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Day 01: PHNOM PENH- ARRIVAL (L,D)
Upon arrive at Phnom Penh International airport you will be welcome by local tour guide & transfer to hotel. Lunch at local restaurant. Today city tour includes Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei Museum. The Palace building and Silver Pagoda are located with in the same walled ground. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilos and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. And National Museum of Fine Arts, next to the Royal Palce was dedicated by king Sisowath in 1920. Over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts, most notabley the legentary statue of the “Leper King” Though the emphasis is on Angkorian artifacts, there is also a good collection of pieces from later periods, including a special exhibition pf post-Angkorian Buddha figures. visit Wat Phnom, a small hill crowned by an active wat (pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Independence monument, was inaugurated in November 9, 1962 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from foreign rule. Dinner at local restaurant & overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 02: PHNOM PENH – KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Today visit Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide and Cheung-Ek Killing Fields. Last minute shopping at the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch drive to Kampong Thom Province a long the way with 168 km. Kampong Thom is Cambodia's second largest province by area. Its capital is named Kampong Thom, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River. The Sambor temple and Prei Kuk temple are the two main temples in Kompong Thom as well as other less significant Angkorian sites. Kompong Thom was a very powerful capital in Southeast Asia during the Funan period. Later on, during the French rule, the province was home to a large group named the Stieng, but they have long been assimilated into Khmer society. En rout you will visit Phum Prasat with its single ancient temple continue to visit Wat Kohear Nokor (11th C.). You will also visit a local village and its pagoda where you can observe the daily life of the monks. Arrive Kampong Thom transfer to hotel for check in. Late afternoon take a look around city before inner at local restaurant & overnight in Kampong Thom Province.
Day 03: KAMPONG THOM – SAMBOR PREI KUK - SIEM REAP (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Siem Reap on national road No. 6. En route we will stop for visiting the famous Sambor Prei Kuk, visit the ancient capital of Chenla with its 100 temples dating back to the Pre-Angkorian period. It is located 31 kilometer northeast of Kampong Thom. Lunch at local restaurant. Then drive to Siem Reap Province. Before reach Siem Reap they will cross an ancient bridge called “ Spean Kompong Kdei ” it was built in the 13th century and it is 87 meters long. The balustrades are carved to look like the bodies of giant snakes. On each end it curves up like a giant multi headed cobra. Arrive Siem Reap transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, excursion to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Dinner will be serve at local restaurant & overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 04: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT – SIEM REAP (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive out of city to Angkor Thom to discover the impressive Angkor Thom: South Gate of Angkor Thom and then visit Bayon temple, Baphoun, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King and Phimean Akas Temple. The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat; Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill. Dinner at restaurant with watching Apsara dance show performance. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 05: SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREY – SIEM REAP (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel. explore to visit Banteay Srei, the beautiful ‘Women’s Citadel’. Located 32 kms. From Siem Reap town, this was Cambodia's last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered, then return back to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. Drive back to local restaurant for lunch. Afternoon, visit grand circle: Preah Khan temple, built by Jayavarman VII in late 12th century. Preah Khan is a huge, highly explorable monastic complex. Full of carving, passages and photo opportunities. It originally serves as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. Preah Khan means “sacred sword” in harmony with the architecturally similar Ta Prohm, which was dedicated to Jayavarman VII’s mother, Preah Khan is dedicated to his fother. Neak Pean temple, a small island temple located in the middle of the last bary (the Preah Khan Bary or Jayatataka) to be constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. Est Memon, is a large temple-mountain-like ruin, rising three levels and crowned by five towers. Jayavarman IV, a usurper to the throne, moved the capital from Angkor to Kh Ke in 928AD. Sixteen years later Rajendravarman II returned the capital to Angkor and shortly thereafter constructed East Mebon on an island in the middle of the now dry Eastern Bary. The temple is dedicated to Shiva in honor of the king’s parents. then visit to Pre Rup temple, built by Rajendravarman II in late 10th century. Dinner will be at local restaurant & overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 06: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Les Artisans D’ Angkor and see their stone and wood carving workshops where the artisans are taught to use traditional Khmer techniques. Next visit the Old Market where you can see the fresh local produce being sold as well as browse the souvenir stalls. Then transfer to airport for departure back.
REMARKS: This proposed itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of your guide based on local circumstances. The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion.