Siem Reap Province Archaeology

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Angkor Wat: 2-Day Temples Tour with Sunset & Sunrise

1. Angkor Wat: 2-Day Temples Tour with Sunset & Sunrise

Day 1: Angkor Thom, Bayon, Neak Pean, Bantreay Srei, Banteay Samre, and Bakheng Mountain Visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side - gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. At ‘The Bayon’, you will see its beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants. Move to Neak Pean, an artificial island with a Buddhist temple. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the intricately carved and 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, enjoy a brief stop at the well-preserved Banteay Samre, a laterite structure that once featured internal moats. End your discoveries with an ascent for sunset at Bakheng mountain. Day 2: Angkor Wat at sunrise, Preah Khan, Ta Nei, and Ta Prohm Temple  Begin with a pre-dawn departure for sunrise outside of Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness (please bring a torch) from the little-visited eastern side, and creep along hoary cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world.  End your touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple. Continue by moving on 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 hotel for lunch, and in the afternoon drive to Ta Nei, a late 12th Century stone temple located in Angkor. Move on to the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm – one of the most atmospheric temples in Angkor, once home to 2,740 monks.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

2. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

Begin with an early pickup from your hotel at 4.30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle, and travel to the main entrance of the Angkor Wat to admire the stunning sunrise over this ancient and mysterious complex. Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to marvel at the Bayon and Baphoun temples with their 54 towers and 216 faces of Buddhisatva Avalokesvara. Listen as your guide explains historical facts about the Temples and the Khmer empire. After lunch, see the Terrace of the Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King known as the royal viewing platform and the stage of the king’s great audience hall. Enter Ta Prohm Temple and view the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. Finally, go to Banteay Kdei temple which was built by the King Jayavarman VII in the late of 12th century before returning to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Phare, the Cambodian Circus Show Tickets

3. Siem Reap: Phare, the Cambodian Circus Show Tickets

Enjoy the Phare Circus performance in Siem Reap, which is more than a conventional acrobatic circus. See how the artists create and perform stories based on their own life experiences. Drawing from recent history, folklore, and modern society, watch as the performers blend drama, dance, live music, and circus arts to share a part of their lives with audiences. By attending a Phare Circus show, you enjoy Siem Reap's fantastic live entertainment and financially support the school to provide opportunities for Cambodian artists.

Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

4. Angkor Region: 3-day Private Tour of Top Temples

Day One:  Get picked up from your accommodation at 8:00 am by your driver and tour guide and travel directly to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple that covers over one square kilometer. Enjoy the adventurous and mysterious feeling of exploring a temple complex largely overrun by vegetation and off the beaten tourist path. Discuss your lunch preferences with your guide before stopping at a local restaurant. Afterwards, head to the floating village Kampong Phluk on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a guided boat trip through the floating village. Then get dropped off back at your accommodation. Day Two:  Get picked up again at 8:00 am and purchase a 3-day temple pass before heading to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Visit some small temples, including Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and Ta Keo. Then head to the jungle temple Ta Prohm where the movie Tomb Raider was shot. Refuel afterwards with lunch at a local restaurant. Then make your way to the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei. Gain insight into the history of the powerful Khmer Empire before heading to Phnom Bakheng to see a gorgeous sunset. Day Three:  Get an early start at 5:00 am on the final day of the tour. Get picked up and see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Following this, you can choose to visit more temples including Pre Rup and Banteay Samre. Then head to Banteay Srey, arriving before most of the crowds. Marvel at the most intricately carved temple in all of Angkor. Afterwards, see a traditional Khmer village and learn about palm sugar production. If you are interested, visit the Landmine Museum and learn how decades of conflict, foreign occupation, and brutal civil war and genocide have impacted Cambodia.  Afterwards, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, stop at a few more temples such as East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan, a fascinating vast monastic complex. The return trip will take you through many beautiful villages and provide you with great photo opportunities. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of your day.

Siem Reap: Temples & Tonle Sap Private 3-Day Tour

5. Siem Reap: Temples & Tonle Sap Private 3-Day Tour

Day 1:  Start your journey morning at 7.30 AM when you'll set off through the countryside to the world’s second-largest freshwater, Tonle Sap Lake. Take a boat trip to ‘Kampong Phluk’ a collection of 3 small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Cruise through the village and see unique houses on stilts, and locals at work in the floating forest. In the afternoon, visit the first temple, the Roulous temple group. The ruins of Roulous are among the oldest Khmer monuments in the area, dating back to the 9th-century. Day 2:  Begin with a pre-dawn departure from your hotel to see the sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness and with the light from your torch, walk through the rarely visited eastern side. Creep along cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world. 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. The morning tour ends at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple and a short rest. Continue the morning visit the southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures of Gods and demons, and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. At The Bayon temple admire the beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces. After lunch and a rest break, set out for the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Day 3:  Visit the most interesting temples outside Angkor Thom city. Your first stop is at Pre Rup Hindu temple. Built as the state temple it is a mountain temple made of combined brick, laterite, and sandstone. Continue on a drive to the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia. Banteay Srei has only been accessible since the late 1990s when the Khmer Rouge left the area. On your return journey see the Neak Pean temples, an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island. Finish the final day by going to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour via Tuk Tuk & Breakfast

6. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour via Tuk Tuk & Breakfast

You will be picked up from your hotel lobby before sunrise at 4:40 am by private tuk tuk ride and continue to the watch the sunrise at one of the world's cultural heritage and the largest temple in the world, Angkor Wat temple as you soak in the breathtaking sunrise. We may spend about 1-hour and 30 minutes to explore the whole entire building of Angkor Wat temple after seeing the sunrise and then have short break for a picnic-breakfast in front of the Royal swim pool of Sras Srang that you can enjoy of taste authentic Cambodian breakfast like Khmer noodle soup with traditional desserts like palm cake and steam rice dumplings with palm sugar. After that, we continue to visit the jungle temple of Ta Prohm & Ta Nei, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots, and then go to visit Bayon temple and the Victory gate of Angkor Thom, which has become a world-famous landmark and was built by King Jayavarman VII, who was also a Mahayana Buddhist. Bayon is also the only monastery that has survived to this day and was used as a place for worship, education, and administration. At the end of our joined in tour, we take to visit a local market in Siem Reap where the local people get some stuffs like food, fruits, cloth.. and walk in between food stalls to look for the best Cambodian specialties, where you can try Cambodian dishes such as sticky rice, cakes, fruits, egg noodles, or even fried spiders and scorpion and then drop you off at your hotel or Old market area.

Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

7. 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.

Back to Basics: Siem Reap Village Tour in Cambodia

8. Back to Basics: Siem Reap Village Tour in Cambodia

Travel is the chance to experience the other, to step into another's culture and experience the wonders of the world around you. Cultural tourism is a delicate industry, and this tour strives to present you to a local village in a thoughtful and careful way, so as not to disturb their native way of life, while giving you an inclusive experience you will never forget! On this tour, have the chance to explore and experience a unique village from the perspective of the villagers themselves. Take you deep into the communities around Siem Reap for a hands on experience, including detailed conversations during lunch and your day in the village. The best thing about the tour is the commitment to bring you this experience in a non-destructive way. Many tour operators bring groups to villages, but this is special -- your guide was born in this village and works with the village chief to ensure your experience is one you cannot find anywhere else. Have the chance to snap photos and meet the locals, but in a way that most other tour groups fail to find -- with the permission and good will of those you are visiting. The tour begins at 9:00 AM from your local guest house, where your expert guide will meet you and transport you via air-conditioned car or minivan to this amazing village approximately 25 miles (40km) from Siem Reap. Along the way, you will be given a detailed description of what awaits, with a detailed understanding of the villages you will visit. Learn how the communities work together, helping each other with daily activities and neighborly advice, and your expert guide will be there to answer any of your questions. Once you arrive, enter into a working village where you can meet the local families who still weave baskets, dig wells, and make rice wine all by hand as they have done for centuries. Share lunch with your host family. It is a truly immersive experience. As you continue your journey, you may have the chance to meet with a local teacher, or builder who is working to bring clean water to the community. The goal is to share with you the culture in a unique and appropriate way, and you will leave with a much deeper appreciation of these magnificent cultures around Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Koh Ker, Beng Mealea, & Tonle Sap Private Tour

9. Siem Reap: Koh Ker, Beng Mealea, & Tonle Sap Private Tour

Join your private guide for a tour of Koh Ker, Beng Melea, and the  Kampong Phluk floating village. Start your tour with morning pickup from your hotel and make your way to the remote archaeological site of the Koh Ker Group in northern Cambodia. Visit Prasat Thom, part of the Koh Ker Group, believed to have been the state temple of King Jayavarman IV. This temple creates an imposing sight with its 7-tiered pyramid shape and numerous shrines. Learn all about the formerly powerful Khmer Empire as you tour the area with your guide. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Beng Melea, a 12th-century temple in the middle of the jungle. Discover the most ruined temple in the Angkor Park, heavily overgrown with vegetation, trees, lianas, and moss. Next, take a local boat to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. Take in views of the lake shore with its brightly colored houses and discover the way of life of local fishers before returning to Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Temple Tour with Visit to Angkor Wat & Breakfast

10. Siem Reap: Temple Tour with Visit to Angkor Wat & Breakfast

You will be picked up from your hotel lobby before sunrise at between 4:30 am to 5:00 am and continue to the watch the sunrise at one of the world's cultural heritage and the largest temple in the world, Angkor Wat temple as you soak in the breathtaking sunrise. We may spend about 1-hour and 30 minutes to explore the whole entire building of Angkor Wat temple after seeing the sunrise and then have short break for a picnic-breakfast at a very local restaurant that you can enjoy of taste authentic Cambodian breakfast like Khmer noodle soup with traditional desserts like palm cake and steam rice dumplings with palm sugar. After that, we continue to visit the jungle temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots, and then go to visit Bayon temple and the Victory gate of Angkor Thom, which has become a world-famous landmark and was built by King Jayavarman VII, who was also a Mahayana Buddhist. Bayon is also the only monastery that has survived to this day and was used as a place for worship, education, and administration. At the end of our joined in tour, we take to visit a local market in Siem Reap where the local people get some stuffs like food, fruits, cloth.. and walk in between food stalls to look for the best Cambodian specialties, where you can try Cambodian dishes such as sticky rice, cakes, fruits, egg noodles, or even fried spiders and scorpion and then drop you off at your hotel or Old market area

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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 highly recommend Journey Cambodia tours for anyone who wants to make the most of visiting the temples. I booked a two day tour and was really happy with my choice. Both our quides (Mr. Chhay and Mr. Sok) were knowledgeable and kind and always ready to answer our endless questions about the temples, Cambodian history, culture or their own life in Cambodia. I learned a lot during these two days and had all in all great time.

Had a wonderful day with Mr. Ho and the driver. I highly recommend this tour! Very professional, knowledgable and kind staff. We learned a lot about Cambodian history and the temples. Add this tour to your Angkor Wat plans!

our tour guide Mr Chhay helped us understand the history behind the temples. he is also very nice and will take our photos during the trip

Guides were great, smiling and very energetic, congratulations for their performance