Cambodia is an incredible beautiful country with famous breathtaking temples, fertile plains dotted with rice fields, and a history unlike any other. It has so much to offer the international traveler in terms of a rich cultural, natural and historical heritage. Not only are there the world renowned Angkor Wat complex and surrounding temples steeped in history and mystique, and its charming and pleasant capital Phnom Penh, but also for some of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the world.
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap (D)
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Half-day visit to the village of fishermen. Then we start on the road at the foot of Phnom Krom, on the shores of Grand Lake, where dozens of boats moored hosting the houseboats of fishermen's village, a community of "nomads of the lake moving water the Tonle Sap to follow the fishing season and here are their homes, schools, church, shops, public buildings, fish farms, all built on barges and floating platforms that raise and lower the following regular rhythm of the floods of the lake. Is the show way of life of coastal population Indochina.
Day 2: Full Day Visit Temples (B,L,D)
Entire day is devoted to visiting the temples of Angkor, the most extensive archaeological area of the world where archaeologists ranked 276 major monuments. Among the many wonders should not miss to visit the citadel of Angkor Thom with its imposing walls and the magnificent monumental gates erected at the end of the twelfth century by the great king Jayavarman VII, who also ordered the construction, the center of the fortified quadrilateral of Bayon, the most enigmatic and fascinating of all the temples erected by the Khmer. Bas-reliefs of great realism and expressiveness crown to 54-sanctuary towers at the height of each of those four huge stone faces, facing the cardinal points, projecting the image of the bodhisattva Lokeshvara. Images from all try and have created a real "myth" of Angkor are discovered behind the wall of sandstone 3200 meters long which includes Ta Prohm, the great Buddhist monastery Yayavarman VII consecrated in 1186 and archaeologists have deliberately left nearly intact, was found in that state: giant trees stand among the tangle of towers sanctuary, huge roots envelop the galleries, thick shrubs sprout from the roofs of each building and the visitor is unable to distinguish the work from human creations Nature. The temple definitely the most celebrated of all existing ones is certainly Angkor Wat, the undisputed masterpiece of Khmer architecture and art. Measure a perimeter of 1,800 x 1.300 m, and the central sanctuary has an area of 215 x 186 m, and culminates with the refined profile of the five towers that dominate the landscape sanctuary. 1,200 square meters of exquisite carvings offer spectacular evidence of figurative art of exceptional refinement. It was built in Italy when it consecrated the cathedral of Pisa and Paris Notre Dame was being built. It is the symbol of Cambodia and is the symbol of the magnificent medieval South-East Asia. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Full Day Visit Temples (B,L,D)
Full day visit to the times. One of the oldest sacred buildings of Angkor is the Prasat Kravan of 921: elegant shapes from the five sanctuaries dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu, built in brick and lined up on a pedestal face eastward Also the brick was widely used for building in 952 the Mebon, the temple which stood on an artificial island in the middle basin of the Eastern Baray. Only nine years later the king erected Rajendravarman Pre Rup, the magnificent temple mountain in warm ocher. The term "gold standard" of Jayavarman VII date from the great Buddhist shrine of Prah Khan, the temple of the "Sacred Sword", the monastery of Banteay Kdei, the "Citadel of Cells" monastic, the enigmatic and fascinating sacred river of Neak Pean, the "serpents", and the pool of public ablutions, the Srah Srang.
Day 4: Siem Rep to Battambang (B,L,D)
Day 5: Battambang (B,L,D)
After breakfast, Visit to Bannon temple - a mountain top, 11th century Angkorian-era ruin and Phnom Sampov, steeped in legend and topped by Wat Sampeou and a group of caves used as ‘killing caves’ by the Khmer Rouge, containing the skeletal remains of their victims. Before day end visit to Battambang Provincial Museum on the riverfront in the center of town houses a large collection of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts - statues, carvings, bits of ancient temples, pottery, etc. Return to Battambang town and Overnight
Day 6: Battambang to Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
Morning depart to Phnom Penh -291km/5hrs drive but en route visit Udong Mountain. Udong was served as the capital of Cambodia during 1618 & 1866. A number of kings including King Norodom were crowned here. Here we visit Hihear Preah Ath Roes, Vihear Preah Ko, Preah Keo and Vihear Prak Neak. After the visit we continue driving to Phnom Penh. Arrive Phnom Penh check in hotel on your own arrangement.
Day 7: Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
Package includes; Any time of the year is a good time to travel in Cambodia, with each season having its advantages. The climate in Cambodia is generally hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures stay in the 30s most of the year, dropping back to the 20s at night. As in most tropical areas the rain falls in short, heavy bursts with sunshine following. There are three seasons; November to February is the cool(er) and dryer season, March to June is the hot(ter) dry season, with temperatures in the low forties, and June to October is the wet season.
• Accommodation base on twin sharing with breakfast
• Meal as program
• All entrance fees, & services of English speaking guide
• Transportation for sightseeing and transfer
• Drinking water & cooling towels while on tour Price does not include;
• International/domestic air ticket
• Airport tax • Arrival visa for Cambodia (USD25 on arrival + 2 passport photos)
• Other detail not mentioned in the program.
Prices / rates & upgrades:
REP = Siem Reap / PNH = Phnom Penh
WEB LINKS Sonadevi, Phnom Penh Hotel, Prince D' Angkor, Tara Angkor, Cambodiana, Sofitel Angkor , Sofitel Phnom Penh
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Food and drink:
Rice, fish, vegetables and baguettes are the three staples of the Cambodian diet. Baguettes are a legacy from French colonial days. Cambodian food isn't as spicy as Thai food but is still full of wonderful flavours and often cooked in a sweet and sour sauce or marinated.
Must try: 1) Fish from Tonle Sap Lake - you can get it smoked, dried, salted, fried and in soup. Cambodian favorites are Amok fish (large pieces in coconut curry sauce). 2) Beef Lok Lak on rice (thin slices of beef served with a lime pepper gravy - sometimes with a fried egg) and 3) Somlor (a watery vegetable soup sometimes with pork ribs). Be sure to try streetside snacks and sweets such as BBQ banana with sticky rice.
Drinking; Tap water is contaminated so drinking it is not advised. We suggest you take a water purification method such as tablets or a bottle with a filter, which are more environmentally-friendly options than relying on bottled water. In most places ice comes from factories that purify the water before freezing and is then delivered to bars and restaurants. Generally, if the ice has a hole through the centre it has come from a factory - if you are unsure, just ask
Dresscode: It is polite to remove your shoes before entering a house, or place of worship in Cambodia. Look for shoes at the front door as a clue and follow suit. Cambodian people are generally very modest when it comes to dress. Keep your shoulders and knees covered in most areas, especially when visiting temples and historical sites - including Angkor Wat.
Culture shock: Cambodia is desperately poor in many areas and for some people this can be quite confronting. In recent history government resources have been spent on military hardware and many basic services still don't exist
See our destination video from Cambodia:
Cambodia - The Hidden Kingdom
Any time of the year is a good time to travel in Cambodia, with each season having its advantages. The climate in Cambodia is generally hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures stay in the 30s most of the year, dropping back to the 20s at night. As in most tropical areas the rain falls in short, heavy bursts with sunshine following. There are three seasons; November to February is the cool(er) and dryer season, March to June is the hot(ter) dry season, with temperatures in the low forties, and June to October is the wet season.
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