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Siem Reap, which literally means the “Defeat of Siam”, is the most prosperous region of contemporary Cambodia. Its close proximity to the Angkor Wat temple complex has turned the city into one of the world’s premier travel destinations. More than one million travelers visit Siem Reap every year to explore over a thousand years of Khmer heritage built near Tonle Sap Lake, the foundation of the economic power of the ancient Cambodian empire.
Destinations: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – Big Circuit – Banteay Srei – Floating Village.
- Living out your travel dreams exploring the famous ruins of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples
- Discover a way of life dictated by the rhythm of water in the fascinating floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake
- You can travel to Cambodia any time of year and each season has its own special appeal. The most popular time for travel is between November to May.
- Dress modestly and appropriately when visiting local dwellings and religious sites, etc.
- Leave your valuables behind before a night out on the town, or going to the beach.
- Always ask permission first before taking photographs, especially in minority areas.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (B/-/-)
Upon arrival the airport in Siem Reap, you will picked up and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Afternoon, you will visit the floating village of Kampong Pluk where you can see the flooded forest alongside another worldly village built on stilts. Kampong Pluk village itself most of the houses are built on stilts of about 6m or 7m high. Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will 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. Afternoon, visit an amazing view of Ta Prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. Kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots. Then 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 was built by king Suryavrman II and dedicated to god Vishnu. Climb up Bakheng hill to have bird’s-eye view of sunset, Angkor Wat and western Baray. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, visit Banteay Srei Temple, a tiny temple complex consider by many visitors to be the highest achievement in art and architecture of the Classic Angkor civilization. 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. Stop on the way to visit Banteay Samre, a Hindu temple built in the style of Angkor and is dedicated to a court official of the twelfth century. Afternoon, free time for visit local market till transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure flight. End of service.
- Accommodation with breakfast based on twin/double room shared
- Transportation with a/c for whole program
- All admission fees as indicated
- Meals as mentioned (B, L, D)
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water during tours
- Personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs...
- Other tours & meals not mentioned
- Domestic and International air tickets
- Airport’s departure tax
- Visas arrangement