Siem Riep Angkor tours in 4 days
Posted date 12/07/2007 at 10:16:16 (Viewed 14438 time)
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, Angkor is quite simply one of the wonders of the oriental world. This incredible temple complex, which lay forgotten beneath the jungle for centuries, dates back to the 12th century and represents one of the world's most remarkable architectural achievements. Spread over several hundred square kilometres, the former capital of the powerful Khmer civilisation, Angkor is truly spectacular with temples, monument and beautiful sculptures a testament to the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Khmers.
Day 1: Siem Riep arrival (L,D)
As we arrive in Siem Reap in the morning, we are accompanied by the guides to the hotel The same morning we are on tour to Rolous Group temples including the 9th-century-erected Preah Ko temple, Bakheng, the largest and most complex temple of the Rolous group temples, and the four-brick-tower temple of Lo Lei. After the lunch break, we will head to Small Circuit to witness the Prasat Kravan (Cardamon sanctuary), where we will experience the stunning image of the eight-armed Vishnu in the largest central tower. Then we get going to Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddist temple with four concentric walls, Srah Srang (Royal Bath), Ta Prohm, which is best known for its originally charming look, with trees and roots intertwined with the carvings and chambers of the buildings. Next, we move to just east of Ankor Thom where stand the Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda that seem to be known as the twin temple, and to Takeo, the only temple never completed and yet one among the finest. Finally, we enjoy the nice dinner at Siem Reap town.
Day 2: Angkor Thom (B,L,D)
In the early morning, we enjoy the view of sunset at Ankor Wat. Then we start our tour to the most popular South Gate of Angkor Thom’s before going to Angkor Thom(the temple) which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown until now. Then we go to Bapoun, which is one of the most spectacular of Ankor’s temples in its heyday; to Terrace of Leper King, another mysterious site to find out; and to Terrace of Elephants that once served as the base for the king’s grand audience hall for the public ceremonies. Now it is time to visit the World Seven Wonder, better known as Anokor Wat, which is considered the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia. In the evening, comes the moment for the relaxing view from the Phnom Bakheng Hill. Day 3: Great Lake (B,L,D)
In the early morning, we enjoy our time with sunrise at Angkor Wat then back to hotel for breakfast. After that, we are heading to Pre Rup(the pyramid-shaped temple,) then to East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong that all represent the unique feature of Ankorian sites. The afternoon is the time to experience boat trip on the Great Lake Tonle Sap, which is renowned for its basin of fresh water fish (10 tons/ 1Square Km in the 60’s). Visitors may also view the fresh water exhibition where we can see various kinds of fish in Tonlesap Lake. before continuing to visit the Floating Village. After enjoying the sunset at Phnom Krom, we dine out at a restuarant with Khmer Traditional Dance Show.
Day 4: Siem Riep Departure (B)
In the morning, with our lei
sure time, we enjoy the sightseeing around Siem Reap until the transfer time for departure.
Entrance fees to tour sites
Hotel accommodation (Twin Sharing Basis )
Lunches and Dinners at local restaurant
Private ground transport with air-con vehicle
Tours Guide (English/French/Japanese)
Domestic Air Ticket ( One-Way)
Boat rental fee if applicable in tour program
Cambodia visa fee US$30/pax (Upon arrival)
Personal expenses such as drinks at meals,