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Siem Reap Private 3-Day Exploration of Temples and Tonle Sap

1. Siem Reap Private 3-Day Exploration of Temples and Tonle Sap

Day 1: Fishing Village of Tonle Sap Lake and Roulous Temples Group Begin your day with a pickup at your accommodation around 8:00 AM and journey through the countryside to the world’s second largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap Lake, which swells to 12,000 kilometers squared. During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to 2,500 kilometers squared, draining into the Tonle Sap River. Take a boat trip to Kampong Phluk, a collection of three small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Enjoy your lunch at your own expense and have a short rest. Continue your afternoon visit to the Roulos group of temples. This collection of monuments were built in the late 9th-century as a capital city for King Jayavarman II. Take time out here to explore the temples including Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei. Day 2: Angkor Thom, Bayon Neak Pean, Bantreay Srei, and Pre Rup Temple This morning head to Angkor Thom. This majestic site once served as the Khmer Empire's glistening capital city. Take a moment to consider its grandiosity before venturing inside the city. Arrive at the temple at Bayon and appreciate its beautifully crafted central towers covered in more than 200 enormous faces. Move to Neak Pean, an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Jayatataka Baray. Visit the well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia. One the way back, make a brief stop at well-preserved Banteay Samre, a laterite structure that once featured internal moats. Finish your discoveries of the temples of Angkor with sunset at the Pre Rub temple.  Day 3: Temples of Angkor at Sunrise Depart before dawn to see the sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Soak up the atmosphere from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. Then explore the interior of the great temple. Spend a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Continue to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. At the end of the morning return to your accommodation for lunch then in the afternoon drive to Ta Nei. This is a late 12th-century stone temple in Angkor that was dedicated to the Buddha. Set out for the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, which is one of the most atmospheric of all the temples in Angkor. This long but fulfilling day will leave you with lifetime memories of some of the most impressive monuments built by mankind.

2 Days Banteay Srey, Rolous Group & Floating Village

2. 2 Days Banteay Srey, Rolous Group & Floating Village

Itinerary Day 1 At 08:00 am we go to visit the Kbal Spean, Kbal Spean commonly known as the valley of a 1000 Ligars, is set deep in the jungle to the north east of Angkor. 45 minutes steep jungle walk takes you to the riverbed where a hundreds of phalluses are carved in the rock. There is a lovely waterfall here which is best seen at the end of the rainy season. At the top of the falls are numerous carved animals. This site has only been opened up to tourism since 1998. Have lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch we continue to visit the Bantaey Srey temple, it is a small and unique temple with the finest carving of all the Angkor temples. On the way back we will pass by some local villages where we may get down for a brief stop at a little village producing sugar from sugar palm trees. Back to the hotel finish tour. Itinerary Day 2 Visit the pagoda or local market in the Kompong Phluk area, is 30 kilometers south-east of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda or local market first, then go by motorized boat on a tour of the stilted buildings. See where the people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of the boats. You will visit as well a fish & Crocodile Farms, and then have lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch we go to visit the temples in the Roluos. The Rolous Group Temples: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. The temples are built from the early of Angkor Period (802-1431). Preah Ko temple was built by king Indravarman I in 879. Bakong was built in 881. And Lolei was built by king Yasovarman I in 893. Back to hotel finish tour.

Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Lake and Roluos Temples Day Tour

3. Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Lake and Roluos Temples Day Tour

Enjoy a combined full-day tour of Tonle Sap Lake and the early temples of the Khmer Empire to compare life in Cambodia today with the great history of the Khmer kings and their mysterious Angkor temples. Visit the pagoda or local market in the Kompong Phluk area, is 30 kilometers south-east of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda or local market first, then go by motorized boat on a tour of the stilted buildings. See where the people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of the boats. You will visit as well a fish & Crocodile Farms, and then have lunch at the local restaurant. Continue to the early Angkor temples of the Roluos group, starting with the temple of Preah Ko, the first temple built in the ancient city of Hariharalaya. Preah Ko (Sacred Bull) takes its name from the 3 sandstone statues that face the temple's central towers, representing the white bull that served as the mount of Shiva. Continue to the temple mountain of Bakong, the state temple of King Indravarman I in Hariharalaya, and see fragments of the original bas reliefs. Next, admire the carved lintels of the temple of Lolei, the last of the 3 temples of Hariharalaya. Return to Siem Reap ends the tour.

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We had 3 exciting days with our guide Sam, who provided us with background information about all temples but also about the country and people. This tour was really worth it for us, without the guide the tour would have made no sense, then we would only have walked between ruins, now we have all got a great understanding of the great civilization and its great kings - really recommendable !!!!

Three days is a lot so you need to be committed to getting as much as you can out of your trip to Siem Reap. And we were, and we did! Ruom our guide was very very knowledgeable and filled our heads with all sorts of facts and figures which really brought the sites we visited to life. Transport and driver were excellent. We got to tick off a bucket list adventure in the perfect way!