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Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

1. Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 a.m to 8:20 am and head directly to purchase the Angkor pass. Afterward, we head to one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the South Gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Next visit is Bayon temple, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom city. Then, we drive to Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. It was also used as a backdrop for the film Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie before lunch. In the afternoon, start to visit to the fascinating Angkor Wat, the largest sacred building on the planet and an icon of the Khmer civilization. It was built by King Suyavarman and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It contains hundreds of decorations that cover the walls and the longest bas-relief in the world. It is surrounded by a giant moat, and its five towers are part of the Cambodian flag, and from the top you can see the impressive and dense jungle. Climb up mountain of the Phnom Bakheng for sunset and then drive you back to Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

2. Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

Explore Angkor Wat and visit the enchanting floating villages of Cambodia. See Ta Prohm jungle temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, and trek along tranquil forest roads that are inaccessible by car. View Cambodia's dense jungle from the top of Ta Keo Temple, built by the Khmers over 1,000 years ago. On this private 3-day tour visit the ancient Buddhist university of Preah Khan, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, and admire the famous island temple Neak Pean. Go boating on the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, and see one of Cambodia's famous floating markets as well as a crocodile farm. Experience the exquisite ‘Women’s Citadel’, then trek up Kbal Spean Hill to see the hidden waterfall and an 11th century carving of Hindu deities on the river bed. Then visit Banteay Samre Temple. Day 1: Ta Prohm /Ta Nei /Takeo/Angkor Thom/ Bayon (L) Morning visit to Ta Prohm. Continue to Tanei, a temple inaccessible by car, and then Ta Keo Temple. Afternoon visit to the Victoria Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, and Leper King Terrace, the enclosure of the Royal Palace. Also visit Phimean Akas Temple, Baphuon Temple, and the impressive Bayon Temple. Evening dinner at a local restaurant with an Apsara traditional dance performance. Day 2: Angkor Wat/Preah Khan/Floating Village (L/D) Morning visit to Angkor Wat. Continue to Preah Khan and Neak Pean. Afternoon visit to the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Day 3: Banteay Srei/Kbal Spean/Banteay Samre (L) Morning visit to Banteay Srei. Continue to Kbal Spean, and enjoy a picnic lunch and visit to a sugar palm farm to meet the local farmers. Visit Banteay Samre Temple. Return to the city, where the tour ends at your hotel.

Full-Day Private Tour of Angkor Temple Complex

3. Full-Day Private Tour of Angkor Temple Complex

Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day tour from Siem Reap. The 60-square-mile site of Angkor is what remains of an ancient royal Khmer city deep in the jungle of Cambodia. It includes exquisitely detailed temples that were built under the direction of Angkor’s kings from the 9th to the 15th centuries, before being mysteriously abandoned around 1430. Begin with a visit to the ancient capital of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate and explore Bayon Temple before continuing to Baphuon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King, and Ta Prohm ̶ a beautiful jungle temple that has been relatively untouched since it was discovered. In the afternoon after lunch time, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. Few places anywhere on Earth match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a veritable lost city in the midst of the Cambodian jungle. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, and sculptural detail make it one of the finest monuments ever constructed.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24 reviews

In conclusion, it was a very satisfying tour. I was able to comfortably and efficiently tour representative ruins of the Angkor ruins group such as Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Bapun Temple, Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat. Our guide, David, was very knowledgeable and gave us a detailed and easy-to-understand lecture on the history of the ruins. Also, since he is a very friendly person, I was able to have a lot of personal stories along the way, and I was able to spend a pleasant time. The driver, Tim, was polite and I was able to ride with peace of mind. The guide's hospitality is very high, and I think it's a high-quality tour in general, so when you come to Siem Reap, we recommend everyone to join! Finally, thank you David and Tim for your guides. Thanks to you, I was able to make a very good memory in Cambodia!

I was on a solo trip to Siem Reap and booked this as a way to see everything without having to plan too much on my own. I can’t say enough about my tour guide and driver (Chhorng / Teo)! They were phenomenal and so much fun. Chhorng was very knowledgeable about everything around the temples and “floating” village. The tour itself: if you’re not in to temples and the history, you may want to think about a 2 day tour because there are a LOT. I saw some reviews of the “floating” village not actually being a floating village. This village is on high stilts. If you go during the dry season, it will likely just look like a village on stilts but I was able to go at the end of monsoon season. I loved having everything planned for me. Teo had more than enough waters waiting for me every time I got back to the van.

I only had one full day in Siem Reap and decided to take a tour to maximize my time there. I wound up picking this tour just by chance and was pleasantly surprised. My guide and driver met me at my hotel in the morning. We went to the Angkor Wat complex and toured each temple and had lunch midday. After each temple the driver would pick us up give us water and a towel to freshen up with. The service was great. My guide, Seila, was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. He explained the history of each temple, the plant life in the area, the sculptures on the walls and even took some really cool photos for me. All in all, I was really happy with the tour and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

We had a a free upgrade to private tour and we loved it! Our tour guide, I believe his name was Sean, was so so helpful and responsive to our requests, very accommodating. The driver was awesome too! Had cold towels and waters every time we got in the car, felt like royalty all day:) we saw everything we wanted and he was super knowledgeable and funny. Great time. Recommended ten fold.

There were only two people on the tour but they ran the whole tour for just the two of us. Our guide Sok was very attentive to us and we would book again.