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PHNOM PENH & SIEM REAP Adventure

PHNOM PENH & SIEM REAP Adventure

Code: PT-CAM04

Transportation: Car, Flight,

Price: From 8,310,000 VND

4 Days 3 Nights

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Day 1: Arrive PHNOM PENH (L/D)

 

Arrive Pochengton airport, private pick-up transfer to hotel. Check in.

 

PM visits:

 

 

 

                                                Royal Palace                                                                                 Silver Pagoda

 

Royal Palace: The Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings being built over one century ago to be the royal abode to the King of Cambodia, the royal family and the foreign guests. It’s also the place where take place the king’s audience, coronations and official ceremonies. The visit to the Royal Palace includes  the Throne Hall, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Stupas, a Royal Dining Hall, the Chan Chhaya Pavilion and a French-style building that was a gift from Napoleon III French King.

Silver pagoda: also called Emerald Pagoda, is located inside the Royal Palace complex. It is called Silver Pagoda as there are 5,329 tiles of silver inlaid on the floor, each tile of silver is handmade and weighs 1,125 grams. The pagoda has a cultural function and keeps precious religious objects more than a place of worship. There are over 1650 valuable objects in the pagoda. The statue of Buddha sit atop throne in the main temple is in emerald.

National Museum

* National Museum - an excellent collection of art from Cambodia’s “golden age” of Angkor, and a lovely courtyard at the center. A main attraction is the statue of King Jayavarman VII (1181-1219) in mediation pose; other exhibits worth seeing include graceful statues of Hindu gods, ancient stelae (tablets) inscribed in Sanskrit and Old Khmer, and artefacts from a prehistoric burial site.

Overnight.

 

Day 2: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP (B/L/D)

 

Speedboat to Siem Reap.

 

PM visits:

 

 

                                             Banteay Srei temple                                                                       Takeo temple

 

* Banteay Srei temple - dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. Unlike the other temples, Banteay Srei is constructed of pink sandstone and the name means ‘Citadel of the Women’.

* Ta Keo, Ta Prohm - a unique temple that has been left to nature with trees and vines growing amongst the structures;

Banteay Kdei - located at the southeast of Ta Prohm, the Citadel is built in the mid of 12th century to 13th century by king Jayavarman II following 2 different styles of the Angkor Wat and the Bayon but less complex than these 2 monuments.

 

 

                                               Baphuon                                                                                         Prasat Kravan

 

Prasat Kravan - located on the south of the Srah Srang artificial lake. It was built in the first half of the 10th century (921) during the reign of Harshavarman 1 in Hindu religion. The main point of interest at Kravan is the sculpture on the interior of two of the five towers depicting Vishnu and his consort Laksmi; the scene in the central tower is the most impressive one. These carvings in brick on the interior of a monument are unique in Khmer architecture.

 After dinner, free at leisure on your own arrangement.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 3: SIEM REAP (B/L/D)

Transfer to the ancient city of Angkor Thom - called “the Great City”:  after Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city. He began with existing structures such as Baphuon and Phimeanakas and built a grand enclosed city around them, adding the outer moat.  

Visits:

 

                                                        Bayon                                                                                       South Gate

 

* South Gate - the mosted bustling gate as it is the best renovated gate and it leads directly to Angkor Wat.

* Bayon Temple - a buddist temple but it still retains most of elements of the Hindu archeology and imagery.

Baphoun - a temple built in 1066, before the reign of Jayavarma VII.

Phimeanakas Temple - located in the middle of the old Royal Palace, symbolizing a Sky Palace and was a place of worship. It means: All of the kings had promoted themselves like the god king’s sons.

Terrace of the Elephants - served as a viewing platform for royal festivities and depicts elephants and garuda.

* Terrace of the Leper King - The terrace of the Leper King lies just to the north of the Terrace of the Elephants, aligned with it but standing separately. It is named, or rather mis-named, for the seated statue which once occupied the platform and has now been moved to the National Museum in Phnom Penh for safe-keeping. The statue was formerly thought to represent a legendary "leper king," but is now considered to represent Yama, the Lord of the Dead; the terrace itself might have functioned as a cremation platform.

 In the afternoon, visit the Angkor Wat. The Temple was built during the early years of the 12th century by Suryavaram II and it honored the Hindu god Vishnu before becoming a Buddhist worship edifice in the 16th century. 

Climb up Bakheng hill (65m high) and enjoy the sunset over the wonder of Siem Reap at the end of the day.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: DEPARTURE (B/L)

 

 

 

Free at leisure to explore the Old Market: an open air market in the south of the city, popular with tourists in the city and sells souvenirs but it is also known for its variety of Cambodian cuisine, and has a number of food stalls which sell a variety of rices, dried fish and pork sausages, vegetables and fruits. Some stalls sell baguettes and spiced frogs, which is believed to be a relic of French colonialism in the area. Other stalls cook up various Khmer soups and red chili slices and peanuts.

Transfer to the airport for your next destination. End of services. 

 

Included


- A/C vehicle with driver.

- Speedboat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

- 3/4* Hotel in double / or / twin sharing basis with breakfast included

- Entrance fees

- Local English speaking tour guide

- 2* 500 ml bottles of drinking water + 1 wet tissue/ person

- Full meals as mentioned (L: lunch, D: dinner)

 

Excluded

 - Drinks in meal, personal expenses, tips, ...

 - Cambodia entry visa

- Extra charge for Single occupancy

 - International airfare and airport tax. 

 

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