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, which leads to Baphuon temple. Later, we will visit Phimeanakas Temple.
In the afternoon, we will visit Angkor Wat , 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.
In the late afternoon, we drive to Phnom Bakheng. We walk on the hill and on the top you can enjoy the colour play of the sunset.
We drive through the countryside to reach the jewel of Khmer Art, Banteay Srei located 40 km from Siem Reap. Banteay Srei is a sandstone temple and 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 make a small stop in a village where the local people produce the natural palm sugar. Afterwards, we visit Banteay Samré, which is located aside of the usual tourist routes.
We visit Ta Prohm in the afternoon. Ta Prohm is known as the “Jungle Temple” and is considered to be Angkor’s most beautiful structure. He is overgrown with spung trees, giving an exotic atmosphere. We will see one more buddhist temple Banteay Kdei.
3 -Days Tour
Day 3 (Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Pre Rup, Roluos Gruppe, Tonle Sap)
In the morning, we visit Preah Khan, a former Buddhist convent and University. We drive to Neak Pean, which has been used before as a hospital. After that, you discover Ta Som, which shows at the west gate three stone carved faces of Bodhisattwa Avalokitesvara, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.
We visit Pre Rup, the most eminent Angkor temple of the 10th century.
In the afternoon, we drive to the Roluos Group 12 km east of Siem Reap. This group comprises three distinguished temples, Preah Ko, Lolei and Bakong, built at the end of the 9th century.
Afterwards, we make a boating trip on the Tonle Sap , the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia. Here you have the chance to observe the simple lifestyle of the people, who are living in houses, built on stilts.