Combining the magnificence of Angkor Wat with lively Phnom Penh, this introduction to Cambodia is the perfect way to get acquainted with this captivating nation.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After that, you will enjoy a visit to Roluos Group include with Lolei, Preah Ko, Bakong, that is an island temple consisting of four brick towers on a double late rite platform, located in the center of the first large scale baray constructed by a Khmer King. You will then enjoy a dinner while watching an Apsara (Kmer folk dancing) performance at a local restaurant before retiring for the evening in Siem Reap.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
After have nice breakfast at the hotel, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon Temple – built by Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th, in the exact center of the city of Angkor Thom, Baphuon , Phimean Akas. Elephants and Leper King Terraces.
Afternoon, discovery Angkor Wat that is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking it is a massive three tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like tower rising 65 meter from ground level. Have a moat and exterior wall measuring 1300 x 1500 meters surround Angkor Wat. The temple it self is 1km square and consists of their levels surmounted by a central towel. The walls of the temple are covered inside and out with bas-reliefs and carving. Nearly 2000 distinctively rendered Apsara carving adorn the walls. Continue with sunset view from Phnom Bakheng (one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor) offers a spectacular chance to survey Western Baray and Angkor Wat.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap
Morning ,visit to the Small Circuit: Thommanun with some very nice walled-doors and stylized devata, Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo one of the first to be build out of sandstone, Ta Prohm invaded by the roots of giant baniyan, Banteay Kdei (Citadel of the Cells) used to be a religious monastery, Prasat Kravan with a unique bas-reliefs of bricks and Sras Srang used for ceremonies and royal baths.
Afternoon visit Eastern Mebon used to be in the middle the waters of the large Oriental Baray that is presently filled with rice-fields, Neak Poan was supposed to be a symbol of the Universe, and Preah Khan built in 1191 according to the tradition on a spot where the king fought a crucial battle against the Cham.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap
Following breakfast at the hotel will board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake and enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages, complete with schools, restaurants, hospitals, and the school known as "Les Artisans d'Angkor." Then you will then transfer to Siem Reap airport for your late morning flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival, pick up and transfer to check in hotel.
After lunch, we visit Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda was built by King Norodom in 1866 inside its gleaming yellow walls are most conspicuous feature and impressive colorful Khmer style halls for the Royal Family, then visit silver pagoda, located in the compound of the Royal Palace. Inside it floor is constructed of 5000 silver tiles. Continue your visiting to Wat Phnom that is a hill in town set on top of a tree covered knoll 27m high. You will take a boat trip through the silent beauty of the Mekong River for sunset in front of the Royal Palace.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum ( S-21 ) a memorial and a testament to the madness of the Khmer Rouge regime, Toul Sleng Kept extensive records, leaving thousands of Photos of their victims then continue to National Museum of Cambodia is house in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design (built in 1917 – 20). Stop at Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market ). It is the best place in town for souvenir shopping having a large range of real and fake antiquities. Items for sale include miniature Buddha, silk silver jewelry, gems, ganja. Then transfer to airport for departure flight.
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