This tour is privately designed for visitors who visit Siem Reap second time. No more Angkor Temples but experience Khmer people by another way. From the ancient capital of Khmer Empire to the daily life of Khmer nowadays, all make visitors’ time worth. Welcome back!
- Tour route: Angkor Archeological Park
- Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
- 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: Pink Temple – Land Mine Museum & Cambodia Circus
Day 3: Meeting locals by Squad Bike – 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: Pink Temple – Land Mine Museum & Cambodia Circus (B, L)
After breakfast, we head of with tour guide to the Mountain at Phnom Kulen National Park which was used as the ancient capital city in AD802 under the reign of King JayavarmanII, the King gave birth to present day Cambodia. There are 56 Angkorian temples of bricks and volcanic stones but most of them are in poor condition here. We will see the Thousand Linga River, an enormous reclining Buddha, constructed in the 16th century. Before having our picnic lunch on the riverbank, we are relax or do swimming at the waterfall.
In the afternoon, we descend from the mountaintop and head to see the pink sandstone temple of BanteaySrei, which stands alonge in the jungle. This is a favorite sites of many visitors. The special charm of this temple lies in its remarkable state of preservation, and the intricate, high quality carvings in the solid sandstone. The unanimous opinion amongst French archaeologists who worked at Angkor is that Banteay Srei is a ‘precious gem’ and a ‘jewel in Khmer art’.
Later today, we visit the Cambodia Landmine Museum where we can learn about the period of civil war in Cambodia which was only ended as recently in 1998.
Tonight we will be amazed by the spectacle of the Phare Cambodia Circus; a troupe of young Cambodians offering a spectacular and exciting blend of traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion beautifully choreographed and performed as a story about Cambodian life and society. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Set menu Lunch
Day 3: Exploring Floating village & Departure (B)
This morning, we travel to eastern part of Siem Reap to visit the Kompong Phluk or Kompong Khleang floating village in Tonle Sap Lake area. Here, we will know about the daily life of local people during the dry season and the wet season. We also stop at local houses to touch with the local families, discovery the culture of nowadays Khmer people…
In the afternoon, our awaiting vehicle will take us back to the airport for our departure flight to home. Trip ends.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast