Siem Reap, Cambodia:

1-Day Tour of Angkor Wat Temple

Recommended by SALASARA

Why book with us?

From $ 15.00*


Tour Hightlight

    • Small Tour Circuit
    • 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
    • Angkor Wat temple
    • Optional of sunset at Phnom Bakheng
    • Optional of sunrise at Angkor Wat temple

Overview

Stand in awe of the architectural achievement of Angkor Wat and contemplate the horrors of the sunset at Phnom Bakheng Mountain. This 1-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture, and history of this incredible region. Its natural beauty coupled with tumultuous history make Cambodia a truly fascinating destination. With your English speaking driver, and other activities in Siem Reap can also an option by our team. you can concentrate on making this the time of your life.

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1 Day


Morning 

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 st aircase ( 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
a 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 the most enigmatic and power religious constructions in the world. It is a unique mass of “faces tower” which create a stone-mountain of ascending 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.
Taprohm Temple one of the jungle temple.

 

Afternoon 

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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Price

Price for Tuk Tuk


Price are in US dollars

01 to 03 people  15.00

Price for Tuk Tuk (Remork) + English Tour Guide


Price are in US dollars

01 to 03 people  40.00

 Price for Private Taxi


Price are in US dollars

01 to 03 people  30.00
03 to 10 people  40.00
10 to 12 people  45.00

 Price for Private Taxi + English Tour Guide


Price are in US dollars

01 to 03 people  70.00
03 to 10 people  80.00
10 to 12 people  85.00

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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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Departure Point

Salasara Hotel, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Departure Time

0800am - no sunrise | 0500am - with sunrise

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Return Detail

Salasara Hotel or Down town

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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?

Short, for traveler who have their short time only one 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 

Pickup location

If you book this trip from others hotel, please email us the hotel name and pick up time. 

Tour contact 

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

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