Code: PT-CP5
TRAVEL DESTINATION: <Phnom Penh Arrival>
Tour Style: Private 5days 4nights - Phnom Penh & Siem Reap
Day 1: Phnom Penh - Arrival
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 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).
 Visit the Roluos Group, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89). Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century, it was one of the first major temples of the empire at the early Khmer capital of Hariharalaya. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, stands 15 meters tall and is 650x850m at the outer wall. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
Lunch (supplement).
In the afternoon, view the unique interior brick sculptures 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. Srah Srang known as "The Royal Baths", once used for ritual bathing, Banteay Kdei, it was originally constructed over the site of an earlier temple, and functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII. Eastern Mebon, a large temple-mountain-like ruin, rising three levers and crowned by five towers. Visit architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain Pre Rup.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Siem Reap
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 at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel
Day 4: Siem Reap
An early bird special:
Transfer to the archaeological site for sunrise at Angkor Wat, where you will see golden of Angkor Wat.
Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Morning, 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. Continue to 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.
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 servantsm, 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. Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”.
Dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Siem Reap Departure
Breakfast at hotel.
This morning, visit the floating village of Chhong Khneas on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia.
Lunch (supplement).
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.
Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road- and weather conditions, as well as room availability.
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