PHNOM PENH - ANGKOR - SIEM REAP
4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS
Explore the colonial capital city of Phnom Penh, visit the floating villages of Lake Tonle Sap, uncover the incredible temples of Angkor Watt, the enigmatic faces of Bayon, the imposing Terrace of the Elephants, the scenic Ta Prohm monastery, Angkor National Museum and the remains of the Khmer Empire and more!
Welcome to Cambodia!
Meet our local representative guide and driver. Check in hotel and we’ll proceed to visit Killing Field now become the peaceful stretch of countryside where over 10,000 people were executed. The remains of some of them are stored in a memorial to remind people of the atrocities the Khmer Rouge inflicted on other Khmers. Next, visit Toul Sleng which was once a Tuol Svay Prey High School is now a frightening reminder of the horrors of Pol Pot regime. The school was used as a torture chamber and it was believed that 16,000 people died there. Before check in hotel, we continue to visit Royal Palace facing the Mekong River, and its adjoining Silver Pagoda built in 1962 famous for its lavish decorations of silver paved floor and several Buddha statues made from precious metals & stones. The Royal Palace where is our king house as well as the monument for the government to do the national ceremony. National Museum is the museum we gather and keep the statue since Angkorian period. National Museum: also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1920. Before dinner, we embark on boat for 01 hour sunset and discover nightlife of fisherman along the riverbank.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
After breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Phnom Penh International airport for morning flight to Siem Reap. Meet our local representative guide and driver then we will proceed to the former capital Angkor Thom home to dozens of temples including the enigmatic faces of Bayon, the imposing Terrace of the Elephants, and the three-tiered Baphuon. Preah Khan is a huge, highly exploratory monastic complex, full of carvings, passages and photo opportunities. It originally served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. Late afternoon, visit the famous Angkor Wat, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre - first Hindu, then Buddhist - since its foundation. After long day tour, this evening we experience one hour foot massage in Khmer traditional style.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Breakfast at hotel
Visit Banteay Srei temple which is 36 kilometers far from Siem Reap and loosely translates to ‘citadel of the women,’ but this is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. On the way back, we visit some local village and see how local make sugar palm. Our last stop in this morning would be at Angkor National Museum is a profound cultural landmark in Siem Reap placing in the area of 20,000 square miles.
After lunch, we continue to discover Ta Prohm Temple unlike most of the other Angkor temples, Ta Prohm has been left just it was founded: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.
Overnight in Siem Reap
After breakfast, drive to the fishing village of Chong Kneas and take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake to discover the floating villages and the traditional fishing techniques. Return to Siem Reap. En route, stop at the “Chantiers-Ecole, Les Artisans d’Angkor”, a vocational training center, which revives the classic Cambodian techniques and styles of wood and stone carving and polychrome. Before lunch stroll around the local market for last minute shopping. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure flight to another destination
Transfers and ground transport by private air-conditioned vehicles
Domestic flight and airport tax Phnom Penh – Siem Reap in economy class
Accommodation based on twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast.
All meals mentioned in the itinerary
Traditional wooden boat for cruise in Tonle Sap Lake
English speaking guide throughout the itinerary.
All entrance fees, boat cruise trip as indicated in itinerary.
2 bottle mineral water per day per person
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