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Mystical Angkor

Mystical Angkor
Trip length:4 days
Trip style:Cambodia Comfort Tours
Trip themes:Heritages, Local life & Culture
Physical rating:*****
Start / End cities:Siam Reap / Siam Reap
Price from:USD $236
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Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival  - Tonle Sap cruise
 
 
 
tonle sap
Welcome to Siam Reap! Met and greeted by our guide at the airport then take a short transfer to hotel for check-in.
The same afternoon, we will take a drive to Choueng Kneas village, a typical floating village on the great lake Tonle Sap, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian on the water along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more.
Dinner with Cambodia cuisine in a local restaturant.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 02: Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Grand Circuit
 
 
 
ta prohm temple

 

town of siam reap
Breakfast at the hotel and get transferred toward the countryside on the newly paved road to the temple of Banteay Srei, the “gem” of the Angkor area, which remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia displaying some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art of carving.
Along the way we make stops to visit to local village of Preah Dark village and the Banteay Samre Temple that is adorned with impressive bas-relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends.
After lunch, In the afternoon, we explore the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm, one of the most popular temples in the area of Angko because of the beautiful combinations of wood and stone. It is also the place where pop culture fans may recognize a few scenes from Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.
Continue to explore the grand circuit with Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup Temples where we will view the sunset over the Angkor.
Dinner and overnight in hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 03: Angkor Thom city – Angkor Wat – Tuk tuk ride of the town
 
 
 
angkor temple
It is a special treat for early risers as we get transferred to Angkor for sunrise view when the temples are shining in the most beautiful lights of the day.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and today we will continue to explore further the geological park.
Visit to the Angkor Thom city, the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire under the reign of King Jayavarman VII in the late twelfth century. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces.
Continue to the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and of course, the largest as well as the most complete temple of the complex: Angkor Wat.
This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.
Early evening, enjoy a ride on Tuk Tuk, a small open-sided taxi that is very common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town for sightseeing this beautiful laidback city and to have a blessing ceremony conducted by Buddhist monks for your happiness, prosperity and safe, memorable journey.
Dinner and overnight in hotel in Siem Reap
Day 04: Siem Reap further explore - Departure (B/)
 
 
 
siam reap town
After breakfast, enjoy a walk along the front of the King’s Residence to see the shrine with statues of YeayTeap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm, where the local people usually come with jasmine and lotus flowers to worship their deities. This is a type of very common and important spiritual practice amongst locals.
Continue with a visit to Psar Chars, one of the city’s lively open markets, also called the “Old Market”. Spend some time to wander around for sightseeing and perhaps indulge with some great shopping of local products and souvenirs.
From there we will proceed to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda founded in the 18th Century housing unique wall paintings of the Reamker that describes the lively scenes of Cambodian life in the old colonial time. There is also a large collection of Buddha statues in the main hall.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination. Safe travel!