ARRIVAL SIEM REAP/ANGKOR WAT
Upon arrival Siem Reap international airport, welcome by English speaking guide who will take you to travel through the journey and introduce you to the highlights of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Transfer to check in the hotel.12:00am Have lunch in Seam Reap city after that depart to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares with many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor’s construction. Continue to visit Ta Prohm temple, this site was chosen to film the famous Hollywood movie Tomb Raider, which starred the famous actress Angelina Jolie.
At the end of afternoon, stand at the Mountain Bakheng, admire the sunset on all the temples, with panoramic views over Angkor Vat. (following the weather).
Breakfast at hotel, in the morning, depart to visit the “Great City” of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.1:30pm After lunch we go to visit Artisans d’Angkor, Angkor Handicraft center, the workshops of wood and stone carving, polychrome lacquering , gilding, silver plating and silk painting, and then discover the fascinating boutique displaying a variety of arts and crafts made by artisans from the workshops using traditional cultural craftsmanship.
Tonight, enjoy your dinner with Khmer traditional dance show.
Breakfast at hotel, in the morning, depart to visit Visit of a selection of temples, including the Royal City of Preah Khan with impressive sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon, Preah Rup.
Afternoon we will continue our visits by Thommanon temple , Ta keo , one of Angkor’s great mountains temple, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang a Royal bathing place, Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures.
SIEM REAP-PHNOM PENH
Morning, have breakfast, check out and depart to Phnom Penh.
Have lunch in Phnom Penh, Check in hotel and start to explore the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia with following destinations:
National Museum also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art, specially sculptures those are very skillful and beautiful.
Royal Palace which was built in 1866 and been the residence for many Cambodian Kings and Queens. Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of more than 5000 silver tiles. Each weights more than 1 kilograms. Solid-gold Buddha statue, which weighs 90kg and is adorned with 2086 diamonds, the largest weighing in at 25 carats.
Wat Phnom The city takes its name from the former name Wat Phnom Daun Penh(hill temple), which was built in 1373 to store five statues of Buddha on a manmade 27-meter high hill. These five statues were floating down the Mekong in a big tree and an old wealthy widow named Daun Penh (Grandma Penh) saved them and set them up on this hill for worshiping.
Independence Monument was built in 1958 for Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953. It stands in the center of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites. 5:30pm Check in the hotel in Phnom Penh.
PHNOM PENH-SIHANOUK VILLE
Breakfast, check out hotel, depart to visit some meaningful historic destinations in PhnomPenh:
Killing field This place is a chilling reminder of the brutality of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. It was a place where almost 20.000 civilians were killed and buried in mass graves; many of them were transferred here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng prison.
Toul Sleng museum It is a former high school was converted into the S-21 prison and interrogation facility under Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. The prison now functions as a museum, a memorial and a testament to the crime of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Russian Market This market became the foreigner’s market during the 1980’s when most of the foreigners in Cambodia were Russians, that’s why they call ‘Russian Market. It has all of things that travellers need such as silk, clothes and carvings, handicrafts, Food and drink booths in the middle of the market are hygiene to serve the visitors.
12:00am Transfer to the restaurant for lunch.
Afternoon 1:30pm after lunch, go straight to the heaven for relaxing-Sihanouk Beach. Sihanouk Ville or also known Kompong Som about 226 km from Phnom Penh, excellent road. (3 to 3 and a half hours).
4:30pm check in hotel, Time at leisure to enjoy the beach and the many activities that the hotel proposes.
Have dinner, explore the beach city by night by yourself, (taking photos at LIONS MONUMENS, enjoying seafood, cocktails in the beach, shooting fireworks….)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure. Stay free and easy at your hotel.
(No service, meals included)
A different option for you: Take a boat to Koh Rong island.
Koh Rong Island is located about 25 kilometers from Sihanouk ville, in the Gulf of Thailand. The island has an area of approximately 78 km2 and 43 km of its entire coastline are beaches. It looks like a turquoise stone with many bays, capes and impressive sandstone rocks, The island contains the huge forests concealing a number of seasonal waterfalls, they all contribute to the island’s amazing scenic panorama. The relaxed atmosphere, good food and the fully equipped rooms with modern facilities are available to meets all guest demands.
SIHANOUK VILLE – PHNOM PENH
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and return to Phnom Penh.
Have a buffet lunch at the city.
Depart to the Phnom Penh international airport for your flight. End great journey.