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CAMBODIA PACKAGE 4DAYS 3NIGHTS
Code: PT-CP4
TRAVEL DESTINATION: <Phnom Penh Arrival>
PHNOM PENH 1day & SIEM REAP-ANGKOR 3days
Tour Style: Private 4days 3nights - Phnom Penh & Siem Reap
Day 1: Phnom Penh - Arrival
Dinner
Transfer from Phnom Penh International Airport, meet with our guide and transfer to hotel (room may not be ready until afternoon).
Lunch (supplement)
Afternoon, Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, dedicated by King Sisowath in 1920. Over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts, most notably the legendary statue of the ‘Leper King.’. Visit the Royal Palace, situated on the site of the former Citadel, it was built by King Norodom in 1866 on the banks of the Mekong River and visit Silver Pagoda, also called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, it is located in the compound of the Royal Palace. Inside, its floor is laid with 5000 silver blocks. End your afternoon with the visit to the Wat Phnom Temple, symbol of the Phnom Penh capital which was built in 1434 to house the sacred relics the notorious.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap Angkor
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport and departure by Bangkok Airways or similar to Siem Reap. Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel (rooms may not be ready until the afternoon).
In the morning, visit Prasat Kravan, east-facing brick towers containing unique bas-reliefs of Vishnu and Lakshmi rendered in brick – the only example of brick bas-reliefs in the Angkor area. Visit Ta Prohm, quiet, sprawling monastic complex is only partially cleared of jungle overgrowth. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig and silk-cotton trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best ‘tree-in-temple’ photo opportunities. Visit as well Takeo (Constructed under three kings, begun by Jayavarman V as his state-temple and continued under Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman I), Chau Say Tevoda a small temple of similar design and floor plan to that of Thomanon and Thommanon - attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit Preah Khan, built by the King Jayavarman VII, It was the centre of a substantial organization, with almost 100,000 officials and servants, visit Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake, was originally designed for medical purposes, as it is one of the many hospitals that Jayavarman VII built. It is based on the ancient Hindu belief of balance, visit temple of Ta Som, a small, classic Bayon-style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure, face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries much like a miniature version of Ta Prohm. Visit Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths").
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at hotel
Day 3: Siem Reap
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat, it is generally the first one seen. Built by Suryavaman II during the first half of the 12th century. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, big gates with an arch and surmounted by a tower, or gopuram, are the access to the city of Jayavarman VII, visit Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers) great city built in the 12th century by Jayavarmant VII which has more than 200 enormous mysterious faces. Return to Phnom Bakheng Mountain for Sunset.
Dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant
Overnight stay at hotel
Day 4: Siem Reap Departure
Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel.
Early departure to Banteay Srei temple (10th century) translate to ‘citadel of the women,’ but this is modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Then visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. Drive back to Siem Reap.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit the floating village of Chhong Khneas on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia. Return to Siem Reap to visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market (if time permits).
Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.
END OF ITINERARY
Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road- and weather conditions, as well as room availability.
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