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Siem Reap: 2-day Angkor Wat tour

1. Siem Reap: 2-day Angkor Wat tour

Day 1: Get picked up from your accommodation at 8:00 am and go to buy the Angkor 2-day pass. Then, drive to the World Heritage-listed Angkor temple complex to visit 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, admire the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Next, visit the temple of Bayon, 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, which is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch near the Angkor Wat temple. Afterward, visit 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. It is the most revered in the country and the most emblematic of the complex. The evening concludes at Phnom Bakheng temple with the sunset view, which is the perfect way to end your day at this amazing site. Day 2: Your second day departs at 4:40 am, as you head to one of the world's cultural heritage sites, Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world as you soak in the breathtaking sunrise. The magnificent architecture and charming light and shadow are even more memorable with the light morning mist that is most often present in this region of Cambodia. As your guide tells you stories about the bas-reliefs, they'll also provide insight into life during the height of the Khmer Empire. After visiting Angkor Wat, have breakfast nearby the temple, please ask your hotel to pack a breakfast box for you. Afterward, continue to visit Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. Next, discover Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som temple, and Pre Rup also known as the temple royal crematorium. Eat lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Banteay Srei temple which is one of the most intricately carved temples in the region. In the late afternoon, head to Tonle Sap lake, known for its picturesque floating villages. enjoy a boat ride and observe the local life in the villages with their floating farms, schools, markets, and Buddhist temples.

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