Many people are longing for Indochina travel that they have to schedule and plan things to get days off, so if you can be on leave, think about Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days. The key destination is nowhere but Siem Reap, a gateway to the legendary Angkor. The 4-day program includes top temples in Angkor Archaeological Park that ensures you’ll not miss the highlights namely Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei. What’s more, time on Tonle Sap Lake is relaxing. Following is a list of top things to see in Siem Reap.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days – The world’s largest religious monument ever built
On your first day in Siem Reap, make it a point to visit the UNESCO-ranked Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument ever built. You’ll be likely to arrive at the Wat in the afternoon when is perfect for Angkor Sunset Tours. Without a doubt, Angkor Wat stands out breathtakingly with Angkorian architecture, bas-reliefs, and Apsara carvings on the walls. With an area of 162.6 hectares, Angkor Wat was first built at the beginning of the 12th century by King Suryavarman II and dedicated to the Khmer Empire’s Hinduism, but then changed to a place to worship Buddhism at the end of the 12th century.
Angkor Wat is a national icon of Cambodia, appears on their national flag, and is a top magnet attracting tourists to the country. Therefore, if you ask what to see in Siem Reap, then Angkor Wat is a must, around 5.5km from the city. Staying there at 4:00 PM, and capturing the majestic sunset scenery! You might also want to learn about “Mountain Temple,” lotus-like towers, Hinduism mythological carvings, Buddha images, and more.
Angkor Thom in Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days – The last capital of the Angkor Empire
On the second day of the 4 days tour in Siem Reap, let’s get to Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Angkor Empire, built by Jayavarman VII. The architecture of the site is featured with five entrances (five cardinal points), of which the victory gate leads to the Royal Palace. Also, each gate is adorned with 4 giant faces. Often, the South entrance is the first stop. The massive, antique, and mysterious Angkor Thom will bring you to the lost world of the Angkor Empire, making you a real adventurer who uncurtains the history.
Other next impressive Angkor ruins are Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants, and Ta Prohm (The Jungle Temple) that provide numerous photo opportunities and history learning times. Ta Prohm was the base for the Tomb Raider movie which encourages you all to create your own film-like episodes. After lunch in Café Angkor Restaurant, enjoy a scenic drive to Banteay Srei which preserves the beautifully delicate carvings. It is a unique Angkor temple built by pink sandstone, offering the majestic color after 2:00 PM.
Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days – Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake
On the third day of the package, enjoy a voyage to Chong Knies floating village on the famous Tonle Sap Lake. This is the idyllic and peaceful boat trip, which gives you real insights into the local lifestyle. Great activities are the boat trip and then the ox-cart riding across the rural scenery of the rice fields, rustic houses, floating Buddhist Monastery, crocodile farms, etc. During this off-the-beaten-track day tour, take your time enjoying the peace of Tonle Sap Lake. The rest of the day will be about wandering around Siem Reap, visiting Pub Street and Old Market to buy souvenirs or eat Khmer food.
You’ll have the free morning on the fourth day of the 4-Day Siem Reap Cambodia Tour until your departure flight. Then, you might want to see the National Museum or any local spots. Take more photos and earn more memories!