The Majestic temples of Angkor in northwest Cambodia belong to the classic period of Khmer art and civilization. Today, a millennium after they were built, they awe visits with their perfection and enmity. The temples are the creation of a succession of dominated most of Khmer Kings who presided over an empire that dominated most of present-day Southeast Asia from 800 to 1430, reaching its peak in the 12th century. The period began with the ascension to the throne by King Jayavarman II.
Day 1: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to check in hotel if room available in the morning. Transfer to check-in hotel then transfer to view Sunset from Phnom Bakheng hill, one of the two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and the surrounding plain and Dinner with apsara dance show and over night in Siem Reap.
Day 2: SIEM REAP (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit ancient city of Angkor Thom (12th century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, and. Lunch at local restaurant. After that proceed to visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodia flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosing wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond and Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area, as it has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Dinner at local restaurant and over night in Siem Reap.
Day 3: SIEM REAP (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Banteay Srei is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art. A Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, it is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest stone carving seen anywhere on the planet. It is one of the smallest sites at Angkor, but what i lacks in size it makes up for in stature. It is wonderfully well preserved and many of its carvings are three-dimensional. Banteay Srei means 'Citadel of the Women' and it is said that it must have been built by a woman, as the elaborate carvings are too fine for the hand of a man. Then visit Banteay Samre temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Late afternoon, Visit Roluos Group ( Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei temples ), Roluos Group is a collection of monuments representing the remains of Hariharalaya, the first major capital of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. It has become know as the < Roluos Group> due to its proximity to the modern town of Roluos. The ancient capital was named for Hari-Hara, a synthesis of the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu.Though there was an existing settlement in the area before the rise of Angkor, Hariharalaya was established as a capital city by Jayavarman II and served as the Khmer capital for over 70years. Dinner at local restaurant and over night in Siem Reap
Day 4: SIEMR REAP- DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure till time transfer to airport for departure.
• 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
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.
Food and drink:
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
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