Tour Code: Angkor Highlight
Tour tag: Classic tour, Cultural tour
Duration: from 08:30am to 17:00pm
Pick up from Hotel at 08:00am
Itinerary in details:
08:00: After meeting our tour guide, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire.
We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself.
We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century.
We visit Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.
We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor. End of Services
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Pick UP & Drop off at Hotel
- Tour with transport by air con. vehicles as per program
- Local English speaking guide as per program
- 1 Lunch at local restaurant (Foods only)
- Angkor Pass 1 day
Cold water and towel during tours
TOUR COST NOT INCLUDES:
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Other meals, drink, personal expenses, tip, travel insurance
All cancelation from guest arise additional charges as follows:
Before 15:00 on the previous day of the departure day: 50% charged of the total tour cost.
After 15:00 on the previous day of the departure day/no-show: 100% charged of the total tour cost.
Customers cannot receive any types of compensation in the case of annulations is due to a force majeure.