6 days history tour to Cambodia
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap. Visit Banteay Srei (breakfast)
Upon arrival, check-in the hotel and have lunch.
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.
Evening, enjoy a buffet dinner which includes a Khmer Traditional Dance Show (Apsara dance show) at a local restaurant aimed by yourself. The tour guide will show you where is the restaurant.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 2: The best of Khmer’s golden time: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – Ta Prohm (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. 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.
Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.
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.
Before ending the tour today, enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap city tour, visit Roulous Group temples, the 1000 years old bridge (breakfast, lunch)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start to 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.
– After that, you will continue to visit Kampong Kdei bridge what built in early of 12th century.
Lunch is served in the local restaurant.
Afternoon, we continue to visit Angkor National Museum in Seam Reap. It is an archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of Angkorian artifacts, also to provides information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated from Khmer Empire’s Angkor period circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby. The museum is located in Vithei Charles de Gaulle No. 968, Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the way between downtown Siem Reap to northern road leading to Angkor ancient city.
The rest of day is for free to walk around Siem Reap, do some shopping and overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Boat trip in Tonle Sap lake, bus to Phnom Penh
In the morning, take a boat trip around Tonle Sap lake to see floating villages and get a taste for life ruled by monsoonal rains and water-based agriculture. Afterwards jump back on the remork to return to Siem Reap.
Continue your trip by taking the back roads back to town on this half day tour in Siem Reap and witness seasonal agricultural activities like cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, smoking fish, fish paste (prohoc making), and duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home.
After having lunch, guide will transfer you to the bus stop to get the bus to Phnom Penh. After 6 hours driving, you arrive to Phnom Penh, get pick up and check in your hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 5: Phnom Penh city tour. The dark of Khmer (breakfast, lunch)
Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Continue your visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.
Afternoon, visit Wat Phnom – the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh. It was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.
We continue visiting the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Visit the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.
Continue your visit at the National Museum. This is one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems. The Museum is instantly recognizable with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully cured roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. It was designed in Khmer style in 1917 by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts Cambodgiens.
At the late afternoon, we come back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 6: Departure (breakfast)
Breakfast is served at your hotel. Morning is free for you to do some last minutes shopping and relax. Car transfer to the airport. Service ends
– Price is per person in USD
– Hotel: maximum 4 people in 1 room or depending on the negotiation
– Food: as program. Any special request for food is required at least 3 days before starting date.
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|3 stars hotel||586||555||515||490||Negotiate|
|4 stars hotel||660||625||590||571||Negotiate|
|5 stars hotel||791||762||725||689||Negotiate|