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Cambodia Temple And Beach

7 DAY(S) Best Holidays 2022

Siemreap - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom - Bayon - Ta Prohm - Banteay Srei - Tonle Sap - Sihanoukville beach - Phnompenh - Toul Sleng

Description

Known as one of the top selling tours, this temple and beach tour is such a great choice combining culture visits and beach relaxation. Discover the incredible diversity, dramatic histories and natural beauty of Cambodia ancient Angkorian Kingdom and have fascinating ending at Sihanoukville beach and resort.

Highlights

  • Explore fully complex of the World Heritage site Angkor, a top South East Asia archaeological site.
  • Experience nature running riot at the mysterious ruin of Ta Prohm, the original temple where famous film Tomb Rider with Angelina Jolie acted
  • Marvel at the exquisite carvings of the tiny temple of Banteay Srei of Angkor
  • Enjoy time at Bar street in Siemreap town and shopping time at Angkor night market
  • Soak up the sun in Sihanouk Ville, home to exotic beaches, tropical Islands, fresh seafood and lively night time
  • Welcome dinner with Apsara, the traditional Khmer dance - drama performance, which are not merely dance but also telling a story. 

Itinerary

Welcome to Cambodia -  Siem Reap, the treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Have a short rest before taking the light city tour with first stop at the East Mebon, a 10th Century temple used to be in the middle the waters of the large Oriental Baray reservoir then to Neak Poan was supposed to be a symbol of the Universe. We visit Preah Khan built in 1191 where the king fought a crucial battle against the Cham. We would have welcome dinner with Apsara, the traditional Khmer dance - drama performance, which are not merely dance but also telling a story. Overnight in Siemreap.

Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. 
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reined Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market. Overnight in Siem Reap.

After breakfast, we visit Small Circuit including: visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty. Giant trees have grown here for centuries and Prasat Kravan was originally constructed by noblemen rather than a king. Banteay Kdei was built in sandstone, which has deteriorated quite badly. However, there remain some very beautiful lintels and pediments. Srah Srang is a royal pool was the King's bathing pond, where he washed with his many concubines each day.  Takeo - King Suryavarman I commissioned this temple in the 10th Century, but it was never completed so has no elaborate decoration like its contemporaries. It is a pyramid on 5 levels and is dedicated to Shiva. Thommanon - small attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. Chau Say Tevoda built during the second quarter of the 12th century opposite of Thommanon, it was dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. 
Afternoon overland trip to visit the highlights of the Grand Circuit including: Preah Khan - meaning The Sacred Sword, this temple was also built by Jayawarman VII and is famous for its immensely long cruciform corridors and delicate carvings. Neak Pean - This temple is a delicate highlight of Khmer art. Built by Jayavarman VII, this temple is the perfect representation of the heavens on earth. Ta Som was a small classic Bayon style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure. East Mebon was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman; this temple was situated on a small island in the middle of the Oriental, or Eastern, Baray. Last visit Pre Rup was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman and view lovely sunset there. Overnight in Siem Reap.

In the morning we will take flight to Phnom Penh where will drive straight down to Sihanouk Ville, a lovely clean beaches in the coastline of Gulf of Thailand. Stretched 10km beach along the town with dozens of small nice islands you will enjoy the time, having sun bath or some activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming, which give you a perfect tropical getaway. Dinner and overnight in Sihanouk Ville.

In the morning we will take a boat trip to explore the beauty of the many islands off-shore from Sihanoukville. We disembark to Koh Russei, also called Bamboo Island for a short hike through the forest in the island as well as have leisure time at the fine beach in the North of the island, which is still pristine and lined with Casuarina trees. Activities here include sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming and just relaxing. We return to Sihanouk Ville for overnight.

Morning we leave Sihanouk Ville for Phnom Penh, the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial styles with French villas and large tree-line sidewalk. After the short rest you will visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style royal palace complex build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver pagoda ( the emerald Buddha temple), where contain plenty of Buddha Statues decorated and made by gold, diamond, gemstone and silver. We will stop at Independence monument and explore the National museum, a beautiful Khmer architecture building contains more than 5000 art antiques made by bronze, wood, gold, silver, copper, sandstone and others. Enjoy the night time and overnight in Phnom Penh

In the morning we visit Tuol Sleng prison now is Genocide Museum, the most secret part of the Khmer Rouge regime. It’s also called S-21 ( abbreviated for Security Office 21 ), a Khmer Rouge's premier security camp, specifically designed for the interrogation and extermination of anti Angkor elements. We continue to Choeung Ek museum, where between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants detained and tortured at S-21 were transported for the extermination. Leave the relics of the bad history of Cambodia if time permits we will go shopping around Russian market, enjoy the bustling daily activities of the locals before transferring to the airport for your onward flights. End of our services

Inclusion

  • 06 nights accommodation with twins share
  • Meals mentioned in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner).
  • Air-conditioned transfers.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottles of drinking water every day

Exclusion

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional tours.

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Gavin Liu

Hov is friendly, knowlegable and professional. Very accomodating and flexible. Vehicle well maintained and good aircon. Thank you

Enjoyed my temples tour

Rajendran

Overall the tour was well arranged and comfortable. The guide was excellent, especially his knowlege of history of Cambodia.

Subir Chowdhury

Our guide has excellent knowlege and very efficient in explaining the history and culture. We had a fantastic time with him. He has been extremely supportive to us. We really enjoyed our trip.

Well organised trip

Oliver Tausch

Ni Mol is perfectly organised and friendly tour guide. We enjoyed the time in Cambodia very much with him and we would recommend him to everyone.

Love Cambodia and beach

Fiona

This tour is a must when visiting Cambodia in this summer. Thanks Threeland Travel for your well organization. I have truly memorable trip.

Really enjoyed this trip

Lynton and Elaine Mc Creery

Really enjoyed this trip. Would definitely recommend. We saw all the major places of Angkor Wat while our tour guide was very good at English and told many interesting facts and stories. We got free water when needed which was nice in the humid heat. They also offered umbrellas. Only minus was that the restaurant they drove us to was a bit overpriced. Overall a very good experience.

Loved this tour!

Andrea Lima

Loved this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable gave us plenty of time for pictures and even helped us locate the best picture spots! Truly enjoyed this day! Despite it being very humid our guide ensured we had plenty of water and time to rest before heading to each temple.

This was wonderful days tour

David Ohalloran

This was wonderful days tour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave many historical facts from the start to the end of the tour. He was very friendly and accommodating and went out of his way to ensure everyone enjoyed the tour. The lunch was provided at a local restaurant and the food was very good. Me and my son's had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone.

Brilliant!

Hiroyuki

The Angkor Wat complex is huge. I would not attempt to do it on your on, unless you have unlimited time and your own car. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. He knew how to dodge some of the crowds as well as good spots for photos. It was a day well spent.

Interesting tour

Elaine Lim

We enjoyed ourselves very much on this trip. Thanks to the careful planning of the crew. Thank you Happy for being such a fantastic guide. We love your jokes

 
 

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