ANGKOR AND
THOUSAND LINGAM RIVER

Length

5 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURAL/NATURE

Type of Service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

A full immersion to Angkor archeological site, the largest pre-industrial settlement complex in world history. 

Compared to the other sample of itineraries provides a chronological approach to the visits and different contents, including  a special excursion to Kbal Spean, also known as The River of a Thousand Lingams.

In addition to the unmissable Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom, Bayon and Banteay Srei are included the ancient Rolous Complex and the group of buddhist temples Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som.

Discover Kbal Spean at the top of the hill surrounded by lush tropical forest, known for numerous lingams engraved on the the river bed.

This sample itinerary can be customised based on your actual travel needs and can been extend and combined to other tours.

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Length : 5D4N
From : SIEM REAP
To : SIEM REAP
Destinations : Siem Reap

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN SIEM REAP

Pickup at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Included : Private pick up at the airport and accommodation

02. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

BakongBakong temple

In the morning we begin the visits to the archaeological site following a chronological path from the ancient Rolous Complex dated 9th century, the ancient city Haryharalaya. Continue to Prasad Kravan, the temple dedicated to the Hinduism cult artistically known for the impressive and unique Vishnu’s brick sculptures.

Following visit Banteay Srei temple, the “citadel of women”, considered the “jewel of Angkor” for the artistic refinement of the bas-reliefs carved on pink sandstone.

On the way back to Siem Reap stop at Pre Rup, the “mountain temple” dedicated to God Shiva. At the end of the visits we return to the hotel in Siem Reap.

Included : Tour guide, tickets, private transportation and accommodation

03. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

BayonBayon temple

After breakfast we continue the visits to Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious building in the world built on an area of 2 million square meters, and Ta Phrom temple, one of the most fascinating, still surrounded by huge age-old trees.

In the afternoon continue to Buddhist temples Ta Som, modest in size but extremely fascinating, Neak Pean, the representation of Anavatapta, a mythical lake in the Himalayas whose waters are thought to cure all illness.

The day ends at Preah Khan temple, “The Great Sword”, built on the field of the last battle of Jayavrarman VII for the reconquest of the Kingdom invaded by the Champa Empire.

Included : Tour guide, tickets, private transportation and accommodation

04. THOUSAND LINGAM RIVER

Kbal SpeanWaterfall at Kbal Spean

In the morning transfer to Kbal Spean for the short trekking on top at The Thousand Lingam River surrounded by a fantastic tropical forest. It is a very particular site developed over the course of several centuries by different kings. We reach the small stream, with Hindu and Buddhist bas-reliefs engraved on the bed of the river that flows into a waterfall. Of particular artistic importance are the engravings of thousands of small lingams, symbol of Shiva’s creative power.

In the afternoon continue the visits to “The Great City”, Angkor Thom complex, where stands out the Bayon temple known for the 216 giant stone faces that overhang the 54 towers.

The day ends with the visits to the Elephant Terrace, Leeper King Terrace and Phimeanakas Temple. 

Included : Tour guide, tickets, private transportation and accommodation

05. DEPARTURE

Pick up at the hotel and transfer to the airport

Included : Private transportation

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