EXPLOR SIEM REAP 4 DAYS
Leave for tour of Angkor Thom (comprising of the Bayon Temple, Bapoun, Terrace of Elephant and Terrace of Leaper King). The city of Angkor Thom, founded by Jayavarman VII in the 12th century, was one of the largest of all Khmer cities and remained the capital until the 17th century. Also visit Ta Prohm, the temple with the gigantic tree roots on the structure.
After lunch time start to visit Angkor Wat Temple, the Seventh Wonder of the world till evening, climb up to Bakheng Hill to enjoy viewing sunset, back to town dinner at local restaurant, overnight in Siem Reap.
In the morning, you will continue your temple visit, including Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures, Pre Rup, the mountain temple, Ta Som, Neak Pean, a foundation built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake, Eastern Mebon, guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation.
Preah Khan, built in the 12th century, was one of Jayavarman VII’s largest projects dedicated to his father. Preah Khan was much more than a temple with over 1,000 teachers it appears also to have been a Buddhist university as well as a considerable city. Preah Khan is located on the western edge of its own long baray, the Jayatataka, and a terraced landing stage at the end of the temple West-East axis access to the lake with a moat surrounding the city.
Visit to the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 12 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit village and take boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the great lake of Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia.
In the morning you’ll leave to see Kulen Mountain which is one of the most sacred spots in the whole of Cambodia. It’s where the ancient Khmer empire first started and it was also the quarry for many of the temples built at Angkor. It was here that King Jayavarman II claimed independence from the Java in 804.
The name means the “Mountain of the Lychees” and is a significant place to visit. Once at the top of the mountain you can go for a swim in a tropical waterfall surrounded by thick jungle. You can also relax by the river and stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you can take an optional trip to Banteay Srey which is about 37 km outside of Siem Reap town. This temple means the “Citadel of the Women” and it’s thought that the fine carvings on the walls could only have been carved by women as men were not delicate enough. The pink sandstone structure is a unique temple because it’s one of the few which wasn’t built by a king, instead it was built by a councilor to the king.
On this tour, you’ll go to see Beng Mealea temple which is around 68 km outside of Siem Reap town. Beng Mealea was built in the early part of the 12th century by King Suryavarman II. It was built in a similar style to Angkor Wat and was also dedicated to the Hindu Gog, Vishnu. The name means “Lotus Pond” and although it was a Hindu temple, you can find some Buddhist carvings around. Like most of the temples at Angkor, it was deserted at some point and the jungle was left to take over. The stones lay in huge heaps, and there are trees growing among the towers and in the courtyards of the temple.
Then continue to Rolous Group. The Roluos group consists of three temples known as Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. These temples are some of the earliest examples of ancient Khmer architecture, all built in the 9th century AD. Bakong temple was the official state temple inside the capital city of Hariharalaya. Lolei temple is a Hindu temple built in 893 AD by Yasovarman I, who dedicated it to the Hindu god Shiva. Preah Ko temple was built in 879 AD and was also dedicated to Shiva. After visiting these temples continue on to watch the sunset at Kompong Phluk where you’ll see how the locals have adapted to life on the water.
-Professional of English Speaking Tour Guide
-Air-conditioned vehicle (Car/Van)
-Cool Water & Cool Towel during the tour
-Meals & Beverage
-And other expense
-Entrance fee 37USD for one day pass, 62USD for 3 Days pass, and 72 USD for one Week Pass.
-Kulen Mountain Entrance Fee 20USD per person.
-Boat Ticket 20USD/Pax
– Revealing clothes such as short and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulders are prohibited.