Angkor, the former capital of the ancient Khmer Empire, is one of the greatest and most spectacular Hindu religious sites in the world. Construction of this elaborate temple complex – built in honor of the god Vishnu – began in AD 879 during the reign of King Suryavarman II and was completed in 1191. It lay concealed for many years, however, until the site was discovered by Frenchman Henri Mahout in 1860. This Mystical Angkor tour has established to let you discover Angkor Temple in Cambodia, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
- Visit the monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89)
- Discover the Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing.
- Trip to Banteay Srei temple (10th c), the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.
- Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas. And take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia.
Itinerary in brief
Day 1 : Arrival in Siem Reap – Roluos Group ÇD)
Day 1 : Arrival in Siem Reap – Roluos Group (D)
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong, the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei ,built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Dinner in the local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2 Angkor Wat (B,L)
In the morning, 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. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Lunch in the local restaurant. Visit the South Gate, the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3 Siem Reap - Banteay Seil - Preah Khan (B,L)
Morning, transfer to Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to 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. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. 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 Prea Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 3 Siem Reap - Departure (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. And take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap and time at leisure at a local market (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination. Enf of the service.
- The English speaking guide during the visit
- Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- All transfers with the air-conditioned private vehicle
- Private traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake
- All entrance fees
- Water & cool towels
- Government taxes & service charge
- International Airfares.
- Early check in/ late check out
- Meals not indicated
- Drinks & beverage.
- Cambodia visa stamp fee: ( 20 USD/ per person)
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
- Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills.
- Tips and gratuities
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