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Phnom Penh – Kampong Thom – Siem Reap
Meet and greet with our local guide, then transfer to the hotel for check in. After having rested , start the trip by visiting one of the wonders of the world “ Angkor Wat temple” complex and the largest religious monument of the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. The age of Angkor was a time of wealth and power for the Khmer Empire. It was popular by more than a million people. Khmer King constructed the vast waterworks, the grand temples of the Empire’s military, economic and cultural dominance flourished. In the evening climb the mountain of Bakheng to enjoy spectacular sunset view. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at hotel. Today a visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, which was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer Empire. It was established in the late of 9th century by the King Jayavarman VII. After passing the South Gate explore more of the Bayon Temple, the smiling face stone carving on many towers from the upper terrace and cluster around the central peak. After visit the Terrace of Elephant which was used by Angkor’s King Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. Terrace of Leper King, built in Bayon Style in 15th century and located in the northwest corner of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom. Then visit Phimean Akas to end the morning touring.
Afternoon visit of the Petit Circuit (Small Circuit) including Thommanon, which was built in the early of 12th century and dedicated to Vishnu. It seem to stand in conjunction with Chay Say Tevda across the street, but was built decades earlier. Continue a visit to the unforgettable and famous petit Ta Phrom temple. It is partially covered by the big tree but still standing beautifully. Then visit Ta Keo, the imposing state-temple of Jayavarman V was begun around 975 but never finished, legend has it that construction was abandoned after the temple was struck by lightning, an unlucky omen. Visit Banteay Kdei, sprawling, largely unrestored, monastic complex in much the same style as Ta Prohm. It was originally constructed over the site of an earlier temple, and functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII. Lastly visit Sras Srong, an ancient manmade lake 800m by 400m. This lake was restored and enlarged by King jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. Return to the hotel in Siem Reap and overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. At leisure until it is time to transfer to the Siem Reap Airport for your international flight.