5D/4N Cambodia Discovery
Highlights: English-speaking guide Angkor Wat Terrace of Elephant & Cultural Village Apsara dancing and dinner show Boat ride at Tonle Sap Lake Choueng Ek - The Killing Fields 1 hour Cambodian traditional massage Shopping
What you get
- Stay: 3*/4*/5* Hotel (3 nts - Siem Reap; 1 nt - Phnom Penh)
- Meals: 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners
- Transport: Return airport transfers
This tour will take you to experience the rich cultural history of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, a city of more than 2 million people is the capital of Cambodia and is fast transforming into a thriving city with bistros and boutique hotels lining the riverfront, smart little silk boutiques and galleries dotting the side streets, a budding arts scene and a heady dusk-to-dawn nightlife.
Phnom Penh is steeped in history and offers several cultural and historical sites. The city was under French colonial control from 1863-1953, flourished in independence in the 1960s, evacuated under the Khmer Rouge in the late 70s and is now revitalized. Much of the central city including the Royal Palace and National Museum was built during the French period.
Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and the legendary Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal. Unlike many other world class monuments, the ruins of Angkor are as yet unspoiled by over-development.
Siem Reap is where you will stay during your visit to Angkor. The town is actually a cluster of old villages, which originally developed around individual pagodas, and later overlaid with an French colonial-era center. Note the colonial and Chinese style architecture in the town center and around the Old Market. Nowadays, Siem Reap offers a wide range of hotels, restaurants, pubs and shops including several upscale hotels and dozens of budget guesthouses. Not to be missed are the many opportunities to experience traditional Cambodia: ‘Apsara’ dance performances, craft shops and silk farms, road tours through rice-paddy countryside, boat trips on the great Tonle Sap Lake to fishing villages and bird sanctuary, and much more.
ARRIVE – SIEM REAP (L,D)
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel for check in. Visit Floating Village at Tonle Sap Lake, the largest permanent freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A boat trip to the Tonle Sap is a pleasant break from the temples, where you will experience the fishermen and their families who live on the water and form the so called floating Village. Continue to visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century.
SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT (B,L,D)
After breakfast, proceed to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of Angkor Period (AD 802-1432) until the 15th century, was indeed a Great City as it name implied. Visit Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex. Over 200 large faces caved on the 54 towers, which at that time represents the 54 provinces in The Khmer Empire, give this temple its majestic character. Bapoun Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King, Woman and Man Pond, Royal Palace Temple.
Afternoon, proceed to visit Ta Prohm Temple was built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII. Trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars, and spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces apart, make this temple even more extractive and a worth visit place during your stay.
The next temple that you can not miss to visit is Angkor Wat Temple, one of the seven wonders and the greatest temple in the world. Then, you will experience sunset view follow by relax and enjoy buffet dinner with Khmer Traditional dance show.
SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Phnom Penh by local coach. Check into hotel after lunch. Then proceed to Wat Phnom Hill, the historical site of Phnom Penh city, found in 1372. Visit the Killing Field and transferred to a local restaurant for dinner and return to you hotel for overnight.
Dinner and overnight in Phnom Penh.
PHNOM PENH (BLD)
After breakfast, proceed to Royal Palace & Silver Pagodia (Royal Palace built in 1866 on the site of the former citadel, is a crowning example of Cambodian architecture because it is the official residence of Khmer’s King. Silver Pagoda was named because of the 5000 silver tiles (each weighing 1kg) in the floor of the temple. Also on display is the holiest Buddha image in Cambodia, Preah Keo (the Emerald Buddha). Next to Independent Monument which was inaugurated in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from French rule and commemorate the soul of combatants who laid down their lives for freedom of the country.
After noon, continue to visit Toul Sleng, a memorial to the madness of Khmer Rouge Regime.
Later free at own leisure at local market
DEPART PHNOM PENH (B)
After breakfast, free at own leisure until transfer to airport for flight departure home.
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Prices displayed are per person in MYR. Click on the hotel/room name for its description.
|HOTEL||SINGLE||TWIN||CHILD+BED||CHILD NO BED|
|Ancient Angkor (3*), Pacific Hotel (3*) or Princess Hotel (3*), Phnom Penh||1310||1130||880||680|
|Casa Angkor Hotel (3*), Siem Reap, Cardamom Hotel & Apartment (3*)||1400||1180||920||710|
|Royal Empire (4*), Siem Reap, Green Palace, Phnom Penh||1460||1210||970||730|
|Allson Angkor Paradise (4*), Siem Reap, Almond (4*) or Juliana (4*), Phnom Penh||1620||1300||1040||780|
|Somadevi Angkor Hotel (4*), Naga World (5*)||1720||1330||1060||790|
|Tara Angkor Hotel (4*),Phnom Penh Hotel (4*)||1780||1400||1120||840|
Valid from 1 April to 30 September 2013.
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