For your first and quick visit Angkor Wonder, the 3 Day Angkor Wonder is designed to visit all main temples such as Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and a half day relaxing with nature of floating village in the big TonLe Sap Lake. Come and enjoy with friendly Khmer’s people and culture…
- Tour route: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Tonle Sap Lake
- Duration: 3 days
- Date: Daily
- Start/End: Siem Reap/Siem Reap
- Tour type: Culture and History, Sightseeing
- Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
- Active level: Walking, boating…
Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap
Day 2: Treasure Hunting in Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
Day 3: Exploring floating village – Departure
Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap
On arrival in Siem Reap, we are greeted by local tour guide and driver and transferred to hotel after that. Get to know the interesting briefing about the history of Cambodia, its culture, people and lifestyle.
Later, we head to the Angkor Archeological Park to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which was known as the last capital city of the ancient Khmer Empire. The South Gate of Angkor Thom is approached from outside via a fifty meter causeway crossing the moat. There are railings fashioned with 54 stone figures engaged in the performance of a famous Hindu story in on each side of the causeway; and on the left side of the moat is the statues of 54 devas (guardian god) pulling the head of the snake “Sheisha” while on the right side the snake’s tail is being pulled in the opposite direction by 54 asuras (demon gods)…. Next we will walk along the wall of Angkor Thom to Prasat Chrung, the best corner to view the setting sun, accompanied with a cold beer or wine. We will finish this memorable day with a royal boat journey along the ancient moat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Treasure Hunting in Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L)
After breakfast, we begin the magical day at the mystical Ta Prohm temple where ancient stones and massive tree roots engulf the ruins. The exploration will take approximately one hour, walking through this jungle temple. After that we journey into the ancient city of Angkor Thom to explore the treasures of this ancient walled city and visit to the mystical Bayon temple adorned with its smiling faces. We head further into the temple complex and visit Baphoun, a hill top pyramid-temple, consecrated to the God Shiva that just opened to the public recently after renovation. We also visit the Elephant and leper king terraces, the royal enclosure temple of Phimean Akas and the serene Preah Pithu groups of smaller temples. We will enjoy a walk along the ancient walls of this city and relax with a hot Cambodian style picnic lunch in a shaded area or alternatively we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we head to the jewel of the Khmer Empire and visit the amazing Angkor Wat whichwas constructed to express the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire at the time. Come and dig out some secrets of Angkor with our experienced guide, reveal the stories and legends behind the sandstone carved bas-reliefs, gables and lintels. Stroll around this massive monument to admire the Khmer architectural masterpiece and engineering.
Later today, we will enjoy sunset time and stunning sightseeing of Tonle Sap Lake, Western Baray, Angkor Wat and dense jungle of Angkor Thom at the top of mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Set menu Lunch.
Day 3: Exploring floating village – Departure(B)
We may get one of the best views of the temples by early trip to the Angkor Archeological Park. Enjoying sunrise behind the temple of Angkor Wat is a memorable experience.
We return hotel for breakfast before exploring the eastern part of Siem Reap to visit the floating village of Kompong Phluk or Kompong Khleang. The village is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based on fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. The boat takes us through the floating village then stop at one of the local houses where we will know how different life between cultural countries. If time permits, we can explore this great ecosystem by canoe and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys and the birds while observing the forest beneath the lake’s surface.
Returning hotel for checking out and our awaiting vehicle takes us back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast