3 Days Temple & Floating Village Tour
You will discover 16 wonderful temples including the Cambodian’s iconic temple, Angkor Wat Temple, the 13th century magnificent sand stone temple and one to the UNESCO list of World Heritage. You will travel along the greet exotic road surrounding with nature and wildlife of a distance of 62km of small and big circuit of Angkor.
3 days tour 20 magnificent temples:
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.
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.
– Banteay Srey Temple: located for 37km from the city. this temple a loosely translates to “citadel of the women”, this temple was built at a time when the khmer empire was gaining significant power and territory, constructed by a Brahmin counselor under a powerful king under Jayavarman V.
– Sunset viewing atop Bakheng Hill.
– Dinner accompanied by an apsara dance performance by the Khmer Royal Classic Ballet.
On day 3, venture into the countryside to explore both ancient and modern Khmer living:
– Roluous Group: The Roluos Group of temples are amongst the earliest permanent structures built by the Khmers, dating back to the 9th century. The major temples within this group are Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko.
– Visit the Compong Phluk floating village, a cluster of three villages of stilted houses constructed within a floodplain located 16 km southeast of Siem Reap city.
– Complete the day with a tour of Siem Reap city and finally a trip to a local market or to social enterprise “Les Artisans d’ Angkor,” which trains young Cambodians in the ancient Khmer traditions of stone-carving and wood sculpting.
– $279 for the first person; $99 for each additional person; maximum 4 people per group
This price covers:
– Transport by Tuk tuk (add $45 if a car is needed, maximum 4 people)
– English-speaking tour guide ($75 to be returned if a tour guide is not required)
– Temple entrance tickets valid for three days
– 1 hour traditional Khmer massage
– Dinner and apsara performance on the second evening