Great cultural Khmer empire
Siem Reap has hundreds of temples, but we have selected the best major temples your visits - seeing ten smaller temples meaning you better visit one main temple.
Upon arrivals at Siem Reap international Airport, Angkor Grand Adventure Tours team meets and greets at the airport before transferring to hotel for check in. Overnight: at Soria Moria boutique hotel
Meal : Breakfast (b,)
After breakfast, 08:00 am beginning of the Khmer empire we know today is traced to the establishment of the Kingdom of Kambuja by King Jayavarman II (AD800-850) who seized control of Cambodia from the Indonesian empire, his capital city was Hariharalaya, established at present day Rolous, about 25 kilometers south-east of Angkor. Preah Ko Temple, the funerary temple of King Jayavarman II and his predecessors, was the first temple commissioned by Indravarman I (AD877-889). Known throughout the region as a great king, Indravarman was responsible for building the first irrigation system of barays (giant water resevoirs) and canals so important to the expansion and stability of the Khmers. In the morning, visit Angkor Thom 'The Great City or the second Largest city in the world, after Rome', the capital of the Khmer empire, Phimeanakas the original nucleus of Angkor Thom was the 40 meter Phimeanakas, King Suryavarman I (1006 - 1050) state temple, which he built at the center of his royal palace complex. Suryavarman I is responsible for the planning and foundations of much of the city that can be seen at Angkor Wat temple today, and dinner with Apsara dance. Overnight: at Soria Moria boutique hotel
Meal : Breakfast, dinner (b,d,)
After breakfast, 08:00 am spend the day exploring the monuments of the last great king, King Jayavarman VII (1181-1213), who aggressively expanded the Khmer empire by annexing most of the Malay peninsula, parts of Burma, Laos and Vietnam. When he was satisfied with his expansion, king Jayavarman VII converted to Buddhism, and began a massive building program that spanned the empire, including Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Ta Prom, Ta Keo, Thomanon, Chaosay Tevoda, in the afternoon, visit Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon, and sunset at Preah Rup temples. Overnight: at Soria Moria boutique hotel
Meal : Breakfast
After breakfast, leave the hotel to visit Kampong Phluk village (many on stilt houses), visit the workshop of artisand d'Angkor (where they carve wood and sandsone), before the flight departure
- Hotel accommodation 3 nights at Soria Moria or similar (standard 3-star hotel) including daily breakfast
- English speaking tour guide
- Transportation with A/C
- Meals (Lunches, buffet dinner with Apsara dance)
- Pick up and transfer - airport / hotel / airport
- bottle of water
- Temple entrance fee (3-day temple pass: USD 62 per ticket)
- Meals : breakfast, dinner (buffet dinner with traditional Khmer Apsara dance)
- Gratuities for driver and guide...etc.
Because, this is quite relax tour itinerary based on major temples as selected.