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Cambodia Discovery Trip – 07nights 08days

Cambodia Discovery Trip – 07nights 08days

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    Cambodia Discovery Trip – 07nights 08days

     

    DAY 01: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

    Welcome to Phnom Penh – the capital of Cambodia. You are greeted by our driver at airport and transfer to hotel to check in. In the afternoon, visit Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings. Then to Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name with more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

     

    Meal: Dinner

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 02: PHNOM PENH – BATTAMBANG

    Pick up at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel and depart for Battambang by overland transfer (290 km. 4-5 hour drive). On the way stop at the craft villages in Kompong Chhnang and visit a fish market. Arrive in Battambang, and check-in at the hotel. Walk through the town to discover its beautiful colonial architecture. Overnight at hotel in Battambang.

     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 03: BATTAMBANG

    Drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the residence of the former provincial Buddhist patriarch Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Visit the Provincial Museum (closed on Saturdays / Sundays) and the local market. Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset. End of the day, enjoy a short ride on a famous bamboo train. Overnight at hotel in Battambang.

     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 04: BATTAMBANG – SIEM REAP BY SPEEDBOAT

    Travel by speed boat to Siem Reap along the Sangkar River; enjoy unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes. Crossing Cheur Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda”, in Bak Prier floating village and cross the Biosphere Reserve and the floating villages of Prek Tuol. Picnic lunch on board. Continue by boat across the Tonle Sap lake to Chhoeung Kneas floating village. Arrive at Siem Reap port and transfer to Siem Reap town. In the afternoon, visiti Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” by tuk tuk. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 05: SIEM REAP

    Early morning, we will visit the sunrise at Angkor Area – the idea is to view the reflection of amazing Angkor temple in the morning sun. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, we will start our full day visit, firstly with the sightseeing tour of Angkor exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 06: SIEM REAP

    Heading out of town we make our way to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon, visiting the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature and we also explore the surrounded temples if time permits. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 07: SIEM REAP

    Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Afternoon, Continue to visit Beng Mealea temple for visit before continue to Siem Reap, the little explored temple of Beng Mealea (XIth c) is waiting to be rediscovered by the adventurous travelers. The sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer is largely overrun by vegetation. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Arrive in Siem Reap and transfer to hotel.

     

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

     

    DAY 08: SIEM REAP

    Free at own leisure until the time met and transfer to the airport for the flight departure.

     

    Meal: Breakfast

    Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

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