Siem Reap, Cambodia:

4-Day Tour of Angkor Wat Temple

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From $ 110.00*


Tour Hightlight

    1 Day

    Visit Roluos Group (Hariharalaya), the monument of Roluos, which served as the Capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-889, are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and marks the beginning of Khmer classical art. Visit Preah Ko, erected by Indravarman I in the late of 9th century dedicated by the king to his ancestors in 880- Bakong, the largest and most interesting of the Roluos Group temple, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the North of theeast entrance –Lolei.the four brick towers, a replica of the towers of Preah Ko, built on an island in
    the center of a large reservoir- now rice fields, by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at
    Angkor.

    14:00 Leave for tour of Angkor Wat and sunset at Bakheng Hill
    Build between the 9th and 14th centuries, the City of Angkor is one of the grandest monuments ever constructed. The entire complex covers approximately 164sq miles with over 200 temples. Among the 30 temple that are accessible today, the most famous is Angkor Wat, the largest religions building in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt.

    Conceived by Suryavarman II early 12th century, Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build. Unlike most other Khmer temples, it faces west; the most likely reason is because the temple was dedicated to Vishnu, who is sometimes associated with the West.

    Phnom Bakheng, late 9th century was the state temple of the first capital of Angkor. Begin the ascent from the east side at the foot of the hill close to the road. The view from the top is magnificent, particularly of Angkor Wat to the South East and is the most popular spot for tourist at sunset. The three prominent hills of the area, Phnom Bakheng, Phnom Krom and Phnom Bok were all crowned with temples at the same period.

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    2 Days

    Leave for tour of Angkor Thom ( Comprising of the Bayon Temple, Baphuon, Phimeanakas Royal Palace and the Terrace of Elephant, and the Terrace of Leaper King and prasat sour Prat. The city of Angkor Thom, founded by Jayavarman VII in the 12th century, was one of the largest of all Khmer cities and remained the capital until the 17th century. We enter the city through the monumental south gate, its tower feature four faces pointing in each of cardinal directions with the elephants holding up the main gate, preceded by a no less impressive avenue of Gods and Ashuras (Giant) lining the bridge across the structure moat.

    Phimeanakas, constructed late 10th - early 11th century. Impressive laterite and sandstone pyramid. The lack of surviving carvings leaves it artistically uninteresting, but it is the tallest scalable temple in Angkor Thom, proving a nice view from the top. The western staircase (at the back) is the most easily ascended. Located inside the ancient Royal Palace compound, Phimeanakas served as a king‟s temple. Legend has it that the golden tower crowned the temple and was inhabited by a serpent, which would transforms into women. The kings of Angkor were required to make love with the serpent every night, lest disaster befall him or the kingdom.

    The Bayon or state temple of Jayavarman VII is one of themostenigmaticandpowerreligiousconstructions in the world. It is a unique mass of “faces tower” which create a stone-mountain ofascending peaks. There were originally 49 towers of which 37are still standing today. Most are carved with four faces on each cardinal point. The central tower has many more. The Elephant Terrace is at the heart of Angkor Thom and looks out overage Royal spare. It marks the entrance to the Royal Palace and was the focal point for Royal receptions. The Carving of the elephants along its Wall gives it its modern name.

    Terrace of Leper King, This massive terrace is named after the 15th century sculpture that was discovered on top of it. It probably dates back to the reign of Jayavarman VII and has been restored in a manner, which allows visitors to explore the earliest to most recent additions by actually entering the internal layers of the structure. 14:00 In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue the temple tours Ta Prohm, the jungle temple was built in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII as a royal monastery. It was dedicated to the king‟s mother.

    This temple was chosen to be left in its natural state as an example of how most of Angkor looked, upon its rediscovery in the 18th century. Shrouded in jungle, the temple of Ta Prohm is ethereal in aspect and conjures up a romantic aura with gigantic roots and branches intimately intertwined with the stoned and probing walls to form a natural roof above the man mad structures. Then, visit Takeo, Thommanon andChau Say Tevoda.

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    3 Days

    In the morning you will continue your temple visit, including You can cross Preah Khan from the West to East or vise versa. As you walk, be aware by the magnificent stone sculptures of giant garudas, each one grasping the tail of a naga, its traditional enemy, in each hand. Preah Khan, Built in the 12th century was one of Jayavarman VII‟s largest projects dedicated to his father. Preah Khan was much more than a temple with over 1,000 teachers it appears also to have been a Buddhist university as well as a considerable city.

    Preah Khan is located on the western edge of its own long Baray, the Jayatadaka, and a terraced landing stage at the end of the temple West- East access to the lake with a moat surrounding the city. The third enclosure bounded by another laterite wall is the grandest with four gopuras and located with within the enclosure is the Hall of Dancers decorated with fries of dancing Apsaras.The restorations of Preah Khan is currently undertaken by the world Monuments Fund, a US based foundation.

    Neak Pean, a foundation built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake.Ta Som Constructed late 12th century by king Jayavarman VII. Small classic Bayon style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure,face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries much like a miniature version of Ta Prohm. Many of the carvings are in good condition and display particularly fine execution for late 12th century works.

    Eastern Mebon, guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation.Pre Rup, the mountain temple, 14:00 Leave for tour of Banteay Srei, Kbal spean and Banteay Samre’ or the most exquisite temple in the complex. Banteay Srei is the “Citadel of Women” or “Citadel of Beauty” presumably referring to its size and the delicacy of its decoration. Unlike the major sites at Angkor, Banteay Srei was not a royal temple. It was built not by the kings, but by Brahmin Priests. Often described in terms as the “Jewel of Khmer Art”, Banteay Srei is a temple of great beauty, and compares with little else in Angkor.

    Its miniature scale almost always surprises visitors, and the near total decoration of its surfaces are exceptional. For its protection, the most inner spaces of the temple are closed to public. Kbal Spean, Constructed in 11th – 13th century. A river of 1000 lingas‟ is at Phnom Kulen. They are also carvings of Buddha and Buddhist images in the rock that date from a later period than the lingas. Entrance to the area closes at 3pm. Banteay Samre’ built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble.

     

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    4 Days

    Beng Melea temple and Kampong Phluk (floating village and floating forest)Beng Melea, was constructed in early 11th  century by king Suryavarman II, in order to dedicate to Hindu religion. Sprawling jungle temple is covering over one square kilometer. The temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly touristic, giving it an adventurous, „lost temple‟ feel‟. Photographers: trees growing from the broken towers and galleries offer some of the best „tree in temple shots aside from Ta Prohm.

    Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat,Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat Though thereare some lintel and doorway carving, there are no based reliefs and the carvings  are comparatively squares. 

    14:00

    Kampong Pluk (floating village) is a cluster of three Khmer Village on the flood plain of the Great Tonle Sap Lake. The local economy is based in fishing  as  shrimping and the Villages  are made up of hundreds spectacular traditional stilted house some standing more than 6 meters  high.Offering unique eco-tours of the villages lake and surrounding jungle aboard Hydra Terra vehicles.

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    Price

    Price for Tuk Tuk


    Price are in US dollars

    01 to 03 people  110.00

    Price for Tuk Tuk (Remork) + English Tour Guide


    Price are in US dollars

    01 to 03 people  225.00

     Price for Private Taxi


    Price are in US dollars

    01 to 03 people  175.00
    03 to 10 people  195.00
    10 to 12 people  225.00

     Price for Private Taxi + English Tour Guide


    Price are in US dollars

    01 to 03 people  287.00
    03 to 10 people  307.00
    10 to 12 people  337.00

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    Include and Exclude

    Inclusions

    • English speaking driver 
    • Bottled of water all day long 
    • Cold towel all day long 
    • Parking fees & gasoline
    • Hotel pickup, drop off at down town  

    Exclusions

    • Temple pass and other entrance fee  
    • Meals & soft drinks 
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Personal expenses

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    Option Activities

    Phare - The Cambodian Circus

    Enjoy a stellar performance by Phare, a unique and socially conscious circus that injects Cambodian culture and history into its inspiring shows. See acrobatics, contortion, and aerial arts melded with theatre, modern dance, and more. Take in stories of war, relationships, and discrimination, inspired by the real-life experiences of Phare’s creators and performers.

    Night Market Visit

    A neighbourhood unto itself, Siem Reap’s night market is lively with shoppers exploring more than 240 hut shops selling souvenirs, artwork, and clothing. Opt for a Dr. Fish massage—small fish nibbling dead skin off your feet—or a visit to the tropical Brick House Bar.

    Artisans d'Angkor

    Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian social business which was originally created to revive Khmer cultural heritage while helping young rural people finding work near their home village.Since its creation at the end of 1990s, Artisans Angkor has strived to provide professional skills to communities with limited educational opportunities and has offered good working conditions and social advantages to its employees. It has now opened 48 workshops in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1100 people, including more than 800 artisans.Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk painting

    Traditional Performances

    No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one performance. Traditional Khmer dance is better described as 'dance drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but are also meant to convey a story or message. And Apsara Dancing Show is the most popular performance for most tourists. Some restaurants in Siem Reap town offer the Apsara Show included buffet (serve all kinds of Khmer and Asian food). This performance provided include with Asean & Western dinner.

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    Why we love this trip?

    The best of everything. for traveler who have their short time four day in Siem Reap. This this the best option to get to know the heart sport in every corner of the main temple of Angkor area. 

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    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

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    Important Information

    Schedule details

    Duration: 10 hours per day

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    Tour contact 

    Office phone number: +855 87 756 168
    Email address: reservation@salasara.com

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