Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap - Angkor Thom Gate - Bayon - Baphuon - Elephants Terrace - Leper King Terrace - Ta prohm - Angkor Wat
When you arrive at the airport in Siem Reap, you will be welcome by a Cambodia Journey Wisdom representative just outside the exit door of airport. And we will drive you out to hotel by passing the main roads, markets, some recommended restaurants and shops before dropping you off at your hotel to check in.
*Or other option we will pick you up at your own place.
We drive to the archaeological park and will start the tour to these destination as below:
Angkor Thom Gate is the fascinating south gate of Angkor Thom’s, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshavara.
Bayon (the original name is Jayagiri “Victory Mountain”) is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, it stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital. The similarity of the 216 gigantic faces on the temple’s tower to other statues of the king has led many scholars to the conclusion that the faces are representations of Jayavarman VII. Others have said that faces belong to the bodhisattva of compassion called Avalokitesvara or Lokesvara.
Terrace of Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom. The terrace was used by Angkor’s king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. The 350m long Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall.
Break time for lunch near the temple.
Ta Prhom is modern name of the temple at Angkor, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. It was founded by the Khmer king Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors.
Angkor wat (“Capital Temple”) is one of Cambodia’s popular tourist attractions, is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres). It was built by the Khmer king Suryavarman II in Yasodharapura 1113-1150. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple.
The temple is a representation of Mount Meru, the home of the gods: the central quincunx of towers symbolizes the five peaks of the mountain, and the walls and moat symbolize the surrounding mountain ranges and ocean. One of the first Western visitor to the temple was Anto’nio da Madalena, a Portuguese friar who visited in 1586.
Finish tour day 1 and drive back to town. Enjoy dinner, shopping and massage before drive back hotel.
Day 2: Tonle Sap Lake - Departure from Siem Reap
Morning breakfast and check-out from the hotel. After that we will drive to the south to the lake for floating village. We will visit the biggest fresh water lake in South-East Asia called Tonle Sap Lake in the in the morning. Where we will take a traditional wooden motorboat on a tour along the lake to visit the local floating village, fishing village (get experiences with local people’s life activities at the lake which is completely different), flooded forest and the big open of the lake like the sea.
Finish tour day 2 and transter to airport for departure.