04-days Cambodia Travel Booking
Phnom Penh, once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, is the capital and largest city in Cambodia. It is now a cultural, commercial, and political center that offers a unique blend of traditional charm and urban bustle.
Today, Phnom Penh is a place of diverse economic and urban growth. A swift wave of development has brought in new highrise buildings--including a 30-storey business center--restaurants catering to every palate, and stylish hotels promising all levels of luxury. Contributing to this development are burgeoning culinary and nightlife scenes that can rival any other in the region.
Siem Reap, located in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the world-famous Angkor temple complex, which includes the magnificent Angkor Wat. The province also contains a vibrant capital city boasting many luxury hotels, beautifully-aged colonial buildings, a buzzing Pub Street, silk farms, markets, and much more.
The city of Siem Reap, also the capital of the province, is a ‘must-visit’ destination for all visitors to Cambodia. This is where the glorious 12th Century Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious building in the world, is located. Situated on the northern bank of the Tonle Sap Great Lake, this mesmerizing eighth wonder of the world can be easily accessed by plane, land, and boat.
Angkor Wat which literally means ‘City Temple’ is a Hindu temple complex built to replicate the heavens on earth. Constructed for King Suryavarman II in the early twelfth century, it is the best-preserved temple and is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation; first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. This magnificent temple combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture; the temple mountain and the later galleried temple, based on early South Indian Hindu architecture. Constructed within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 miles) long with three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next, it is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - SIEM REAP (L, D)
Meet and greet on arrival at Siem Reap, welcome then transfer to check in. Relax at hotel. You will be picked up by tour guide at noon for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to visit ARTISAN D’ANGKOR. The Handicraft center. A short stop at WAT THMEY or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Then, stop at the WAR MEMORIAL MONUMENT, it is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the civil war. Visit Souvenir Shop. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
Optional tour to Tonle Sap Lake: USD 10/pax (Min. 2pax)
(Tour included: Tour guide, transportation, Entrance Fee, Boat Fee)
Excursion to Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on TONLE SAP LAKE to experience the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive - floating villages, towering stilted houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters. In the wet season, TONLE SAP LAKE is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia).
DAY 2: SIEM REAP (B, L, D)
Today we explore to THE SOUTH GATE OF ANGKOR THOM including: BAYON TEMPLE, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. BAPOUN TEMPLE, THE ELEPHANT TERRACE and THE TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING. Next visit: THOMMANAN, CHAOSAY TEVODA, TA KEO: small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. We continue fabulous TA PROHM: One of the most popular temples, this sprawling complex is famous for its jungle-like, ruined atmosphere, and the giant trees which rise from the stone, gripping the temple in their extensive roots. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit: ANGKOR WAT: The “7th Wonders’ of the World”. World Heritage Site since 1992. Sunset viewing on top of BAKHENG HILL. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area, this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. Buffet dinner with traditional show at local restaurant, one hour stop visit NIGHT MARKET & PUB STREET, overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 3: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH- (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Phnom Penh by express coach. Arrival Phnom Penh, meet and greet. Lunch at local restaurant and check in to hotel. After taking little rest, will be accompanied by our tour guide to visit: ROYAL PALACE, SILVER PAGODA and WAT PHNOM. Sightseeing a long CHAKTOUMUK RIVER front on SiSOWAT QUAY. We stop at NAGA CASINO get free Match & Play Coupon US$10 cash chips with purchase and try your best luck. Dinner and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Optional tour, Sunset on Mekong Cruise: USD 8/pax (Min. 2pax)
(Tour included: Tour guide, transportation, entrance fee, boat fee)
DAY 4: PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE (B)
Today bid farewell to Cambodia. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends here.