Some people wish to see the majestic Angkor Wat at least once in their life, and it’s obvious that many of them can easily make wishes true via Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days. The package ensures productive time in Angkor Archaeological Park as well as more time in the less-seen attractions.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Siem Reap
As the gateway to the well-known Angkor, Siem Reap always reminds tourists to visit the Archaeological Park and its ancient highlights. The popular names of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Big Angkor), Bayon, and Ta Prohm make them the must-see in almost every Siem Reap Tour. Besides, the package will take you to another well-known attraction: Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Let’s read things to see in Siem Reap Itinerary 5 Days!
Angkor Wat : Must-Seen in Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days
First of all, from Siem Reap Airport, tourists will first discover the legendary Angkor Wat – one of the largest religious monuments ever built. The Wat looks definitely magnificent and unique with Hindu bas-reliefs and Apsara carvings. Both interior and exterior of the monument can inspire you all to study, listen to the stories, and take pictures. Also, when you pay homage to the antique Buddha images in this 12th-century Wat to receive luck.
On the next day, Angkor Thom should be a target to explore. It is the last royal capital of the Angkor Empire. There are 05 entrance gates to the city; each gate directs to a cardinal point while the victory gate leads to the Royal Palace area. Also, each entrance is crowned with the giant faces. The ancient charm of the Big Angkor is unparalleled and irreplaceable. There will be also some stories to hear about the history of the site; how Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital in 1181 and built this grand construction as a new capital.
Bayon, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei
Leaving Angkor Thom, your next destinations are Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants, and Ta Prohm – the jungle temple. Each of these religious and age-old attractions brings a different feeling to the visitors like they are getting lost in the lost world where the Buddhist monasteries are hidden in the dense and wild forest. In particular, Ta Prohm is where the Hollywood “Tomb Raider” movie was filmed.
The interesting on-foot adventure goes on to the exceptional Banteay Srei which is known for the delicate carvings and the pink sandstone constructions. The temple reflects the fairylike colors before 10:30 AM and after 2:00 PM.
Tonle Sap Lake
On the 3rd day of the Cambodia Tours in Siem Reap, you will take a morning voyage to Chong Kneas floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. The unique itinerary provides opportunities to try the ox-cart ride, and then cherish the captivating rural scenes around the lake. There stand out several floating houses, schools, and Buddhist monasteries for sightseeing.
After the lake discovery, you will have free time to relax at Pub Street, Old Market, and National Museum.
Less-seen Tourist Attractions in Cambodia Tour 5 Days to Siem Reap
The extraordinary 5-day Cambodia Itinerary also offers time to reveal the pristine and less-touristy attractions so that your journey is unparalleled indeed.
Around 63km east of the town, Beng Mealea remains less-visited by crowds of tourists, which leaves it pristine and “forgotten” amid the growing trees and vegetation. That said, Beng Mealea was even built before the construction of Angkor Wat which gave both the identical architectural style. Certainly, experiences in this “lost temple” will become elegantly memorable.
Next, Koh Ker is a distinct temple complex which is around 120km away from the town. It was the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 A.D. to 944 A.D. Also included in the complex is the outstanding Prasat Thom, a stunning 7-tiered pyramid.
Siem Reap Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days is what you all need to discover the known-and-unknown highlights of the destination in a completely happy way.