ANGKOR DISCOVERY – 3 DAYS
We travel back in time to one of the earliest capitals in the Angkor area, Hariharilaya, now known as Roluos. We begin to visit Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. The temples are built from the early of Angkor Period (802-1431). Preah Ko temple was built by king Indravarman I in 879. Bakong was built in 881. And Lolei was built by king Yasovarman I in 893.
Afternoon we journey to the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng to see the sunset cast its soft light over Angkor Wat. A winding path cuts through the jungle or there is the option of an elephant ride to the summit. This temple is the signature spot for sunset, so it can get very crowded. Please advise the guide if you want to experience sunset at a quieter location.
Departure to the north of Siem Reap to visit the citadel of woman – Banteay Srei – jewel indisputable of the Khmer art: entirely have been constructed by hard pink sandstone, wonderfully sculpted, perfectly preserved and restored. On the way back, you will visit to Akira Landmine Museum, Akira who is the hero of CNN, he works in demining team in Siem Reap, where you will discovery of history of war and weapons which were used in Cambodia war from 1970 – 1993. you will visit Banteay Samre on the way back from Banteay Srey.
Afternoon you will visit Ta Prohm, jungle temple which was built by king Jayavarman VII (1181-1218). The temple was built in 1186 for dedicating to his mother. Enjolina Joly, Hollywood Movie Star, took movie “Tomb Raider”. You will visit to Pre Rup, Eastern Mebon, and then you will continue to Preah Khan Temple which was built outside of Angkor Thom. And then you will visit to Neak Pean temple, which was the one of hospital of 102 which were built during the same king Jayavarman VII. Neak Pean situated in the middle of artificial lake “Jaya Tadaka”, 3700m by 900m, which now has been dried up. In the centre of this space is a square lake 72m along, bordered by four smaller lakes situated on the axis and lower than the embankment surrounding the main one. In the middle of it, is a small sanctuary which was formerly entwined by the trunk-roots of a giant creeper, now dead.
This morning, you will visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat , which was built by King Suryavarman II (1113 – 1150) to dedicate to God ‘Vishnu’. Angkor Wat, the largest monument of the Angkor complex and the best preserved, is an architectural masterpiece. It is perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief and sculptures make it one of the finest monuments in the world.
Afternoon, You will visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, the Bayon, is the exact centre of the town of Angkor Thom. Having to power after the burning of the capital by a Cham fleet, he rebuilt the city and surrounded it with a strong wall. Then you will going on to visit Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, and Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace.
– All sightseeing and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
– English-speaking local guides
– Private air-conditioned vehicle with drinking water during sightseeing
– Public liability insurance
– Tour services not detailed in our itinerary
– All entrance fee
– All meals not specified and no drinks except complimentary water
– Visa fees
– All International flight tickets
– Overweight luggage
– Expenditure of a personal nature
– Tips and gratuities
– Other services not listed in ‘What’s In’