Sunrise Small-Group Tour of Angkor Wat from Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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1 - 9 person
As UNESCO World Heritage in 1992, this specific temple of Angkor Wat was instrumental in the formation of the modern and gradually globalized concept of built cultural heritage, also the star attraction of Cambodia and the magnificent temple complex is even more atmospheric at sunrise. This full-day small-group tour from Siem Reap makes an early start to avoid the crowds and visits highlights including Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, and Ta Prohm (entrance fees at your expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Guided Angkor Wat sunrise tour
Enjoy the story from your professional guide
Step back in time on a history tour
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
VISIT: Sunrise & Angkor Wat temple
Duration: 3 hours
Note: Ask your hotel to prepare the breakfast box or you can enjoy your breakfast at the local restaurant near the temple.
We start with a pre-dawn departure (4.30 to 4.45 am depending on the time of year) from your hotel for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Walk into the great temple in darkness from the little-visited eastern side, and creep along hoary cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world. Soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor Wat, from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. We then explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Your expert local guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and give you an insight into life during the height of the Khmer empire. We end our tour at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away, from your hotel), and a short rest.
VISIT: South Gate of Angkor Thom
Duration: 30 minutes
In the Bayon style Angkor Thom is capital city of the Khmer empire built at the end of the 12th-century by KingJayavarman VII, Angkor Thom is an almost square city surrounded by 8 meters high walls a little over 12 kilometers long with five impressive gopura gates providing access to the city. South Gate of Angkor Thom along with a bridge of statues of gods and demons. Two rows of figures each carry the body of seven-headed naga, as it is the main entrance to the city of Angkor Thom now becomes the most popular for tourists.
VISIT: Bayon Temple
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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.
If you have enough time we continue to explore some of the temples in the city of Angkor Thom such as Terrace of the Leper King, the Terrace of Elephant, Baphuon, and Phimeanaksa temple.
VISIT: Ta Prohm Temple
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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.
Experienced and licensed English speaking tour guide
Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle
Bottled water & cool towel
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Temples entrance fee (37$/person - cover all the temples)