Cambodia Classic (5D)
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We have organized this Cambodia Classic tour covering both the prehistoric, and the modern history of this mesmerizing country. Cambodia is the perfect way to get familiar with this enchanting nation and this Cambodia Classic Tours is one interesting and delightful tours combining the most interesting places, historical and cultural locations like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Sometimes we live experiences that mark us for the rest of our life. If you are looking for living one of these experiences, let us help you. Our passionate personnel will assist you in order.
Phnom Penh is Cambodia's capital, spread out on the banks of two rivers and it possesses provincial appeal and calm. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia", Phnom Penh is the wealthiest and one of the popular tourist attractions. The French colonial mansions, tree line boulevards and monumental Angkorian architecture enlighten environment of Phnom Penh. At Phnom Penh, you will also discover the contrasting sides to Cambodia’s history like Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace and witness the harsh reminders of the violence committed by the Khmer Rouge.
And Siem Reap - another beautiful and closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city) and also home of Angkor wat, Banteay Srei, Ta Phrom etc and also other best religious monuments in the world. Although the visitors are mainly attracted here to see the temples, the city also has so much to do. There are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside, fishing villages, colonial buildings and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. Both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have definitely become rising tourist destinations.
- Discover the regal Angkor Wat and the 12th century city of Angkor Thom.
- Take pictures of mystifying Ta Phrom enfolded by massive tree roots.
- See the giant smiling stone faces of Bayon temple.
- Visit the 3 temples of Roluos Group, the oldest temples in Angkor.
- In Phnom Penh, see harsh reminders of the violence committed by the Khmer Rouge.
Day 1: Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap.
Day 5: Phnom Penh.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is a hectic, lively and captivating city where motorcycles intertwine in and out of traffic; vendors hawk their products and pedestrian just wander alongside the river. Visit the temple of Wat Phnom, Royal Palace, neighboring Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Splurge some time shopping for bargains and souvenirs at the art deco Central Market or in the warren of stalls at the expansive Russian Market.Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Take a flight to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh and squander the next three days traveling around the striking Angkor temples. Angkor Wat is the biggest, best conserved and most devotedly vital of all the temples. It is reachable via a long pathway that gets into a sequence of courtyards, the walls of which are covered in elaborated stone carvings of extraterrestrial dancers. Along the external portico walls runs the longest uninterrupted bas-relief in the world, which recites the stories from Hindu mythology consisting of the eminent Churning of the Ocean of Milk.The equipped 12th century city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square kilometers and includes many stone temples and other features to walk around including Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper Kings, the ruined 11th century Baphoun temple, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas temple. Also visit Bayon temple, one of the most striking temples identified for its enormous stone faces smiling mysteriously down at you from every direction.Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap
Banteay Srei is a spectacular 10th century Hindu temple constructed from deep red sandstone and covered in gracefully conserved subtle carvings. Distinct from the majority of the temples of Angkor, the mystifying Ta Phrom has been mostly left to the power of the living jungle and vast tree roots have injured themselves around the crushed remains. It appears very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers wobbled across them at first. Also visit Banteay Samre, a mid-12th century temple devoted to the lord Vishnu. In the evening watch and enjoy the sun set over Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of a primeval temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap
Begin the day by visiting Chau Say Tevoda, a 12th century Hindu temple. While this temple is devoted to lord Shiva but the majority of the carvings are of Vishnu. Just to the north is Thommanon temple which reflects Chau Say Tevoda, as it was constructed around the same time and has a comparable plan. Many of Thommanon’s carvings are in outstanding condition and the colors of the primeval sandstone vary with the vibrant green of the jungle.Ta Keo was the first Angkorian monument to be built completely of sandstone and is devoted to Shiva. The peak of the central tower is 50 meters tall and is bordered by another four lower towers.
Banteay Kdei, also known as the “Citadel of Monks’ cells” is a gigantic 12th century Buddhist temple enclosed by four concentric walls which has not been refurbished and allocates the visitor to understand and experience what it may have seemed to be like originally. Just reverse is Sras Srang, a baray (reservoir) with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base stays of what used to be a wooden temple.Also visit the 10th century temple of Prasat Kravan whose five brick towers were built for Hindus to worship and are distinguished for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the internal walls.Fly to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap and overnight.
Day 5: Phnom Penh
At the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum in the city of Phnom Penh, visitors discover about a chapter from Cambodia’s more recent and terrible past. Previously the Tuol Svay Prey High School in 1975 it became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge system. The prison now showcases photographs and displays thousands of sufferers that passed through the doors. Just outside Phnom Penh in rustic surroundings, the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek provide a harsh reminder of the violence under the Pol Pot regime. Thousands of people were executed here between the years of 1975 and 1978 and buried in mass graves.Visit Wat Phnom, the origin of the capital; according to legend, Phnom Penh was originated here when a woman named Penh found four Buddha statues and built the temple to accommodate them.Depart from Phnom Penh.
- 3 meals a day.
- English speaking licensed guide.
- Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel Insurance.