CLASSIC TOUR OF SIEM REAP
A classic tour of 3 days in Siem Reap to Angkor archeological site, the largest pre-industrial settlement complex in world history, to Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most varied and productive ecosystems, and the Beang Melea temple, one of the most suggestive of the Khmer Kingdom.
This itinerary includes the most significant temples such as Banteay Srei, known for the elegance and prestige its carvings on pink sandstone; Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world; Ta Prohm, famous for its large trees embedded in the stone foundations of the structure, and the “Great City” Angkor Thom, where Bayon temple stands out for its giant faces stone.
Discover Kompong Kleang floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, which has always been of central importance for Cambodian’s food supply since the Khmer Empire. This is a relevant experience to learn about the roots of the local culture.
Visit Beang Melea temple, completely consumed by the forest. This is an emotional experience as it arouses the same feelings as the first explorers who ventured into these lands.
This sample itinerary can be customised based on your actual travel needs and can be extended and combined to other tours.
Length : 3D 2N
From : SIEM REAP
To : SIEM REAP
Destinations : Siem Reap
01. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
Banteay Srei temple
Welcome meeting with our staff upon arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
We begin our visit in the afternoon to the archaeological site following a chronological path to learn the historical and artistic achievements of the Khmer Kingdom.
Explore Prasad Kravan, the complex dedicated to the Hindu cult known for the impressive and unique brick sculpture of the deity Vishnu.
After Prasad Kravan it’s off to the Banteay Srei temple, also known as the “Citadel of Women”. It is considered the “jewel of Angkor” for the artistic refinement of the bas-reliefs carved on pink sandstone.
On the way back to Siem Reap, we stop at Pre Rup, the “Temple Mountain” dedicated to the God Shiva.
We then head back to the hotel in Siam Reap.
Included : Private pick up at the airport, tour guide, tickets, private transportation and accommodation
02. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
Ta Phrom temple
After breakfast we begin the journey to Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious building in the world built on an area of 2 million square meters. Then there is 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.
Included : Tour guide, tickets and private transportation
03. KOMPONG KLEANG AND BEANG MELEA
Beng Melea temple
In the morning we drive east to Dom Dek village. Time permitting, we stop at the colourful and authentic 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.
In the afternoon we continue to Beang Melea temple, one of the last Hindu shrines built before the introduction of the Buddhist religion. This is one of the most fascinating visit as no major conservation or restoration work has been done. Furthermore, this site is surrounded by the jungle.
Afterwards, transfer to the airport in time for your departure.
Included : Tour guide, tickets, private transportation
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