2 Days – Kbal Spean (a River of 1000 Shiva Lingas) & Temples of Angkor
DAY 1: VISIT TO MAIN TEMPLES IN SMALL CIRCUIT
Visit: Preah Khan – Kbal Spean – Banteay Srei – Sugar Palm – Land Mine Museum – Pre Rup Temple.
Morning: 8.00AM Pick up from hotel or your preferable timing:
After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from hotel then escort you for the full day excursion to the Preah Khan temple, Kbal Spean and other attractions a long the way.
#1 Preah Khan Temple
- The temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous later additions. Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.
#2 Kbal Spean (a River of 1000 Shiva Lingas)
- It consists of a series of stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations of the river bed and banks. It is commonly known as the “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” or “The River of a Thousand Lingas“.
#3 Banteay Srie Temple
- The temple was built largely of pink sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem“, or the “jewel of Khmer art.
Afternoon: Relax for your lunch
- Your tour guide and driver will recommended you a good local restaurant. After Lunch we drive back stop at local village to see people making Sugar Palm (Brown Sugar)
#4 Land Mine Museum
- Antipersonnel landmines are weapons that cannot discriminate between a civilian or a soldier.
- Land mine museum how the visitors of the importance of clearing landmines in Cambodia
#5 Pre Rup Temple
- This is a Hindu mountain temple at Angkor, the temple combined of brick, laterite and sandstone construction, this reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple.
Highly recommend you to have dinner with Cambodia traditional shows at Kulen II restaurant (12$ per person for dinner+shows). Please tell us if you want and then we can help you to book front seat for you. Back to your hotel overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 2: VISIT TO MAIN TEMPLES IN SMALL CIRCUIT
Visit: Sunrise – Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm – Bayon – South Gate of Angkor Thom
Morning: 8AM Pick up from hotel or your preferable timing:
After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from hotel then escort you for the full day excursion to the main and popular temples in Angkor complex. The temples were build from 9th to 13th century and dedicate to Hindu & Buddhist religion.
#1 South Gate of Angkor Thom City
- The south gate now become the most often visited, as it is the main entrance to the city for tourists.
- South gate of Angkor Thom along with a bridge of statues of 54 gods and 54 demons. Two rows of figures each carry the body of seven-headed naga.
#2 Bayon Temple
- Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, The Bayon‘s most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.
- The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.
#3 Ta Prohm Temple
- Built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th century, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university.
- Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors.
Afternoon: Relax for your lunch
- Your tour guide and driver will recommended you a good local restaurant.
#4 Angkor Wat Temple
- Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.
- The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture, it has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.
#5 Chong Khneas Floating Villages & Tonles Sap Lake
We go Cruise to see the Chong Khneas the Floating community on Tonle Sap lake and see the daily activities of Fisherman. Every year, the Tonle Sap floods the surrounding areas and provides life to the region. On the surface of Tonle Sap Lake, you’ll see the activities of local people on their fishing, schools, clinics, homes, and even small shops are on floating. You can watch how the local people are able to live on the water.
Highly recommend you to go to Phare, Cambodian Circus ($18 per person for open seat which start from 8:00pm to 9:00pm). Please let us know if you are interested and then we can help you to book good seats. Back to your hotel finished my services.