Cambodia Itinerary 6 Days: The Best Trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
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For a one-week vacation in Indochina, one of the best options to vote for is Cambodia Itinerary 6 Days that focuses on the trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The program covers the top essentials of the country that no tourist will ignore, namely the charming Phnom Penh capital, the historical Killing Fields, the interesting Siem Reap, the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park, and the unique Tonle Sap Lake. The lifetime expedition is waiting for you to experience just in Cambodia Travel.

Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh is the first target to see in the itinerary. When you are in the capital, get ready to explore the Phsar Thmei (the Central Market) and be immersed in the busy atmosphere of the locals in the morning. The next attraction in Phnom Penh is the well-known Wat Phnom (Hill Temple) which looks extremely eye-catching from afar, which the hill is crowned by the sacred pagoda. Continue investing Day 1 in the 1-hour sunset cruise on Tonle Sap and Mekong River. Take your sightseeing opportunities to cherish the spectacular Royal Palace, National Museum, parks, and fishermen’s floating villages.

On Day 2, the Phnom Penh City Tour will offer the in-depth discovery of the Royal Palace. You might be interested in listening to its long history related to the era of King Norodom. Thereafter, pay a visit to Wat Preah Keo (Pagoda of Emerald Buddha) featured with 5,000 silver tiles, the life-size golden Buddha status of 9,584 diamonds (the largest weights 25 carats), and the delicate emerald Buddha image.

Later on the day, you’ll have time to discover the unique identity of Cambodia in their unparalleled attractions: the Killing Fields. Despite the horrible past, this area today has a peaceful and spectacular landscape that people might visit for either history witness or the beautiful sightseeing.

Street food in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Street food in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Temple Tour

On Day 3, take a flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. When you’re there, the first target is Angkor Wat – one of the religious monuments ever built in the world. Angkor Wat was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Towards the end of the 12th century, the originally-constructed Hindu temple was transformed into the Buddhist temple. The high-classical Khmer architecture of the Wat makes it a symbol of Cambodia shown on the national flag. In an area of 162.6 hectares, the Wat looks amazing as a temple mountain with unique bas reliefs, carvings on the walls, etc. It reflects the unparalleled grandeur that a few can compare. Ask for the best place to view the sunset in Siem Reap? There is indeed the Angkor Wat Sunset Tour for you to catch the right moment of magic.

Tips to visit Angkor Wat Temple

Visit Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Thom and Banteay Srei Temples Exploration

Angkor Thom (the Big Angkor) was the last royal capital of the Khmer Empire which preserves the valued Khmer architecture. It was King Jayavarman VII that built Angkor Thom after he defeated the Cham invaders in 1181. There are five entrances to the city, of which each gate directs to each cardinal point while the victory gate leads to the Royal Palace. Also, each gate is tipped with 4 giant faces. The magnificence and mystery of Angkor Thom will keep you wondering how the old Khmer people could build such a giant masterpiece.

The next sites are Bayon and Terrace of the Elephants, which are all historical and impressive enough to amaze the later generations. Then, you’ll be transferred to Ta Prohm (the jungle temple) which preserves the mythical atmosphere and the mind-blowing architecture; that was why the Hollywood moviemakers chose it for the Tomb Raider movie. Some next hours will be transformed into the peaceful journey to the hidden Banteay Srei that you can marvel at the beautifully intricate carvings of the previous Khmer ancestors and the exceptional pink sandstone (looking best before 10:30 AM and after 2:00 PM).

Banteay Srei Temple, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Temple, Cambodia

Tonle Sap Lake Rural Sightseeing Trip

By taking a morning boat trip to Chong Knies village, you will land at the floating village on the well-known Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Enjoy the ox-cart ride on the spot and sightseeing the rustic landscape filled with various off-the-beaten-track trails. Then, you’ll be in front of Tonle Sap to contemplate this natural beauty and peace. Also, enjoy the relaxing boat trip to access the floating school, Buddhist monastery, and crocodile farms.

In the late afternoon of Day 5, you’ll be present back in Siem Reap to further explore the highlights of Pub Street, Old Market, National Museum, and some Angkorian temples. On Day 6, you’ll have free morning until the departure flight to home.

Daily Life on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Daily Life on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

The Cambodia Tour 6 Days will shower you with the full discovery of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor temples, and Tonle Sap Lake that you have true time off to explore, learn, and relax.