Day 1 (Angkor Thom, Bayon, Angkor Wat)
We begin our tour at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Great Khmer Empire King Jayavaraman VII, built at the end of 12th century.
We visit the Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of Angkor Thom city, with 54 towers, which are decorated with 216 faces of King Jayavaraman VII, looking in all directions.
Afterwards, we go to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform for the King to welcome his victorious army.
Further we will see the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow way that leads to the Baphuon temple. Later, we will visit the Phimeanakas Temple.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Angkor Wat Temple, built by Suryavarman II (1113-1150), the biggest temple complex of the world, which belongs since 1992 to the heritage of the UNESCO. Here we can see its massive three-tiered pyramid, crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters.
Later on, we drive to Phnom Bakheng. We walk on the hill and on the top you can enjoy the play of colours of the sunset.
Day 2 (Banteay Srei, Banteay Samré , Ta Prohm, Tonle Sap)
This red sandstone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings and in an amazing state of preservation.
On the way back we will make a small stop in a village where the local people produce the natural palm sugar. We continue our tour and visit Banteay Samré, who is located aside of the usual tourist routes.
In the afternoon, we visit the Ta Prohm Temple, known as the “Jungle Temple”. This temple is considered to be Angkor’s most beautiful structure and is overgrown with spung trees, giving an exotic atmosphere.
Afterwards, we drive to the Tonle Sap lake, 11 km south of Siem Reap. We make a boating trip in order to see the daily life of the people, who are living in the floating villages.
When we arrive back in Siem Reap, you have the possibility to see the wonderful handicraft at „Artisan d’Angkor“.