Special Package for 5 Days 4 Nights in Siem Reap
Day 1: Welcome to Siem Reap & Angkor Heritage Site
AM : Warmly welcome by our tour guide upon your arrival at Siem Reap airport and check in at hotel.
Then depart from Hotel to see the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of Angkor Period (AD 802-1432) until the 15th century, was indeed a Great City as its name implied. Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex and over 200 large faces caved on the 54 towers, which at that time represents the 54 provinces in The Khmer Empire; give this temple its majestic character, Terrace of elephant and Terrace of Leper king. Then to Phimeanakas, One of the temples is Buddhist and may date from the 14th century. The temples are in rough shape but there are interesting carved lintels scattered on the ground.Prasat Sour Prat; Twelve nearly identical laetrile and sandstone towers that stands the artistic and architectural style of the towers is somewhat unique, defying easy classification and dating. Construction may have begun under Jayavarman VII, but the towers do not display the classic Bayon-style characteristics.
Enjoy the lunch at Local Restaurant.
PM : Depart from the hotel Then, fulfill your dream by visit to Angkor Wat Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Surround by a moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. The walls of the temple are covered inside and out with bas-reliefs and carvings. Nearly 2000 distinctively rendered Apsara carvings adorn the walls throughout the temple and represent some of the finest examples of Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.
Then we will enjoy sunset at Bakheng Mountain to witness spatula view of Angkor Wat’s 5 towels and Beautiful sunsets over the forest…
Enjoy local style BBQ Dinner to bring sweet experience back home…
Day 2: Explore Temple
5:00 AM : Depart from hotel and experience sunrise at Angkor Wat by enjoying picnic breakfast.
Then continue to Prasat Kravan, 10 century – East-facing brick towers containing unique bas-reliefs of Vishnu and Lakshmi rendered in brick constructed by noblemen – the only example of brick bas-reliefs in the Angkor area.
Banteay Kdei, Sprawling, largely un-restored, monastic complex was originally constructed over the site of an earlier temple, and functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII. As with other works of Jayavarman VII’s era, it is a tightly packed architectural muddle, using an inferior grade of sandstone. The 13th century vandalism of Buddha images that is seen on many Jayavarman VII temples is quite apparent. Combine with a visit to Srah Srang, Originally constructed by the same architect that built Pre Rup. Remodel in the 12th century as part of Jayavarman VII’s massive building campaign. A multi-tiered landing platform on the west edge of the baray is adorned with naga balustrades and guardian lions. The very sparse remains of an island temple can be seen poking out of the middle of the lake during the dry season when the water is low.
Pre Rup, Architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain. It’s give an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Beautiful carved doors and well-preserved carvings. Historically important in that it was the second temple built after the capital was returned to Angkor from Koh Ker after a period of political upheaval.
East Mebone, is a large temple-mountain-like ruin, rising three levels and crowned by five towers. Jayavarman IV, a usurper to the throne, moved the capital from Angkor to Koh Ker in 928AD. Sixteen years later Rajendravarman II returned the capital to Angkor and shortly. It is dedicated to Shiva in honor of the king’s parents. Inscriptions record activity at the temple as early as 947AD.
Come back to town for lunch and take a rest at the hotel.
Then visit the jungle-like temple of Ta Prohm. The movement of the earth beneath distorts the high lichen covered walls. Build in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII. 800 years of history lie twisted and broken, with sinister root systems of huge trees enveloping doors and windows in a stranglehold. Trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars, and spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces apart, make this temple even more extractive. This amazing temple is a photographers dream!
Then continue to visit NEAK PEAN; a small island temple located in the middle of the last baray (the Preah Khan Baray or Jayatataka. The central temple sits at the axis of a cross or lotus pattern of eight pools and coiled & en-coiled nagas that encircled the temple. The temple is faced by a statue of the horse, Balaha, saving drowning sailors. Though originally dedicated to Buddha, Neak Pean contains several Hindu images. During the dry season, the water is low and most photogenic in the wet season.
Near by, Preah Khan (Scared Sword) is a huge, highly explorer able monastic complex. Full of carving, passage made great photo opportunities. It originally served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. For a short period it was also the residence of King Jayavarman VII . Like most of Jayavarman VII’s monuments, the Buddha images were vandalized in the later Hindu resurgence. Some Buddha carvings in the central corridor have been crudely carved over with Bodhisattvas, and in a couple of odd cases, a lotus flower and a linga.
Enjoy end of your evening with the Ancient Khmer Kingdom’s cultural dance show with buffet dinner
Day 3: Jungle Ruin Temple Tour
After Breakfast, enjoy country side on the way to the Kbal Spean resort; A river of 1000 lingas’ and also carvings of Buddha and Buddhist images in the rock that date from a later period than the lingas. Required a moderately easy 30 minutes uphill walk though the charming forest.
Have lunch at local restaurant
Then we take a drive of about 50 minutes to most beautiful temple ‘Banteay Srey‘ (citadel of the women),’ but this is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings and displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Built at a time when the Khmer Empire was gaining significant power and territory, the temple was constructed by a Brahmin counselor under a powerful king, Rajendravarman and later under Jayavarman V.
On the way back, visit to Banteay Samre; Large, comparatively flat temple displaying distinctively Angkor Wat-style architecture and artistry. It was constructed around the same time as Angkor Wat. Many of the carvings are in excellent condition.
Dinner at Restaurant
Day 04: Siem Reap Town and Lake Tour
8:00 AM: After Breakfast at the Hotel, Tonle Sap; Great Lake – The Floating village of Chong Khneas south of Siem reap used to be one of the main entry points to Siem Reap and Angkor. It was an atmospheric but messy introduction to Tonle Sap life.
Enjoy the boat ride through Chong Khneas will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians Cambodian, Cham, Vietnamese living together on the boat going about their daily life in the floating village With over 200 tour boats. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, Church, Police Station, schools, cerocodile farm, spirit houses, restaurants and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route.
On the way back, Wat Athvea is an active Buddhist temple, is built next to an ancient Hindu temple. The temple’s design and distinctive style of the devata (sacred female images) inside indicate that it was built in the 12th century, during the reign of King Suryavarman II(circa 1,115-1,150 AD), who also built Angkor Wat. The temple is unusual because it lacks all but the most basic decorative carvings…with the exception of some exceptional Angkor Wat style devata.
Enjoy the lunch at Restaurant.
After Lunch, depart to Preah Ang Chek & Preah Ang Chorm Of particular importance to the locals as their wishes come true. It is containing two standing Buddhas of the names Preah Ang Chek (taller) and Preah Ang Chorm (shorter). They are surrounded by stories of power and indestructibility..
Then heading to Wat Bo Founded in the 18th century. A large, highly respected pagoda and it’s contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (late 19th century). Look for the ordinary-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha.
Again, Wat Thmei(killing field) ; Its contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers who died on a nearby battlefield.
Enjoy Dinner at Restaurant…
Day 05: Siem Reap Town- Departure to the airport
AM: After Breakfast, Visit to Old Market and Lucky Mall, to collect souvenir for your home and experience the local wet market. Last but not least; carving training school of Artisan D’Angkor shall not be missing.
Checking out and transfer back to the airport.
Tour Only 1 Pax 2 Pax 3-5 Pax 6 -7 Pax 8 – 10 pax 11 – 15 pax Cost per Pax 345 USD 235 USD 220 USD 190 USD 180 USD 170 USD
Include In Price
- TukTuk or Car transport, licensed English speaking guide,
- Cold towel and water during tour, Meals stated as above
Not Include in Price
- Angkor Heritage Site entrance fees, Visa fees & Airport Departure Tax
- Tips and Drinks’ Personal expense
- Any other then mentioned in the program