Package to Cambodia

Package to Cambodia

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DAY ONE : ARRIVAL IN PHNOM PENH

Phnom Penh was once considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it retains its colonial charm from days gone-by.

You will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon, you will go on your half day tour of Phnom Penh which includes a visit to the Royal Palace complex. This palace dates from 1866 and was the last one built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze. Continue on to the National Museum, built in 1917. Housed there are over 5000 statues, lingas and others artifacts arranged according to pre- Angkor and post –Angkor periods of Cambodia history.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY TWO : PHNOM PENH

After breakfast, learn about Cambodia’s turbulent recent past with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes. The museum is housed in a former school which was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as a detention and torture center. You will also visit Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, located 15 kilometres outside of the city.

In the afternoon, spend a half day exploring the markets of Phnom Penh. You will visit the Central Market, built in 1937 by French architects, and one of the largest and busiest in the city, if not all of Cambodia. There you can find souvenirs, jewellery, and electronic goods. You will also visit the Russian Market, the best place in the city for wooden and stone carvings, old coins, jewellery, and Cambodian and Chinese silk clothes.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY THREE : PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP

In the morning, you will be transferred to Siem Reap by road with our English speaking guide.
On the way, you will be visiting the pagoda and monk blessing.

Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province. This small town is the gateway to the Angkor Archeological Park, which is over 40 km2 and is home to more than 100 temples dating from the 9th to the 13th centuries.

Arrival Siem Reap at noon time and then transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Then start your tour to the City of Angkor Thom, which houses some of Angkor’s most famous monuments. You will arrive via the South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and 4 giant sandstone faces. Each side has a row of 54 gods or demons holding the sacred Naga snake. From here you enter the city and arrive at the Bayon Temple which lies exactly in the center of the city. The monument is famous for the 54 towers representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. Each tower has 4 faces. Continue on foot to the Baphuon, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY FOUR : SIEM REAP

This morning, you will explore the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. End your tour at the twin towers of Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.

This afternoon you will visit the biggest religious temple in the world; the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple, built by Suryavarman II in early 12th century. Inside the temple the walls are covered by carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II made during his reign. Angkor Wat is also well known for the 2000 Aspara dancers decorating the temple. Enjoy sunset over Angkor Wat before returning to your hotel.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY FIVE : SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH

In the morning, depart Siem Reap for a half day visit to Lake Tonle Sap where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle

Sap is Sout East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! We will board a boat and visit the Chong Kneah village where we’ll see floating houses, farms and even a floating hospital.

Then in the afternoon, drive back to Phnom Penh.

Arrival in Phnom Penh in the late evening and then transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY SIX : PHNOM PENH – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your departure flight.

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