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Angkor at a glance

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival

Arrive in Siem Reap, meet your guide and transfer to hotel for check in. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire.

In the afternoon, visit the Great City of Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. You will arrive via the South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and 4 giant faces. From here you continue and enter the city and arrive at the Bayon Temple. This temple lies exactly in the center of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. Each tower has 4 faces. Continue to visit the terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap - Small Ciruit – Angkor Wat

After breakfast, explore the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. End your tour at the twin towers of Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.

In the afternoon, visit the biggest religious temple in the world; the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple. Built by Suryavarman II, in early 12th century Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Merou, home of the gods. Finally, visit the splendid sunset at Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Leaving Siem Reap

After breakfast, visit Tonle Sap Lake where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is Sout East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! We will board a boat and visit the Chong Kneah village where we’ll see floating houses, farms and even a floating hospital before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

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