DAY1: ARRIVAL – ANGKOR WAT
You will be met at airport by professional tour guide and transferred from airport to hotel. You will then be taken to a local restaurant to taste the local delicacies.
Afternoon, visit Angkor wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of it glory in the 12th century. The temple is a temple-mountain and was built by king Suryavrman II.
After angkor we head to Bakheng hill to have bird’s-eye view of sunset, Angkor Wat and western Baray. Dinner at local restaurant before retiring to hotel.
DAY2: BIG & SMALL CIRCUIT
After breakfast, we proceed to visit Prasat Kravan, a brick temple built in 10th century, Srah Srang (royal bath), Banteay Kdei, and a Buddhist monastic complex built in 12th century. Then visit an amazing view of Ta prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. In Ta Prohm kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots; and Ta Keo – an unfinished state temple for unknown reason. Ta Keo temple was built in early 11th century by King Jayavarman V and dedicated to god Shiva.
Afternoon after lunch at local restaurant, visit Pre Rup temple, a classic example of temple-mountain, and the last without continuous galleries; Eastern Mebon, Ta som, Neak Pean, a unique ancient hospital built in the reign of king Jayavarman VI (1181-1220) which has been seen as a representation of Anavatapta, a miraculous lake in Himalayas that cures all illnesses; and Preah Khan, a large temple built on the site of battle that ended in Ankor’s downfall at the land of the Cham. Preah Khan was also really a kind of university, housing a number of masters and students. Dinner at local restaurant before retiring to hotel.
DAY3: BANTEAY SREI & FLOATING VILLAGE
After breakfast, visit Banteay Srei Temple, a tiny temple complex consider by many visitors to be the highest achievement in art and architecture of the Classic Angkor civilization. The glory of Banteay Srei is the beauty of its sculpture and decoration. The pink sandstone used in its buildings makes this temple more beautiful. On the way back to the town you will visit Banteay Samre, Built in 12th in Angkor wat stile.
After lunch, visit floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, a biggest fresh water lake in south-east Asia. Most people (90%) are fishermen living in their wooden houses built on small boats and rafts. Because of flood during rainy season they move their houses many times a year depending on water level. Evening enjoy your dinner accompanied with the local traditional show. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel. Free at own leisure till time for transfer to Siem Reap airport.