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ANGKOR WAT & SIEM REAP DAY TOURS
 
Duration:     1 day
Highlights:  Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon Temple, Terrace of Elephant, and Terrace of Lapper King), etc....
Tour Type:  Private Tour
Departure:  Daily
 
 
 
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TOUR CODE: REPF01 - ARTISANS AND ANGKOR NATIONAL MUSEUM

Artisans d’Angkor focuses on training unschooled rural youth in traditional handicraft skills. Here you can discover traditional Cambodian handicraft skills and observe the artisans at work. Ancient techniques are still practiced here such as wood and stone carving, lacquering, gilding and silk painting. A guided tour will provide you with more insight into this organization and you may direct any questions to one of the artisans through your guide. Meet one of the directors from Artisans d’Angkor who will explain about the overall operations and their goals for the future. You will also learn more about the artisans’ backgrounds and how this training has helped them to get a head start in life. And continue to visit to Angkor National Museum, in November 2007, the Angkor National Museum opened its doors, offering a comprehensive collection of Cambodian artifacts showcasing the origins of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. With eight galleries in total, it covers in depth the history of Cambodia and the Khmer Empire as well as a fascinating collection of Buddhist artifacts. Apart from the antiques and historical relics, they have successfully integrated state-of-the-art multimedia technology to help bring the exhibitions to life.
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees
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TOUR CODE: REPF02 - ANGKOR TEMPLE HIGHLIGHTS 

Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. And continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lipper King Terrace and Royal Palace Enclosure area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees
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TOUR CODE: REPF03 - ANGKOR OUTLYING TEMPLES

This morning we visit the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group (Lo Lei, Preah Koh, and Bakhong Temples). Lunch with the local family and then we will continue to drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back to Siem Reap we will visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishnu as well as Krishna legends
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF04 - KOMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE 

Today you will start with a short drive to the Roulous temple group which are among the oldest Khmer monuments in the area, dating back to the 9th century reign of Indravarman I and part of the former city of Hariharalaya. Explore these peaceful temples and soak up the local atmosphere away from the crowds before you continue to Kampong Phluck, located a short drive away. Kampong Phluck is a permanent settlement on the Tonle Sap Lake with a small land based village attached to it. Its remarkable mangrove forest is unique in the Siem Reap area. You will board a local boat and cruise the waterways observing the authentic and diverse lifestyle of the local floating community. Disembark at a traditional house on stilts where a catered lunch is set up for you. Admire the simple, yet fascinating lifestyle and interact with your host to learn more about living on the water. One the way back to Siem Reap lunch with local house in the Chress Village and visit the local orphanage, primary school. (Suggested visit period is between September and early February).
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF05 - BENG MELEA TEMPLE AND KAMPONG KHLENG VILLAGE

Located 65km from Siem Reap, it is a pleasant 1.5 hour drive through the Cambodian countryside to reach the sprawling jungle temple of Beng Mealea. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by King Suyavarman II in the early 12th century, Beng Mealea preceded and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. Accessibility has improved as elevated walkways have been set up throughout most of the temple, although to see all corners does require a sense of adventure as you will need to climb over stone blocks or walk through narrow passageways. Continue with a one hour drive to the village of Kampong Khleang, one of the largest settlements on the Tonle Sap Lake. Living on water is an art the Khmer people have mastered over the course of time. Board a local boat and visit a floating house where a catered lunch is set up for you. Observe the local customs and talk with your hosts about the differences they face living on the water. Continue after lunch exploring the small island, which is home to a bustling market, a pagoda, a school and a health centre before returning to Siem Reap.(It is advisable to wear sturdy, walking shoes with a decent grip)
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF06 - KOH KER AND BENG MELEA TEMPLES

Depart for a full day trip to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea both located in the beautiful rural hinterlands of Siem Reap. Travel off-the-beaten track for 2.5 hours before arriving at Koh Ker, the former capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience. Enjoy a simple picnic lunch near the temple and continue to visit other ancient structures in the peaceful area. As you head back to Siem Reap, visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. After your visit, drive 1.5 hours back to your hotel. (Road conditions to Koh Ker may vary according to the season and can be bumpy in the wet season)
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF07 -  PHNOM KULEN WATERFALL

Located 40km north of Angkor Wat, the Phnom Kulen mountain range provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it. Although the highest peak of the mountain range lies at only 487m, Phnom Kulen has much to offer visitors. The Cambodian people regard the site as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. King Jayavarman II claimed independence from Java there in 802 A.D. Travel in the morning by car through the countryside to Phnom Kulen and start the rather steep climb up by car. On top of the mountain you will visit a modern style pagoda that offers stunning views over the Angkor area. Visit the eight meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue to purify your mind and body. Continue to visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall close to it. Take a refreshing swim in the stream and pool of the waterfall and enjoy a picnic lunch served in a natural setting. If time allows, take a stroll around the area with your guide and venture off the beaten track to take in the impressive forest and scenery. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF08 - PHNOM KULEN AND BENG MELEA  

A 1.5 hour drive north of Siem Reap will bring you to Phnom Kulen, which provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it. Although the highest peak of the mountain range lies at only 487m, Phnom Kulen has much to offer visitors. The Cambodian people regard the site as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. Visit the eight meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue to purify your mind and body. Continue to visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. After your visit, drive 1.5 hours back to your hotel.
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF09 - PREAH VIHEA TEMPLE  

Preah Vihear Temple is about 200 km north of Siem Reap on the Cambodian side of the Khmer/Thai border. It occupies probably the most magnificent site of any Khmer temple and contains some of the most stunning carvings. Preah Vihear dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. It dominates the plain from its prominent position in the Dangrek Mountains at an altitude of over 700m. It has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Explore this historic temple and take in the sweeping views from the summit over Thailand and Cambodia. Enjoy a picnic on site before flying back to Siem Reap.
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF10 - PREAK TOAL VILLAGE AND BIRDING

Prek Toal is located on the northwest corner of the great Tonle Sap Lake – often referred to by many specialists as a natural wonder of the world as it expands nearly five times its normal size during the wet season. This morning you will board a private boat and cross the entire width of the lake. Transfer first to Chhong Kneas floating village and tour the village before setting off to admire the “floating mangrove forests”. Upon arrival at the bird sanctuary, witness large flocks of different birds as far as the eye can see. Prek Toal is Southeast Asia’s single most important breeding ground for globally threatened large water birds. Upon arrival you will join local biodiversity experts and enjoy a guided trip around the village and bird sanctuary. A picnic lunch is served at a local house on the lake. There is a possibility to visit the local floating school or community centre and take a look into the daily lives of Prek Toal’s children. If you have any study items to donate, please feel free to bring these on your trip and hand them over to the school or centre. Return to Siem Reap late afternoon. (Suggested visit period is between September and early February to see the most bird life but sill interesting year round).
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, and entrance fees, 1 lunch
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TOUR CODE: REPF11 - ANGKOR NATIONAL MUSEUM AND FLOATING VILLAGE 

In November 2007, the Angkor National Museum opened its doors, offering a comprehensive collection of Cambodian artifacts showcasing the origins of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. With eight galleries in total, it covers in depth the history of Cambodia and the Khmer Empire as well as a fascinating collection of Buddhist artifacts. Apart from the antiques and historical relics, they have successfully integrated state-of-the-art multimedia technology to help bring the exhibitions to life. Afternoon drive to southern party of Siem Reap to embark on a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work and sunset at Phnom Krom
This tour inclusive of: Guide, Transportations, Cold water, Boat ride, and entrance fees
 



 

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