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Angkor World Heritage

3 Nights / 4 Days
Place : Cambodia - Angkor
Location : Others
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Description


Deep in the forests of Cambodia's Siem Reap province, the elegant spires of an ancient stone city soar skyward above the sprawling complex of Angkor Archaeological Park.  The Khmer Empire's various capitals thrived here from the 9th to 15th centuries, while their rulers presided over an empire that stretched from Myanmar (Burma) to Vietnam.  Including forested areas and newly discovered 'suburbs' Angkor covers more than 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers) - an area considerably larger than New York City's five boroughs. 

One tale Angkor's artists and scribes did not tell, however, it why the city's rulers abandoned the site and resettled near modern Phnom Penh.  Theories include defeats in battle and shifting religious observances, (because the Khmer's Hinduism was gradually replaced by Theravada Buddhism during the 13th and 14th centuries), but the mystery has puzzled scientists for centuries.  

Visit Angkor with us...


Travel Plan
Day Places to visit Summary
Day 1 Siem Reap Arrive Siem Reap, Siem Reap, transfer to hotel for check in. 
Welcome Dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant. 
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, no visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as 'Apsara Dance' after one of the most popular Classical dance places. Traditional Khmer dance better described as 'dance-drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message. 

Day 2 Surise @ TA Prohm & Banteay Srei Rise early to beat the crowds at the photogenic of Ta Prohm 'Tomb Raider' fame.  Ta Prohm 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.  Visit Ta Prohm early to avoid the masses of crowds and provide a unique visit in this incredible temple. 
We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei.  This temple is largely built of pink sand stone a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. Banteay Samre: Its rose-coloured sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer. 
For the later afternoon we head back into main Angkor Park and journey to Tasom.  Tasom offers some beautiful photo spots, especially the rear entrance where tree roots adorn the gateway.  We finish by experiencing sunset over the rice fields from royal crematorium of Pre Rup, a classic view of the Cambodian countryside. 
Day 3 Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat We start on our bike and cycle to world heritage areas on the roads less traveled.  Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop.  It is a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor's most beautiful temples.  You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom - undiscovered by mass tourist. 
- The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th Century)
- Sea the South Gate, Bayon Temple - unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokiteswara. 
- Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru.
- We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for king in the past time. 
- The Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting 
- Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back, you see monk sprinkle water to people. 
We continue to the famous temple: Angkor Wat.  Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendour.  Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer galery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. 
Enjoy foot massage one hour and walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market. 
Day 4 Siem Reap Departure
After breakfast depart Siem Reap for the Tonle Sap, driving down the eastern side of the lake.  Arrive at Kampong Phluk; a 'flooded forest'.  Accessible only during high water, you will pass through the tree tops whilst seated in your boat.  Nearby is a fishing village where you will also learn more about the traditional methods used for generations.  Returning to the mainland, meet your driver and return to Siem Reap. 
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination.  It's time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again. 
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Inclusions
    - Accommodation in double/twin sharing room with breakfast at hotel
    - Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary
    - All transfer by private AC vehicle as mentioned itinerary (except free day at leisure)
    - Local English speaking guide as per itinerary

Exclusions
    Items not mentioned in inclusions and itinerary
Special Notes
    Rates for two person