CMB - T 01: ANGKOR CLASSIC, 3 days (L)

Siem Reap


Day 1                  Siem Reap

Arrival in Siem Reap, meeting on arrival at Siem Reap airport, direct transfer to the hotel.

Sightseeing in Angkor complex: visit Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Former Royal Palace, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of The Leper King and Phnom Bakheng for sunset over Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap


ANGKOR THOM: a fortified Royal City (10 square kilometers) built by King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1201. The city has five monumental gates and is encircled by a moat 100 meters wide. In the center of the walled city are the city’s most important monuments including Bayon, Baphuon, the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas with Royal Enclosure.

BAYON: Jayavarman VII's temple mountain that stands at the center of Angkor Thom. It is one of the most popular of Angkor's monuments and a place of narrow corridors, steep flights of stairs and an amazing collection of towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces.


BAPHUON: the pyramid shape represents the mythical Mount Meru and marks the center of the city that was here before Angkor Thom.


PHIMEANAKAS: near the center of what was once the royal palace within Angkor Thom. Phimeanakas means ‘Celestial Palace’, though today there is not much left to indicate its former splendor.


FORMER ROYAL PALACE: nothing remains today, except two pools that were used by royalty for washing.

TERRACE OF ELEPHANTS: this terrace was used for viewing public ceremonies and was a base for the King’s grand audience hall. The famous lines of elephants are at either end of the retaining walls.


TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING: North of the Terrace of Elephants is a platform named ‘Terrace of the Leper King’. On the platform is a nude statue – one of Angkor’s mysteries.


PHNOM BAKHENG: hilltop temple ruins, which provide one of the best views of Angkor Wat, especially at sunset.


Day 2              Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel, sightseeing in Angkor complex: visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei Temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap


ANGKOR WAT: a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between 1131 and 1150. It was constructed over a period of 30 years and is world famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. In 1992 the UNESCO declared the monument and the whole city of Angkor a World Heritage Site.


TA PROHM: one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.


BANTEAY SREI: built in the late 10th century, it is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple is square with entrances on the east and west. Of main interest are the three central towers, which are decorated with male and female divinities and beautiful filigree relief work.

Day 3              Siem Reap


After breakfast at the hotel, leisure time before departure to the airport


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