Siem Reap 4-day Tour
DAY 1 | PHNOM PENH – ARRIVAL
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and warm welcome by our professional guide transfer to the hotel for check in and refreshment after continue by A/C vehicle to Roluos Group The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
Lunch at local restaurant in the afternoon continue your temple tour by Tuk Tuk. See the unique interior brick sculptures Prasat Kravan, the Srah Srang reservoir (known as “The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and back to Prasat Bey is located in the north of Phnom Bakheng south gate of Angkor Thom in Tonle Oum behind Prasat Bey, all guests departs from ports visits south gate of Angkor Thom and will experiences the great wall of Angkor Thom Compound along the Tonle Oum river with listen our romantic natural music and histories. We will stopover at Prasat Chrung Coner and visiting the secrete place its called “Tadev Hole” then walk up to visit temple with best sunset Sunset in Siem reap beside of Bakheng.
Back to hotel for refreshment, and overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 | SIEM REAP — ANGKOR WAT
(Breakfast / Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel then continue to visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Lunch at local restaurant continue your temples tour to visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Watch the sunset at Angkor Wat.
Then back to hotel for overnight
DAY 3 | SIEM REAP TOUR
(Breakfast / Lunch)
Morning time breakfast at hotel than drive to remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60 km from Siem Reap), to explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle.
Picnic Lunch box will be provided at the site, than back to proceed to the Banteay Srei temple (10th century) regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. Then visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers.
No inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat. The proportions of Banteay Samre are splendid. A unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple.
Drive back to Siem Reap, accommodation at hotel.
DAY 4 | SIEM REAP — DEPARTURE
(Breakfast / Lunch)
Early morning transfer to the archaeological site for Sunrise from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat, than go for breakfast at local restaurant and start to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.
Then, tour guide and car/driver transfer you to the airport for your home flight.
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