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SIEM REAP - Angkor 3DAYS 2NIGHTS
Code: PT-REP3
TRAVEL DESTINATION: <Siem Reap Arrival>
SIEM REAP-ANGKOR 3days
Tour Style: Private 3days 2nights - Siem Reap Angkor
Day 1: Siem Reap- Arrival
Dinner
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel (rooms may not be ready until the afternoon).
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 and accommodation at hotel.
Day 2: Siem Reap Angkor
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat - and it is generally the first one seen. Built by Suryavaman II during the first half of the 12th century. Angkor Wat whose 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 huge South Gates, with an arch and surmounted by a tower, or gopuram, and 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 Jayavarman 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 at hotel.
Day 3: 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 and 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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