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Angkor In Depth

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Enjoy one of the most memorable trips and immerse yourself in the magical charm of Siem Reap, the land of Cambodia’s culture, history and religion. This 7-day tour includes the most highlights in the city, plus gives a chance to witness the grandeur of Tonle Sap Lake and amazing floating villages. Spend most of time exploring the ancient temples inside and outside Siem Reap, you will absolutely get amazed by unique carvings and stories that takes you close to the ancient Khmer Kingdom and the charming beauty of Cambodia. Let join us to make your expedition incredible!

Highlights

  Savor a delectable traditional dinner while watching Apsara Dance by talented artists

  Walk through the countryside and interact with very kindly local people

  Take a short cruise of sightseeing on Tonle Sap Lake and see the life on the water of local people

  Visit Angkor famous architectural works: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Beng Mealea, Ta Prohm, etc

  Explore Hariharalaya and the Rolous group to learn more about Khmer civilization

  Discover Phnom Kulen mountain, the cradle of the ancient Khmer Empire

  Enjoy private transfers and local guide on tour

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Siem Reap Welcome to Siem Reap, check in hotel, have dinner with Apsara Dance D
Day 2 Siem Reap, Tonle Sap, Siem Reap Know about daily life in the countryside of Siem Reap. Have a nice... B
Day 3 Siem Reap Visit Outlying Remote Temples B
Day 4 Siem Reap Explore the Angkor Temples B
Day 5 Siem Reap Visit Phnom Kulen National Park B
Day 6 Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap Explore the ancient Kor Ker & Beng Mealea Temples B
Day 7 Siem Reap Transfer to airport for your flight back home B
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    Welcome to Siem Reap, check in hotel, have dinner with Apsara Dance

Welcome to Siem Reap - the charming relics of South East Asia

Arriving at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide outside the terminal and transferred to the hotel for check-in or luggage drop off if the room is yet to be ready for you. During the transfer, our guide will give you the introduction of Siem Reap City and general information about traffic, currency, shopping area and more. We will drive you around the city through Sivutha StreetOld Market/Pub Street and Wat Damnak bridge before going to your hotel so that you will have a good idea on where to spend at your own leisure time.

In the evening, you should not miss the chance to enjoy dinner with the traditional beautiful Apsara Dance. Starting by the movements with deftness and deliberation, the beautiful artists in the sophisticated silk-made tunic will get you amazed by the exquisiteness and enthusiasm with warm smiles

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Immersing yourself in a traditional dinner with Apsara Dance

When in Cambodia, don’t forget to give yourself at least an hour to immerse through the traditional dinner with ancient art of Apsara Dance. Starting by the movements with deftness and deliberation, the beautiful artists in the sophisticated silk-made tunic will get you amazed by the exquisiteness and enthusiasm with warm smiles. 

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    Know about daily life in the countryside of Siem Reap. Have a nice boat trip to a floating village on Tonle Sap lake & interact with local people

Morning transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside, you will start to walk through the village houses, witnessing very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. Just as some examples: how the locals wash vehicles, selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets. 
Enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village. Leisurely walk through the rice paddies and see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine, handicraft works meanwhile a member of the family will offer you a fresh coconut and some homemade rice wine to taste. 
Hop in your van for driving onward to the next destination, a floating community, arrive at the quay for embarking on a motorized boat to visit floating houses village offering an incredible natural phenomenon of making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way. This is a great chance to witness one of Cambodia and the world’s most amazing natural wonders. Drive back to Siem Reap.
(Note***floating community is recommended from September to February)
At your choice, Kayaking is available on request on Tonle Sap Lake at additional cost.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Relaxing in the floating experience in Tonle Sap lake

Siem Reap – one of the most popular destination of Cambodia has no shortage of unique charms — from Khmer classical ruins temples to a UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat— and it has been luring curious travelers more by the unique floating life in Tonle Sap Lake. Besides the quaint local boat experience, you will be welcomed by warming smiles from the humble Cambodian people and have a chance to see the real-life of local people and see how they make for a living in this fantastic lake

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    Visit Outlying Remote Temples

At 07h00am, drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. 

Continue to the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group we visit the main one called Bakhong temple

Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Diving deep into ancient ruins in Outlying Highlighted Temples

Located in the outskirt from Angkor Complex (Siem Reap), the outlying temples is delightfully secluded: a 35km ride to the rural area. In spite of the modest size, the outlying temples will amuse those wanders by the impressive details and fantastic carvings and ancient ruins from Hindu mythology, including the widely known Banteay Srei, Hariharalaya, Bakhong Temple. A must see sightseeings for all tourists.

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    Explore the Angkor Temples

Beat the crowd early morning by 7.00 am, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor ThomCity & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. 

Transfer back to your hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Splendor Trip to Religious Angkor Wat

Regarded as the largest religious structure in the world, Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia) steals travelers’ heart by the astonishing vast and amazing landscape. A wonderful experience to watch the mesmerizing sunrise and to explore the site needs tackling whilst you visit Siem Reap. Don’t forget to take water, hat, sunscreen and proper attire to maintain your energetic exploration.

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    Visit Phnom Kulen National Park

Located 40km north of Angkor Wat, the Phnom Kulen mountain range provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it. Although the highest peak of the mountain range lies at only 487m, Phnom Kulen has much to offer visitors. The Cambodian people regard the site as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. King Jayavarman II claimed independence from Java there in 802 A.D. Travel in the morning by car through the countryside to Phnom Kulen and start the rather steep climb up by car. On top of the mountain you will visit a modern style pagoda that offers stunning views over the Angkor area.

Visit the eight meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue to purify your mind and body. Continue to visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall close to it. Take a refreshing swim in the stream and pool of the waterfall and enjoy a picnic lunch served in a natural setting. If time allows, take a stroll around the area with your guide and venture off the beaten track to take in the impressive forest and scenery. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Relaxation at Phnom Kulen Mountain

A playground for locals, Phnom Kulen (literally Mountain of the Lychees) is a gorgeous day out. The main attraction is the waterfalls at the top of Kulen Mountain and it’s also a great picnic spot; well set up in Cambodian style with hammocks and shelters to keep you shaded from the sun.Two sites most noted are the Thousand Lingas at Kbal Spean where you can see several thousand Lingas carved on the river bed, within the Kulen National Park site and Preah Ang Thom pagoda with its giant reclining Buddha which was carved out of a huge rock in 16th century. The area is a magnet to “kru khmer” (natural medicine doctors), and attracts people seeking blessings from its holy waters, particularly the potent life-giving waters at Kbal Spean, that are said to help couples conceive.Enjoy taking pictures and your expert guide will tell the story, the Linga-Cult. Once you are at the highest point of the area, you will feel why the ancient Khmer king built it on top of the mountain. Other than temples, visit here as a nature lover.

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    Explore the ancient Kor Ker & Beng Mealea Temples

07h00am: Depart for a full day trip to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea both located in the beautiful rural hinterlands of Siem Reap. Travel off-the-beaten track for 2.5 hours before arriving at Koh Ker, the former capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience. 

Enjoy lunch (including 1 bottle of mineral water and 1 soft drink or beer) near the temple and continue to visit other ancient structures in the peaceful area. As you head back to Siem Reap, visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. After your visit, drive 1.5 hours back to your hotel. 
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Fantastic jungle experience at Beng Mealea Temple

Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. It is located 40 km east from the main group of temples at Angkor, Siem Reap, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.Beng Mealea is largely unrestored and off the beaten path, with trees and brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards. You can wander around a huge maze, looking at stones and columns lying in great heaps, and explored semi-collapsed tunnels. It is definitely not as many tourists as Angkor Wat!If you are a bit tired of Angkor & looking for an extraordinary place without tons of people, just head to Beng Mealea.

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Amazing Pyramid Temple of Koh Ker

Located in Preah Vihear province, Koh Ker temple is an amazing pyramid temple you should visit and you will learn more about it when you go with your guide. It is a spectacular area of ​​temples other than Angkor (120 km / 2 hours drive from Siem rep), less touristy for now and in the process of being applied to be considered a UNESCO heritage site. Koh Ker was once a thriving city with over 10.000 inhabitants and was even the capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 AD and 944AD during the reigns of Jayavarman IV and Harshavarman II. Today what is left are dozens of temples in the area which are mostly covered by dense jungle. The most important remaining structure is the complex of the double sanctuary Prasat Thom / Prang.The one of the great pyramid (very similar to that of Chichen Itza in the Mayan Riviera) and which can be climbed on wooden stairs through one side (36 meters). The coolest part is that you get to go on top of it, how many ancient pyramids can you do that on? From top of the temple you can see the east jungle surrounding the complex and it still has many engulfed temples. The view from there is awesome: no buiding, no village, no car or no man, just tree and jungle.

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