2 Days Temple Tour
Discover 16 wondrous temples, including Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat complex, the largest religious monument in the world. In two days, you will complete a 62 km circuit around the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom complexes. On the second evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner while enjoying a traditional apsara dance performance.
On day one, you will explore the following temples: Angkor Wat: A 12th century sandstone temple and UNESCO World Heritage site Angkor Thom Complex: the last capital of the Khmer Empire, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.
The Angkor Thom Complex consists of the following structures:
– Bayon Temple: The complex’s main temple stands in the center of the former capital. This iconic edifice features 216 serene, gently smiling faces.
– Terrace of the Elephants: This platform was constructed for king Jayavarman VII to view public ceremonies and welcome victorious soldiers returning from battle.
– Terrace of the Leper King: This terrace is named for a 15th century statue of the Hindu god Yama discovered on-site. The discolored statue was found covered in moss and was therefore reminiscent of a person with leprosy.
– Phimeanakas: a Hindu temple constructed at the end of the 10th century.
– Thommanun Temple: One of a pair of Hindu temples constructed in the 12th century.
– Chau Say Tevoda: Located just east of the Angkor Thom complex, this 12th century Hindu temple was constructed in the Angkor Wat style.
– Ta Keo Temple: This is likely the first sandstone temple-mountain to be constructed by the Khmers.
– Ta Prohm: This picturesque and popular temple features trees emerging from the temple ruins amongst verdant jungle surroundings.
– Banteay Kdei Temple: This sandstone Buddhist monastic complex was occupied by monks over the centuries until the 1960′s.
– Srah Srang: This baray or reservoir measuring 700m by 350m was dug in the 10th century. and then return to hotel
– Dinner accompanied by an apsara dance performance by the Khmer Royal Classic Ballet start at 6:30pm till 8:30pm.
On day 2, continue exploring Ankgorian temples followed by a enjoyable evening:
– Preah Khan: This temple, meaning “Royal Sword,” has been left largely unrestored. Visitors can witness trees and other vegetation emerging from the ruins.
– Neak Pean: This man-made circular island emerges from Preah Khan Baray and features a small Buddhist temple.
– Ta Som: This small temple, constructed in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, has also been left unrestored and features vegetation emerging from the temple ruins.
– East Mebon: This 10th century Hindu temple sits atop a manmade island at the center of the now-dry East Baray reservoir.
– Pre Rup: This temple-mountain, which served as the state temple under King Rajendravarman, was constructed during the 10th century.
– Sunset viewing atop Bakheng Hill.
– $189 for the first person; $89 for each additional person; maximum 4 people per group
This price covers:
– Transport by Tuk tuk (add $30 if a car is needed, maximum 4 people)
– English-speaking tour guide ($50 to be returned if a tour guide is not required)
– Temple entrance ticket
– Dinner and apsara performance on the first day tour evening