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CAMBODIA DISCOVERY 6DAYS 5NIGHTS

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CAMBODIA DISCOVERY 6DAYS 5NIGHTS
DAY 1: PHNOM PENH - ARRIVAL
DAY 2: PHONM PENH - FULLDAY CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 3: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP - TOUR (B)
DAY 4: SIEM REAP - FULLDAY TOUR (B)
DAY 5: SIEM REAP - FULLDAY TOUR (B)
DAY 6: SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE (B)
 

 

DAY 1: PHNOM PENH - ARRIVAL
Arrive in Phnom Penh, meet your guide and transfer to hotel. This city was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history it still retains a colonial charm.

In the afternoon, visit Phnom Penh including the Royal Palace complex. This palace dates from 1866 and was the last one built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddha in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze. Continue on to the National Museum, built in 1917.

Lunch on own account
Dinner on own account
Accommodation at hotel 
 
DAY 2: PHNOM PENH – CITY TOURS (B)
After breakfast, visit the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes. The museum is housed in a former school which was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as a detention and torture center. You will also visit Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, located 15 kilometers outside of the city. Spend a half day exploring the markets of Phnom Penh.

In the afternoon, you will also visit the Russian Market, the best place in the city for wooden and stone carvings, old coins, jewelry, and Cambodian and Chinese silk clothes.

Lunch on own account
Dinner on own account
Accommodation at hotel
 
DAY 3: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the International Airport of Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire.

In the afternoon, visit the Great City of Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall; each side of the city is 4 km long. It draws a perfect square you access this town through 5 gates; 4 of them represent the cardinal points and the 5th one the Victory Gate was the one leading directly to the Royal Palace Area. The day ends with a spectacular sunset at Phnom Bakheng.

Lunch on own account
Dinner on own account
Accommodation at hotel
 
DAY 4: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT- SMALL CIRCUIT (B)
In the morning, visit the biggest religious temple in the world; the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple. Built by Suryavarman II, in early 12th century Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. Considered as the masterpiece of the Khmer architecture, this Vishnu temple is the King’s funerary temple. These are the main reasons to explain the West exposure of the temple.
 
In the afternoon, explore the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. End your tour at the twin towers of Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.

Lunch on own account
Dinner on own account
Accommodation at hotel
 
DAY 5: EXCURSION BANTEAY SREI – TONLE SAP LAKE (B)
After breakfast, drive to the rural outskirts of Siem Reap, about 35km from town, where you will visit Banteay Srei, also known as the Citadel of women. This temple is considered to be the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture. It is a small temple but its pink sandstone carvings are impressive. You will also visit Banteay Samre, a 12th century temple built by Suryavarman II and decorated with scenes inspired by the Ramayana.
 
In the afternoon, visit Tonle Sap Lake where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times its size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! We will board a boat and visit the Chong Kneas village where we’ll see floating houses, farms and even a floating hospital.
 
Lunch on own account
Dinner on own account
Accommodation at hotel
 
DAY 6: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast , visit Les Artisans D’ Angkor a complete visit of the arts and crafts school will take you through he various training and production workshops of the les Artisans D’ Angkor. Discover the traditional techniques used for wood sculpting, stone carving, lacquer work, polychrome and stone patina work with the explanation of a guide and Local Market.
Lunch on own account
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure to other destination.

 

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WELCOME TO CAMBODIA
Cambodia, a big and powerful Empire in the past, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, is arguably the jewel of the region. Undiscovered for centuries, its wealth of natural beauty and rich heritage continue to amaze and astound, with Angkor, the world renowned cultural heritage site dating back to the earliest days of cultured civilization, attracting visitors from all over the world.