FIND a friendly AND FAMILY-ORIENTED 4 Days Tours in Siem Reap to explore the MAGICAL Angkor STONE TEMPLES and other natural places.
The first-day tour starts with Angkor Thom – Ta Prohm – Angkor Wat Temple
The tour today will start at Angkor Thom. This complex covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats; the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant Naga. Continue to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Visit the rebuilt Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, and Phimeanakas before continuing to the Terrace Of The Elephants and the Terrace Of The Leper King, former spaces for public ceremonies and both adorned with dramatic base reliefs.
Afterward, we will visit Ta Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much like most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.
We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
In the afternoon we will continue our visit with the absolute gem of the Park: the famous Angkor Wat Temple. It is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best-preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with Naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyards before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside.
Second day tours start with Bantey Srei – Kunlen Mountain – Bantey Samre Temple
Breakfast at your hotel, and continue to visit Banteay Srei Temple. This temple lies in the countryside, about 37 km from the town. Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built-in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere, and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors.
Visit Kulen Mountain, which is located over 10 km from Banteay Srei Temple and around 50 km from the town. Kulen Mountain is considered a holy mountain in Cambodia, of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists who come to the mountain on pilgrimage. During the Angkorian era, the relief was known as Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra). (Lunch in the restaurant at Kulen Mountain).
Kulen Mountain has two waterfalls. The first is between four and five meters high and 20 to 25 meters wide. The second waterfall is 15 to 20 meters high and 10 to 15 meters wide. These sizes vary a bit with the dry and rainy seasons. Preah Ang Thom houses a large statue of Buddha. It was built in the 16th century and is eight meters high. On the way back to visit Banteay Samre Temple. Return to Siem Reap town.
Third-day tours start with Grand Circuit – New Hope Cambodia Organization Training Center – Les Artisans D’angkor
After breakfast in the hotel, start to visit the most interesting temples of what is called the Grand Circuit, like Preah Khan, Neak Pean and Mebon temples. Back to town for lunch at New Hope Cambodia Organization Training Center.
Continue to visit Les Artisans D’angkor – Chantiers Ecole where visitors can observe artisans making high-quality wood and stone carvings from scratch to end-product. And then visit a Silk Farm with a mulberry tree field, where you can see the traditional process of silk making in Cambodia
Fourth-day tours start with Floating Village – Bakong Community Project
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be visiting Tonle Sap Lake and Kompong Pluk Floating village, a place of natural tourism with mangroves for hundreds of species of freshwater fishes and birds and decorated with Khmer 8 to 10 m high stilted houses line over the water surface. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depended largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. We embark on a traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, the habitat of many bird species. We visit an island pagoda, a school, and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families.
Continue to visit Rolous Group where the ancient city of Hariharalaya used to be, including Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei Temples. Experience a Khmer Ox-cart riding to see people farming and experience the lifestyle of people in the village. Test Khmer sweet dessert which has been reserved for you in the village. Return to Siem Reap for flight departure.
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