2Days/1Night Angkor Highlight - tour in Siem Reap

 

Day 1

Siem Reap/ Angkor Wat  [-/L/D]

 

 

 

 


 

Pick up from hotel /airport

 

We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor.

 

Lunch at local restaurant

 

Angkor Thom is an immense walled city that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire. We begin our visit at the Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor. Our climax is the enigmatic and enchanting temple of the Bayon. At the exact centre of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. ms and their snapshot of daily life during the Angkor period.

 

Dinner at local restaurant

 

Day 2

Siem Reap /Banteay Srei  [B/L/-]

 

 

We travel to Ta Prohm which has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.

            After soaking up the unique atmosphere of Ta Prohm, we continue to the giant pyramid of Takeo, one of the highest temples in the Angkor area. Built at the end of the 10th century, it was never completed. Some scholars contend this was due to an inauspicious lightning strike during construction. Others have suggested the high quality sandstone was simply too hard to carve in detail.

This morning we also visit the remains of an old Angkorian bridge which once spanned the Siem Reap river. Like the Romans before them, the Khmer kings built long, straight roads connecting the outposts of their empire and these included many magnificent bridges. There is also the option to visit the smaller temples of Chau Sey Devada and Thommanon for avid temple enthusiasts.

 

Lunch at local restaurant

 

In the afternoon, we travel through the traditional village of Preah Dak to the 12th century temple of Banteay Samre. Built by King Suryavarman II, the genius behind Angkor Wat, this temple has been extensively restored. The temple is unique in that over-quarrying of  sandstone led to the use of laterite for the roofed corridors. The pediments above the inner doors here include some of the most accomplished carving from the Angkor period.

We continue further north to, Angkor’s ultimate art gallery. This petite pink temple is the jewel in the crown of Angkor-era sculpture. The elaborate carvings here are the finest found in Cambodia and the name translates as ‘Fortress of the Women’, thanks to the intricate detail here, considered too fine for the hands of a man.

 

Then, transfer to airport for departure flight.

 

 

 

 

Tour include

 

 

 

Private transfer and transportation with air-con Car/Van/Bus

English Speaking Guide

1night accommodation base on sharing room

Meals: 2lunch +1Dinner

All entrance fee tour

Drinking water during the tour

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Exclude

 

 

 

Visa fee

Flights to and from destination, airport tax and checked luggage fee

Travel Insurance

Drinks, tip, personal expenses and optional tours

Bank transaction fees

Early Check- in and late check-out

 

 

Price per pax in USD base on sharing room

Tour cost

02

03-05

06-09

10-15

16-20

21-23

24-25

Single Suppl.

Angkor Era –Deluxe room

216

198

171

168

161

159

158

35

Sarai Resort- Gold Chamber

246

228

201

198

191

189

188

65