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. Phnom Penh - Phnom Chisor - Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom - Siem Reap

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. Daily departure from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh

 

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DAY 1: Phnom Penh arrival

Warmly welcomed and picked up by our Tour guide from the airport and led to your hotel.
Firstly, visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. We will also visit The Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal crime and Killing Field of Cheong Ek.

DAY 2: Phnom Penh - Phnom Chisor - Phnom Penh

Early departure by road in direction of Phnom Chiso to discover a beautiful temple of the 11th century located on the hill that you are going to reach by a long staircase. In addition to the superb temple, you also impress a magnificent view of the panorama of plain, lake and rice fields. While descending, you visit the silk weaving village. On the way back you visit "Prasat Neang Khmau", (Black Women "whose history is relative to the temple of Chiso. Continuation to Tonle Bati where there are two temples "Ta Prum and Yeay Peou", you go for a walk the side of the lake and have lunch in picnic. You go back to Phnom Penh and visit the Tuol Tumpoung market, called Russian Market, ideal center for cloths, the memories and the ancient objects.

DAY 3: Phnom Penh – Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom

Breakfast in hotel and then travel by vehicle to Kompong Cham – stop on the way visit Skun Market known as the tarantulas market (large spider), arrival at Kompong Cham province, have a sight-seeing trip, visit Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (Male and Female hill) and Nokor Bachey Temple (12th century) and then continue to visit Rubber Plantation by crossing the bridge, on the road we visit the fresh beautiful landscape and the activity of people’s daily lives before reaching rubber plantation. Lunch at local restaurant.
In the Afternoon continue trip to Kampong Thom, on the road visits Kuh Nokor temple, this temple was built in 10th – 11th century by the king Suryavarman I - on the road stop visiting Stone Handicraft, the craftsmen take the rocks from the Santuk Mountain’s foot to make statues and various figures for house decoration. Arrival at Kampong Thom and transfer to hotel for check in.

DAY 4: Kompong Thom – Siem Reap

Depart through villages to pre-Angkorian temples of Sambo Prei Kuh, the ancient capital of Angkor before. Continuation of road to SIEM REAP around 147 Km through villages, lowland rice, stop at Kompong Kdei to visit an ancient archaeological bridge at the Angkorian period. Transfer to the hotel for check in. Dinner at a local restaurant with Asapa show.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap. 

DAY 5: Siem Reap - Angkor

In the morning visit the South Gate, Angkor Thom, This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century, the famous Bayon Temple – this temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII is situated in the centre of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Lokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII, Baphuon - This temple built by Udayadityarvarman II was the most poorly constructed of all the temples in Angkor. Phimean Akas – this temple constructed late 10th – early 11th century by Jayavarman V. Elephants and Leper King Terraces. The first owes its name to the outstanding depiction of elephants, while the second gets its name from the magnificent sculpture of King Yasovarman, popularly known as the Leper King.
In the afternoon visit one of 7 wonders of the world "Angkor Wat" early – mid 12th by King Soryavarman II. The temple is one of the largest monuments to religion ever built and is truly one the wonders of the world. Believed to have been constructed as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples. And then watches sunset view from the top of Phnom Bakheng.

DAY 6: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Discover the Angkor temples in the small circuit: Thommanun with some very nice walled-doors and stylized devata, Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo one of the first to be build out of sandstone, Ta Prohm was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother, It has been largely overgrown by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant baniyan growing out of the top of the temple itself, Banteay Kdei, this temple was constructed by Jayavarman VII during the 12th and 13th Centuries (Citadel of the Cells) used to be a religious monastery, Prasat Kravan with a unique bas-reliefs of bricks and Sras Srang used for ceremonies and royal baths.
In the afternoon visit Pre Rup temple – this temple was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman. Its proportions are perfect, a truly beautiful piece of work, Eastern Mebon used to be in the middle of the waters of the large Oriental Baray that is presently filled with rice-fields, Neak Poan was supposed to be a symbol of the Universe, and Preah Khan built in 1191 according to the tradition on a spot where the king fought a crucial battle against the Cham.

DAY 7: Siem Reap - Free day

Free and easy for personal activities in Siem Reap.

DAY 8: Siem Reap - Tonle Lake - Departure

Excursions on Tonle Sap Lake, visit the floating village, mangrove forest, fresh fish exhibition and the activities of people’s daily lives. Come back to visit “Les Artisans D' Angkor – Chantiers Ecole” the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. Then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for flight back to home.

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