5 days Cambodia tour – Best of Angkor Wat
Day 1: Arrive Seam Reap. Free and Relax
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, we welcome you and transfer you to hotel for check-in. The afternoon is free for you to get familiar with weather and atmosphere in Seam Reap. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: The formation and the Rise of Khmer (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast is at the hotel. In the morning, tour guide and car pick you up to do Seam Reap city tour to discover the Formation and the Rise of Khmer Emperor from the early day until the golden time. We will visit some beautiful temples in Siem Reap including:
- Roulous group with: Preah Ko, Bakon and Lolei. It is composed by three major temples: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko, along with tiny Prasat Prei Monti. At both Bakong and Lolei there are contemporary Theravada buddhist monasteries.
- The Eastern Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.
- Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean.
Neak Pean at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. It is the “Mebon” of the Preah Khan baray.
Preah Khan is a temple at Angkor, built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
Day 3: The start of Angkor: Kulen National Park – Banteay Srei – Beng Mealea (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast is at your hotel. Meet with our guide to brief of the tour at 8.30am. Then transfer 1 hour to the foot of Kulen Mountain where we start hiking up the hill. The first 500 meters are uphill with some rock. Then it is flat all the ways. We make our first water stop at the pagoda in the middle of the climb to get some energy before heading through the jungle to the visit one Thousand Lingas. Then we visit the Grand Reclining Buddha and enjoy swimming at the 40 meter high water fall.
After the trekking, you will visit Kbal Spean. It consists of a series of stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations of the river bed and banks. It is commonly known as the "Valley of a 1000 Lingas" or "The River of a Thousand Lingas". The motifs for stone carvings are mainly myriads of lingams (phallic symbol of Hindu god Shiva), depicted as neatly arranged bumps that cover the surface of a sandstone bed rock, and lingam-yoni designs. There are also various Hindu mythological motifs, including depictions of the gods Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Lakshmi, Rama, and Hanuman, as well as animals (cows and frogs)
Following your journey, we drive to the “gem” of the Angkor area called Banteay Srei temple. It was built almost by sandstone. It is a small model of Angkor Wat becomes to famous for all. It is also called “The treasure of Khmer” displaying almost the finest examples of sculpture and architecture of the Old Khmer .
You will be transferred to the quiet Beng Mealea. This is the burial place of King Suryavarman – who developed Khmer Empire to the Golden Time as well as built the one of the World Wonder called Angkor Wat. Beng Mealea was was forgotten until 1954 and found by French people. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries.
At around 17pm, we return to Seam Reap and drop you at your hotel. In the evening is the time for you to rest, discover nightlife of Seam Reap. Overnight at the hotel in Seam Reap.
Day 4: The best of Khmer: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – Ta Prohm (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom – The city of Temples located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire built by Suryavarman II Emperor. Angkor Thom was built in the Golden Age of Khmer and became the symbol of Khmer Empire in early of 12th century. While the European people are discovering the ground, the Khmer People discovers astronomy. Angkor Thom is a great work, the result of outstanding achievements in architecture, the size, the feats of calculation and Khmer. The most highlight is Bayon temple – the most beautiful temple in Angkor Wat – well-known as the worships of Vinshu who was a Patron God of Suryavaman II. It is a temple of temple, greater than the great.
Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. 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.
Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. It was built in the end of 12th century until early of 13th century. It is not like another Hindu temples, this is the temple of Buddhism. He is the first Buddhist Emperor in Cambodia. Ta Phrohm expresses the accuracy and the wonder of art. To build it, they used 50,000 taels of gold, 50,000 taels of silver and a big amount of GEM. Stretching along the history, it has been forgotten and occupied by the plant. After being discovered, it has become the temple has had the most.
Before ending the tour today, enjoy wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Departure (breakfast)
In the morning, you will do the boat rip in Tonle Sap lake. Car transfer to the airport at the registered time. Service ends.
Hotel to stay: up to your selection of packages
Car reference: all is by private car
Tour guide: Private tour guide
PRICE PER PERSON:
Inclusion: 3 stars Hotel stay in Seam Reap during trip with breakfast, English speaking tour guide , Private car in whole trip , All sightseeing tickets, entrance fees,
Exclusion: Cambodia visa stamping fees, Berverage, Tax ( if you don't take tax invoice, you no need to pay), banks transaction fee, travel insurance