The Angkor Civilization (or Khmer Civilization) is the name given to an important civilization of Cambodia and Thailand, dated roughly 800 to 1300 AD. It is also the name of one of the medieval Khmer capital cities, containing some of the most spectacular temples in the world, such as Angkor Wat. This lost city of Khmer empire was hiding in a deep jungle, until sites were first discovered by French missionaries in 1860, now your time to experience it.
Day 1: Arrival - Phnom Penh. On arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. We visit the National Museum for an appreciation of the splendor of Khmer history before continuing to the Royal Palace and the sacred monument of Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Heading out of this area, we follow our trip to Wat Phnom, topped with a huge stupa and the vibrant Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap. An early morning transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. The town of Siem Reap is our base for exploring the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which was the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD. After checking into hotel, we drive to the archaeological area to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King. Today ends at the largest and most complete structure of Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B)
Day 3: Siem Reap - Departure. After an early morning catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat (optional), we continue exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevado Temples and the fabulous sight of TA Prohm, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees as well as gigantic creepers. The tour ends after your transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure. Includes: (B)
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