ANGKOR AND THE FLOATING VILLAGE

Length

2 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURAL/NATURE

Type of Service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

  Discover Kompong Kleang floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, inhabited by thousands of people who still live in high wooden stilts and houseboats. This is a relevant experience to learn about the roots of the local culture.

As one of the world’s most varied and productive ecosystems in the region, Tonle Sap Lake has always been of central importance for Cambodian’s food supply since the Khmer Empire, the largest pre-industrial settlement complex in world history.

Admire the grandeur of Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world and the quaint Ta Prohm temple, surrounded by the massive roots of centuries-old banyan trees.

Marvel at the majesty of Bayon temple, known for the 216 giant stone faces which jut out from the 54 towers and stroll over Elephant Terrace where the Throne Room once stood.

Along the way we visit other important historical sites such as Phimeanakas temple and the Leeper King Terrace.

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

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Length : 2D1N
From : SIEM REAP
To : SIEM REAP
Destinations : Siem Reap

ITINERARY

01. VISIT FLOATING VILLAGE

Kompong Kleang villageKompong Kleang village

Welcome meeting with our staff upon arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon we drive east to Dom Dek village. Time permitting, we stop at the colourful and authentic Dom Dek local market.

Leaving the main road, we continue south towards the surreal atmosphere of Kompong Kleang: a long dirt path lined with houses built over stilts up to 10 meters high to survive the flooding of the rainy season.

Uncover the daily life of the villagers. The locals here make their living fishing, as it once was.

We then sail along the canal into Tonle Sap Lake on a private and traditional wooden boat.

Further on we reach the floating village: a large community that has lived and worked on the water for centuries. In the village there are schools, shops, workshops and floating restaurants besides houses.

Included : Private pick up at the airport, tour guide, tickets, private transportation and accommodation

02. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Angkor WatEast gate Angkor Wat

After breakfast we head to Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious building in the world built on an area of 2 million square meters. Then visit Ta Prohm temple, one of the most enchanting and popular tourist sights, surrounded by huge roots of hundred-year-old banyan trees.

During the afternoon we visit the temples complex of “The Great City” Angkor Thom, where Bayon temple stands out for his distinctive feature: 216 giant stone faces which jut out from the 54 towers.

The day ends with a visit to the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Phimeanakas temple.

Afterwards, transfer to the airport in time for your departure.

Included : Tour guide, tickets and private transportation

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