cham and Vietnam and than return back to Siem Reap town on the way back stopover to visit Les Artisan D’Angkor, fine art School, place for workshop wood and stone carving, Lacquering, silver plated and silk painting. Back to hotel and overnight stay. Dinner by your own account.
After breakfast, explore Beng Mealea, built as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. For years it was difficult to reach, but a road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes BengMealea and more visitors are coming to the site, as it is 77 km from Siem Reap by road. After that, going to visit Koh Ke temple, a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometres away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor. It is a very jungle filled region that is sparsely populated. More than 180 sanctuaries were found in a protected area of 81 square kilometres (31 sq mi). Back to Siem Reap and overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Phnom Penh by express coach. On the way, we drop to visit the Pre-Angkorian temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk located about 30 kilometers to the north of the town of Kampunth Thom, Cambodia. It was also known as Isanapura, and was the capital of the Chenla Kingdom. Located on the Eastern bank of Tonle Sap close to the Sen River. Break for lunch in the town.
After lunch, we keep going to Phnom Penh. On arrival, check in and rest after a long ride. Overnight in Phnom Penh and dinner by one account.
After breakfast at the hotel you will be accompanied by our tour guide to visit: TOUL SLENG (S 21) THE GENOCIDE MUSEUM then continue to THE KILLING FIELD 15 Km from Phnom Penh. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit ROYAL PALACE, SILVER PAGODA and WAT PHNOM and RUSSIAN MARKET. Dinner by your own account and overnight in Phnom Penh.
– Breakfast in the hotel. Free for passengers to do whatever they want at their own expense till the time for transferring to Phnom Penh International Airport where your tour ends.