Day 1: Siem Reap arrival – Pol Pot's place - Preah Vihear temple
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 you can stay at the hotel near Preah Vihear for no pressure.
*Or other option we will pick you up at your own place.
We will start a trip heading to the north. Experiencing with the territory that once used to be home to Pol Pot and was last under Khmer Rouge rule in Anlong Veng. And then enjoy your trip with the scenic of the local farms along the way. After we will continue trip Preah Vihear temple at Preah Vihear province, which lies on the mountain at the country’s border with Thailand. Preah Vihear temple is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire in the reign of King Suryavarman I, and Suryavarman II, that is situated atop a 525 meters cliff in the Dongrek Mountain. At the base of the mountain, hop into a truck for the steep finish. And you will reach to the top with magnificent views of the plains below.
By then exploring the beautiful view around this high Hindu temple known as “Cloudy temple” with the wonderful Ta Dy cliff and the amazing Preah Vihear temple, which is the shape of the Dragon is Climbing The Mountain.
Overnight : Hotel in Preah Vihear
Day 2: Koh Ker - Beng Mealea - Tonle Sap Lake (floating village)
Morning breakfast and check out. And we will start the trip to east to see a 10th century as the stepped 7-tiered pyramid shape temple of Koh Ker which was build in the reign of king Jayavarman IV. On the way we will see the Cambodia’s rural villages, traditional Khmer houses, scenic rice fields and many fruits farms along the way with the beautiful green high hill. It’s the former capital of Khmer empire, known as “ a glance city “. The temple is 36 meters (118 ft) high. Koh Ker is the lonely temple that stands in the heavily deep forest and surrounded by the complex of many temple such as Prasat Pram Temple (Tree of life temple), Prasat Neang Khmao (Dark lady temple), elephant temple and more.
Then we will have a break for lunch and drink at the restaurant near by the temple before we continue our exited tour.
Next we go to see the Jungle Temple Beng Mealea. This temple is very special because it was not rebuilt and vegetation grows inside the temple and around the stone. You will feel like Indiana Jones with exploring this temple.
Later we drive back to Siem Reap and go on 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 late afternoon. Where we will take a traditional wooden motor boat 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. Return to Siem Reap in the evening and dinner at a restaurant in town. Enjoy time for shopping and massage.
Overnight: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Temple Mini Tour (Ta Prohm - Bayon - Angkor Wat)
After breakfast we will start our tour to the grand circuit. We will visit 3 main temples:
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.
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 og Jayavarman VII. Others have said that faces belong to the bodhisattva of compassion called Avalokitesvara or Lokesvara.
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 113-1150. 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 3. Enjoy meal time, shopping and massage.
*Note: Transfer to airport after tour.
| 1-4 persons
|| $ 395
| 5-7 persons
|| $ 435
| 8-10 persons
|| $ 475