Many of us have a wish to stand in front of the marvelous Angkor Wat to marvel at its magnificence, classical Khmer art and architecture, so if you share this, the first step is to take 5 Days Itinerary in Siem Reap. The eminent Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Angkor Thom, and then the must-see Angkor Wat will convince you of the glorious Khmer Empire. Then, an outdoor expedition to Phnom Kulen Mountain is so exciting to meet the gigantic Buddha statue, picturesque waterfalls, etc., like sceneries in a lost world. Following mountain discovery will be an enjoyable boat trip on Tonle Sap that cheers you up with floating sites and opportunities to befriend with Khmer people. The blend of history, temple, and culture will make each second of yours in Cambodia exhilarating.
Destinations: Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor – Tonle Sap Lake
We will pick you up to the hotel from the At Reap airport. Have lunch at your own expense.
Go out for the Angkor temple expedition to the top highlights. Listed in the itinerary are Prasat Kravan that is reputable for the unmatched interior brick sculptures, the Srah Srang (called “The Royal Baths”). Also, it’s exciting to view the four concentric walls of Banteay Kdei temple. Next, the must-see is Ta Prohm which was built in the late 12th century in the mysterious Bayon style, and once filmed in the “Tomb Raider” movie.
The next highlight to please the eyes is Neak Pean which is a religious fountain erected in the midpoint of the pool. This reflects the paradisiac Himalayan mountain-lake belief. Going on, you will meet Preah Khan temple built by King Jayavarman VII during the 12th century. The ancient complex is somehow covered with trees and vegetation that give it a sense of mystery.
Have breakfast at the hotel, and then start the full-day Angkor Temple Tours.
You will first visit Angkor Thom, the last royal capital of the Khmer empire, built in the late 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. As the tourists’ main entrance, the South Gate will surprise you at numerous gigantic statues of gods and demons. What’s more, view the central corner of the old capital, and you will notice the Bayon Temple that preserves around 54 towers carved with more than 200 stone faces of Avalokitesvara (Bodhisattva of Compassion). Spend the next hours in the Phimeanakas temple, Royal Enclosure, Elephants Terrace, and Terrace of the Leper King.
After lunch, you will be happy to visit Cambodia’s treasure: Angkor Wat. The early-12th-century Wat is so magnificent with the classical Khmer art, architecture, and history that makes it a major magnet to attract visitors. There is even the Angkor Wat sunset tour, which ensures that the sunset sightseeing from this spot, particularly from the top of Pre Rup temple is truly wonderful.
The breakfast time at the hotel will be followed by the car transfer to Phnom Kulen (Mountain of the Lychees). The destination is sacred and richly featured with the Grand Buddha statue, the inexplicable River of Thousand Lingas, and the Waterfalls at the top of the mountain. Take time worshipping, sightseeing, and taking pictures of the top attractions.
On the drive back to Siem Reap, take a pleasant stop at Banteay Srey (also named Citadel of Women or Citadel of Beauty due to the intricacy and elegance of the bas relief carvings. Also, spend some minutes to explore the forgotten Hindu temple of Banteay Samre.
Enjoy breakfast served at the hotel. Then, have fun with the morning boat ride on the beautiful Tonle Sap Lake at Kampong Phluk Village. Tonle Sap is the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia that promises the delightful voyage. Together with the floating houses, you can expect to meet the floating school or floating police station.
After lunch, you will have more opportunities to understand the Khmer people in their off-the-beaten-track village. This half-day culture tour will show you the remote trails of rice fields, palm trees, antique ruins, and ox carts. Furthermore, expect a visit to a local family’s house.
Get back to Siem Reap at night.
Have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy your free time in Siem Reap until the departure time. You will have some hours to take more pictures of the Angkor gateway city and might meet more Khmer people who have sweet welcome. Let’s bid your farewell before getting a car transfer to the airport for your next flight.
• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
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