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Our Cambodia Classic tour lets you discover the history of Cambodia with visits to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap and history museums in Phnom Penh, headquartered from your luxury hotel.
Day 1 – Arrival into Phnom Penh – On arrival in Phnom Penh our airport representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Upon check-in its time to start the tour with an insight into Cambodia’s cultural heritage and a visit to the Royal Palace, still the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoi. Continue to the National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer Art. Finally, explore the modern-day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh’s two great markets, the Central Market or the Russian Market.
Day 2 – Fly Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – After enjoying breakfast at your hotel this morning meet your guide for the transfer to the airport for the short flight to Siem Reap. The crown jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and a highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout. Continue to the fortified city of Angkor Thom, covering an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. This temple is one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor. Upon completion the rest of the evening is yours at leisure. (B)
Day 3 – Siem Reap – Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before embarking on a day of exploring Siem Reaps Temples. Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Continue to Banteay Samre, a mid-12th century temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. Ta Prohm is one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple. (B)
Day 4 – Siem Reap to Phnom Penh – At the completion of breakfast at your hotel depart for another day of sightseeing around Siem Reap. Chau Say Tevoda built during the second quarter of the 12th century opposite Thommanon. Thommanon a temple, mirrors Chau Say Tevoda (just to the north), as it was built around the same time and has a similar plan. Ta Keo built by Jayavarman V who ruled from 968 to 1001, it was the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone and was dedicated to Shiva. Sras Srang is a basin opposite of Banteay Kdei measuring 800 by 400 metres with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base remains of what was once a wooden temple. Prasat Kravan is a five brick tower built for Hindu worship in 921 and notable for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the interior walls. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Phnom Penh, and on arrival in Phnom Penh be transferred to your hotel for the evening at leisure. (B)
Day 5 – Phnom Penh – This morning after breakfast at your hotel depart for a day of sightseeing in Phnom Penh. The day starts with a stark reminder of the genocide from the Pol Pot era with a visit to The Killing Fields. Between the years of 1975 and 1978 thousands of Men, Women & Children were killed here and buried in mass graves. If you do not wish to enter the complex there is a café and tasteful museum on the right of the entry. To finish off the tour & our day you pay a visit to Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the capital. According to legend, Phnom Penh was founded here when a woman named Penh found four Buddha statues and built the temple to house them. At the completion of this visit you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight or hotel for the evening. (B)
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