ANGKOR TEMPLES 
AND PHNOM PENH CAPITAL

Length

6 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURAL

Type of Service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

A sample of classic itinerary between from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh capitol.

Discover the most significant temples at Angkor archaeological site following a path designed to highlight the historical and artistic aspect of the great Kingdom of Angkor.

Visit the largest and most authentic village on stilts and floating on the Tonle Sap Lake still off the beaten track, and the remote temple Beang Melea completely immersed in the forest where very few restorations have been carried out in recent decades and still preserve the mysterious as in the times of the first explorers. 

Visit the capital Phnom Penh, where the traditional Khmer and colonial charm is well preserved. 

This itinerary can be customised based on your actual travel needs and can be extend to the beach or combined to other tours.

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Length : 6D 5N
From : SIEM REAP
To : PHNOM PENH
Destinations  : Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN SIEM REAP

Welcome by our staff upon your arrival at Siem Reap international airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Included : Private pick up at the airport and accommodation

02. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Banteay Srei, Cambogia (In Asia Travel © Gabriele Stoia)Stone carvings at Banteay Srei temple

We begin the journey with the visit to Angkor archaeological site. Our selection of the most important temples certainly includes the oldest sanctuaries such as the Prasad Kravan, the Pre Rup mountain temple, the fascinating “citadel of women” Banteay Srei known for its delicate bas-reliefs.

Visit the 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, and Preah Khan, “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 : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

03. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Angkor Wat, Siem ReapEast gate Angkor Wat

After breakfast we continue the visits to the archaeological site at the best known Angkor Wat temples, the largest religious building in the world, the most picturesque Ta Phrom wrapped in the huge roots of centennial trees, and the group of temples of “The Great City” Angkor Thom where stands out the Bayon temple known for the 216 giant stone faces that overhang the 54 towers.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

04. FLOATING VILLAGE AND BEANG MELEA TEMPLE

Villaggio galleggiante Kompong Kleang, Siem ReapKompong Kleang floating village

Today an extraordinary visit to one of Cambodia’s most authentic and least touristy floating villages awaits us to observe the authentic lifestyle and traditions of the fishermen on Tonle Sap lake. We reach the Kompong Kleang village and embark for an excursion in the canal lined with houses on stilts and houseboats. A unique experience that takes us back in time.

In the afternoon we enter the fascinating and adventurous ruins of the Beang Melea temple completely surrounded by the forest

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

05. TRANSFER TO PHNOM PENH

Sambor Prei KukSanctuary at Sambor Prei Kuk

After breakfast we continue our journey to the capital Phnom Penh. The long transfer allows us to observe the daily lifestyle of Khmer people. We stop for a short visit in Kompong Kdey at Spean Preah Toues the largest and most important Angkorian bridge still in existence. Built on 12th century it measures 86 meters in length and 16 meters in width, and is supported by 21 arches. At the time it was located in the central area of the Kingdom.

Later we stop at Kompong Thom town to visit the pre-Angkorian site Sambor Prei Kuk, once known as Ishanapura, the capital of the Cenla Empire in the 7th-8th centuries. The complex consists of three main groups of buildings which are still visible the singular Hindu temples octagonal plan, sole survivors of an influence of Indian models then will disappear Khmer architecture. Before reaching the capital we stop at Skuon village, a place known for its curious food amenities, especially the fried spiders. Arrival in Phnom Penh in the late afternoon and accommodation in the hotel.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

06. VISIT PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE

Throne Hall - Royal Palace © Gabriele StoiaThrone Hall – Royal Palace

Let’s explore the charming capital Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of Asia,” one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Despite growing urbanization it still retains the spirit of the traditional Khmer lifestyle. We visit the Royal Palace where the Throne Hallo and the Silver Pagoda stand out. The Tuol Sleng genocide museum is certainly worth a visit, witnessing the dramatic period of the Khmer Rouge regime.

We conclude our unforgettable journey with a visit to the suggestive local market before transferring to the airport for the departure flight.

Included : Breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

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