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Angkor Classic


3 days 2 nights

Code CCT149

Category Cambodia Classic Tours

  • Group Size 1-11
  • Difficulty Level 1
  • Rating Popular
  • Trip Starts From Siem Reap
  • Trip Ends At Siem Reap
  • Accommodation Hotels
  • Type Tours
  • Destination Siem Reap Angkor
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Overview

No words can describe enough the magnificence of Angkor temples. Spread over the area of 400 sq. km, including the forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the glorious remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu Temple and probably the largest religious monument ever built in the world! For many travelers, Angkor is the only reason to visit Cambodia. In this trip of Angkor, we explore the vast temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decoration.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01~Arrival in Siem Reap and Visit Angkor Thom

Upon arrival you will meet the guide and he will take you to the hotel.

After the check in process, wash and refresh, the tour will start with a sightseeing tour in Angkor.

The guide will take you to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. The name literally means "great city". It covers an area of 10 square km and is enclosed by walls, water, and wide canals. You may enter by the monumental South Gate towers on either side by statues each carrying a giant naga (serpent deity). Most of the great Angkor ruins have vast displays of bas-relief depicting the various gods, goddesses, and other-worldly beings from the mythological stories and epic poems of ancient Hinduism (modified by centuries of Buddhism). Mingled with these images are actual known animals, like elephants, snakes, fish, and monkeys, in addition to dragon-like creatures that look like the stylized, elongated serpents (with feet and claws) found in Chinese art.

Continue on to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, visit the ruined Baphoun, Royal Enclosure, and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. This temple is one of the most admired and remarkable in Angkor. Explore the two well-known exquisitely preserved bas reliefs. Ascend the narrow stairs to get to the central sanctuary. Here is where you will find giant stone faces smiling in serenity from many towers. After exploring this monumental temple and sites the guide shall take you back to the hotel after sunset.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02~Siem Reap-Angkor Wat sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will begin with a sightseeing tour of the famous Angkor Wat. This is a national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. Khmer architecture, the largest, most well-preserved, and the most religiously significant of all of the Angkor Temples. Angkor Wat visitors both by its scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its intricate carvings. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views. On the way, stop to enjoy the carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras (celestial dancers) sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls runs the longest continuous bas-relief in the world! This bas-relief narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous story of the Churning of the Sea of Milk.

Your tour guide will then take you about one kilometer east of Angkor Thom to Ta Prohm Temple (originally called Rajavihara). The monument is admired because much of the jungle has not been cleared, or rebuilt, and it looks as the monuments would have appeared when the European explorers first discovered them (almost frozen in time). It was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. 

Banteay Srei Temple was constructed in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings. Because of its small size, it produces a 'fairy-like' atmosphere. Banteay Srei Temple is an exemplary example of Khmer sculpture. After the day of touring various temples, the guide will then take you back to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 03~Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel, the guide will take you to the airport for your next destination.

Meals : Breakfast

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Trip Info

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers (arrival and departure).
  • Accommodation on double or twin sharing basis.
  • Continental or full American Breakfast at the hotel.
  • English speaking Tour Guide.
  • Sightseeing admission fees.
  • A private vehicle with driver for sightseeing.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Airfare and airport taxes.
  • Tip to the Guide and driver.
  • Drinks, laundry, phone and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Travel health insurance.
  • Extra cost or loss due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight delay, cancellation, inclement weather, accident, illness etc.

Accomodation

Superior: Hotel Khemara Angkor or Royal Impire Hotel

Deluxe: Sokha Siem Reap Resort or similar

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