Angkor Gondola Cruise Including Hotel Pickup

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Roluos Temples

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Angkor Gondola is a unique Khmer traditional boat service located by the South Gate of Angkor Thom on a small Baray, a type of reservoir typical of ancient Khmer water management. Enjoy gliding gently along, as the sun sets over the gate of Angkor Thom or from Prasat Chrung.
This short, yet very romantic excursion will start at 4:30pm, where we will pick you up from your hotel in Siem Reap, accompanied by an English speaking guide. A short drive will bring you to the embarkation point at Prasat Chrung for boarding your own gondola.Khmer people have been known as skilled boat makers throughout history and a number of various boats, including the boats used by their navy in a war to win a victory over Cham in the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Twenty nine of the ancient boat sculptures in Bayon temple are seen, demonstrating the courage of the navy during King Jayavarman VII’s period. The archaeologists illustrate that the ancient Khmer boats and Cham boats carved in the wall of the Bayon temple are the victories of King Jayavarman VII’s navy force over Cham’s navy in the war after 1177 A.D. One of these types of boats have been carefully constructed to resemble the fine art work done in the past.Known as a ‘Kongkear Angkor’, this gondola is a unique Khmer tradition boat service in Siem Reap. You will travel over the holy waterway where history, nature and culture come alive. You will enjoy and view the past and take photographs along all of Angkor Thom, the Royal Secret Path and City Guard Post.You can also see the beautiful sunset at Great Wall before returning back at around 5:30pm to the Prasat Chrung and back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • 1 hour Angkor Gondola
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Entrance to the Angkor Temples (1 day pass US$ 37 per person, subject to change)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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