Morning: We will pick at 8.30am from the hotel then purchase the temple pass after we move on to:
Angkor Thom South Gate:
The south gate of Angkor Thom is the best preserved. It is approached from outside via a causeway that extends about Hundred meters across a moat. On each side of the causeway are railings fashioned with 54 stone figures engaged in the performance of a famous Hindu story: the myth of the Churning of the Ocean. On the left side of the moat, 54 ‘devas’ (guardian gods) pull the head of the snake ‘Shesha’ while on the right side 54 ‘asuras’ (demon gods) pull the snake’s tail in the opposite direction. In this myth, the body of the snake is wrapped around the central mountain—Mt. Meru—perhaps corresponding here to the Bayon temple at the center of the site. In any case, the myth relates that as the Devas pulled the snake in one direction and the gods pushed in the other, the ocean began to churn and precipitate the elements. By alternating back and forth, the ocean was ‘milked’, forming the earth and the cosmos anew.
Angkor Thom is the majestic site once served as the Khmer Empire’s glistening capital city. Take a moment to consider its grandiosity before venturing inside the city. Arriving at the temple at Bayon, appreciate its beautifully crafted central towers covered in more than 200 enormous faces.
Terrace of the Elephants
The 350m-long Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall. It has five outworks extending towards the Central Square-three in the center and one at each end. The middle section of the retaining wall is decorated with life-size Garuda and Lions; towards either end are the two parts of the famous parade of elephants complete with their Khmer mahouts.
Terrace of the Leper King
the site is its grand protrusion with 8m high and 23m wide walls featuring seven registers of personages and mythological figures which is then repeated on an internal wall accessed on either side. The outer wall features a lower register with five and seven headed Naga (mythical serpent) at the corners and a grand nine-headed Naga at the center flanked by Naga-princesses (noting their headdress). The above registers feature what we can only assume to be divinities, royalty and elite, fascinatingly, all unique.
Ta Prohm Temple
One of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot ‘rediscovered’ this crumbling site. After exploring the maze-like interior of Ta Prohm, return to your hotel after a long but fulfilling day, which will leave you with a lifetime of memories of one of the wonders of the world.
Angkor Wat Temple
The temple, is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, built during the reign of Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and now a Theravadin Buddhist temple having converted along with changes in the state religion. The temple is iconic for its spectacular arrangement of a quincunx of towers, the stunning bas-reliefs, and, as an incredible feat of ancient architecture that sat at the center of the world’s largest pre-industrial city.
Sunset Watch Phnom Bakheng
is a Hindu temple on the mountain and was built at the end of the 9th century, nowadays a popular tourist spot for sunset views over the West Mebon temple in the middle of the West Baray the largest Water reservoir Lakes in Siem Reap and the views of the much bigger temple Angkor Wat, which lies amid the jungle about 1.5 km to the southeast. The large number of visitors makes Phnom Bakheng one of the most threatened monuments of Angkor. Back you to your hotel or drop somewhere in Siem Reap city end of service
TOUR PRICES IN US Dollars
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Entrance Fees (Not Included)
✫ 1 Day Angkor temples Entrance Fees 37 US dollars per person
✫ 2 or 3 days Angkor temples Entrance Fees 62 US dollars per person