Cambodia is under recovery from
the brutal years of Khmer Rouge rule. The years of fear
and loathing are over. Peace has come back to this beautiful
yet blighted land after three decades of war. Tourism
is taking off and a journey to this little kingdom is
still one of Asia’s genuine adventures.
In 1430s Angkor was abandoned and Phnom Penh was chosen
as the site of new Cambodian capital. Phnom Penh sits
at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Bassac and Tonle
The Silver Pagoda,
so named because the floor is covered with over 5000
silver tiles weighing 1kg each, is also known as Wat
Preah Keo(Pagoda of Emerald Buddha) It was constructed
of wood in 1892 during the rule of King Norodom, who
was apparently inspired by Bangkok’s Wat Phra
Keo, and was rebuilt in 1962.
The National Museum
of Cambodia is home to the world’s finest collection
of Khmer sculpture housed in a graceful terracotta structure
of traditional built in 1917-20. Some highlights include
the eight-armed statue of Vishnu from the 6th or 7th
century AD, the statue of Shiva(c866-77) and the sublime
statue of Jayavarman VII seated(c1181-218).
The Central Market is filled with shops
and souvenirs to bring back home.
It is the gateway to Cambodia’s spiritual and cultural
heartbeat, the temples of Angkor. Siem Reap is just north
of the western extent of Tonle Sap Lake, with old French
shop-houses, shady tree-lined boulevards and a gentle
winding river are remnants of the past.
temples of Angkor are the heart and soul of
the kingdom of Cambodia, a source of inspiration and
national pride to all Khmers as they struggle to rebuild
their lives after years of terror and trauma. Angkor
Wat and those in and around the walled city of Angkor
Thom- were built during the classical age.
Angkor Wat , the
city (which became a ) pagoda, was not only the grandest
and most sublime of all the Khmer temples, but also
a city in its own right. It was built during the reign
of Suryavarman II, in the first half of the 12th century,
both as the capital and the State Temple dedicated to
ANGKOR THOM, One
of the largest of all Khamer cities, was founded by
Jayavarman VII and probably remained the capital until
the 17th centuary. The first sight of this monumental
construction is the magnificent S Gate, which is always
attracted by the tourists, with its towers with four
faces pointing in each of the cardinal directions and
elephants, preceded by the no less impressive avenue
of Gods and Asuras lining the bridge across the moat.
The Bayon , ,
the state Temple of Jayavarman VII and his immediate
successors, also know and the Temple mountain, is one
of the most enigmatic and powerful religious constructions
in the world. The temple is extremely complex both in
terms of its structure and meaning,, having passed through
different religious phases from Pantheon of the Gods,
Hindu worship and Buddhism.
Ta Prohm of late
12th to 13th centuries is one of the major temples of
Jayaraman VII. The complexity of its layout is increased
by its partly collapsed state, with trees interlaced
among the ruins, is also known as the Jungle Temple.
Elephant Terrace of
late 12th century with its long terrace at the heart
of Angkor Thom, looking our over the Royal square, was
used for viewing public ceremonies and was the base
for the King’s grand audience hall with lines
of elephants on either end of the retaining walls.
|Discover Angkor 2Nights/3Days
(Tour Code REP01)
Tour start from arrival in Siam Reap, transfer to the
city center for half-day sightseeing in the Angkor complex.
In Angkor Thom Temple you will visit 6 different temples
in the area. The Angkor Thom is fortified Royal city
was built by King Jayavarman VII. In the centre of the
city are the most important monuments namely, Bayon,
Baphun, the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the
Leper King and Phimeanakas with Royal enclosure.
The last stop of the days is Angkorian
Temple to watch the sunset over Cambodian countryside
and return to the hotel.
Day 2. Today we
will visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei Temples.
Angkor Wat temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu,
the UNESCO has declared the whole city of Angkor a world
Ta Prohm temple also known as ‘Jungle
Temple” is the most popular attraction of Angkor
Wat. Banteay Srei temple is a Hindu temple dedicated
to Lord Shiva and was built in the late 10th century.
|Overnight at the hotel
|Day3 Transfer back to hotel for the
|Wonders of Cambodia 4Nights/5Days
(Tour Code REP 02)
Day1. (Phnom Penh)
Transfer from airport for half day sightseeing tour
in Phnom Penh. We will visit Royal Palace, which stands
on the former citadel known as Bantey Kev and some of
the grounds are restricted to the visitors. Then we
move to National Museum. The last stop will be in the
Central Market. Check-in the hotel for the rest of the
(Phnim Penh-Siem Reap) Transfer to airport
for flight to Siem Reap. Meet up on arrival at Siem
Reap and transfer to Angkor Complex. Angkor Thom Temple
you will visit 6 different temples in the area. The
Angkor Thom is fortified Royal city was built by King
Jayavarman VII. In the centre of the city are the most
important monuments namely, Bayon, Baphun, the Terrace
of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas
with Royal enclosure.
|Return to hotel and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3. Tour start
in the morning with a visit Banteay Srei Temple, which
has three central towers decorated with male and female
divinities and beautiful filigree relief work. Then
to Ta Prohm temple and to Ta Keo temple, the first Angkorian
monument built on sand stone. Return back to hotel in
Day 4. Continue
sight seeing Angkor complex with visits to the Chau
Say Tevoda, Thommanon, Banteay Kdei, Sras Srang and
Prasat Kravan temple.
Transfer to airport for flight back to Phnom Penh and
over night in Phnom Penh.
Day 5 Day Excursion
to the Killing fields of Choeung Ek, where the prisoners
were being tortured in S-21 prison and brought here
to be executed. It was built in 1372.
Transfer to airport for the next destination.