Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap. As we arrive in Siem Reap in the morning, we are accompanied by the guides to the hotel The same morning we are on tour to Rolous Group temples including the 9th-century-erected Preah Ko temple, Bakheng, the largest and most complex temple of the Rolous group temples, and the four-brick-tower temple of Lo Lei. After the lunch break, we will head to Small Circuit to witness the Prasat Kravan (Cardamon sanctuary), where we will be stunned by the image of the eight-armed Vishnu in the largest central tower.
Then we get going to Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddist temple with four concentric walls, Srah Srang (Royal Bath), Ta Prohm, which is best known for its originally charming look, with trees and roots intertwined with the carvings and chambers of the buildings. Next, we move to just east of Ankor Thom where stand the Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda that seem to be known as the twin temple, and to Takeo, the only temple never completed and yet one among the finest. Finally, we enjoy the dinner in Siem Reap town. Overnight in SR.
Day 2: Angkor Thom. In the early morning, we enjoy the view of sunset at Ankor Wat. Then we start our tour to the most popular South Gate of Angkor Thom’s before going to Angkor Thom (the temple) which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown until now.
Then we go to Bapoun, which is one of the most spectacular of Ankor’s temples in its heyday, to Terrace of Leper King, another mysterious site to find out, and to Terrace of Elephants that once served as the base for the king’s grand audience hall for the public ceremonies. Now it is time to visit the World Seven Wonder -better known as Anokor Wat- that stands as the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia. In the evening, comes the moment for the relaxing view from the Phnom Bakheng Hill before leisure time at night in Siem Reap town. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Bantey Srei and Grand Circuit. Today in the early morning, we will view sunrise at Angkor Wat. There you will see the wonderful spectrum of sun rise on the top of the five peaks of Angkor Temple, breakfast at hotel. In the morning we continue to visit the exquisitely decorated pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srey, whose intricate carving has the example of Khmer classical art remaining and stands as the finest monument ever seen on the planet. And then we will visit Kbal Spean (The river of a Thousand lingas) and have lunch at the local restaurant, after that we continue to visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup (Turning the body) where there are some amazingly detailed lintel carvings here, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong. Dinner at the local restaurant. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Floating Village. In the morning, we are on a boat trip to Great Lake Tonle Sap, which is best known for its basin of fresh water fish (10 tons/ 1Square Km in the 60’s). Visitors may also view the fresh water exhibition where we can see various kinds of fish in Tonlesap Lake. We then continue to Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecole where visitors can observe artisans making high quality wood and stone carvings from scratch to end-product. We then have dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show. Overnight in SR. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Siem reap – Departure. After the breakfast, it is individual time until the departure. Includes: (B).
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