Cultural Discovery in Cambodia Siem Reap - Phnom Penh 3 Days/2 Nights ITINERARY DAY 01: ANGKOR WAT-ANGKOR THOM A driver and I will pick up you at hotel at 8:30 Am to visit South Gate of Angk . .
Cultural Discovery in Cambodia
Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
3 Days/2 Nights
DAY 01: ANGKOR WAT-ANGKOR THOM
A driver and I will pick up you at hotel at 8:30 Am to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom. 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. Bayon, over 2000 large faces carved on the 54 tower give this temple its majestic character and the bas-reliefs contain genre scenes of everyday life-markets, fishing, festivals with cockfights and jugglers and so on-and history scenes with battles and processions. Baphuon, built in middle of the 11th century (1060) by king Udayadityavarman II, dedicated to Siva (Hindu), Phimeanakas, built in late tenth century-beginning of the 11th century by King Jayavamen V and Udayadityavarman I and dedicated to Hindu, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. And keeping on visiting Ta Prohm ( The Ancestor Brahma, Jungle Temple ), Shrouded in dense jungle the temple of Ta Prohm is ethereal in aspect and conjures up a romantic aura. Fig, banyan and kapok trees spread their gigantic roots over stones, probing walls and terraces apart, as their branches and leaves intertwine to form a roof over the structures. Trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars. Lunch break at a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Excursion to visit Angkor Wat, first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura,( present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. 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. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Departure for Phnom Penh & Tour
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Phnom Penh. On arrival in Phnom Penh, you are going to visit ROYAL PALACE, constructed after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh in the mid-19th century. Back to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 03: Tour & Departure
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to visit TOUL SLENG GENOCIDAL MUSEUM, a notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rough regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Then, continue to THE KILLING FIELDS, a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Communist Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979 and 15 Km from Phnom Penh. After that, transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport for your next destination. Enjoy your flight.
PRICE: USD 505 per group ( 1 – 7 Pax )
• Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
• English Speaking Guide
• Mineral water & 02 cold towels per person per day
• International airfare and airport tax in & out Cambodia
• Beverages and meals
• Visa to Cambodia, if any
• Travel insurance in all kinds
• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
• Entrench fees of all areas/activities