Angkor Wat Day-Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Phnom Penh

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Explore Angkor at the hand of a professional tour guide who is grateful to welcome you to the Kingdom of Wonder. See Siem Reap, the home of the world heritage site and the center of the former Khmer Empire. With our expertise, learn about our ancient heritage, the temples and so many more magical experiences and sights that Cambodia has to offer.
Upon your arrival the Siem Reap International airport we will pick up you and start a discovery tour to see Angkor Wat Temple, which is the largest and 7th finest wonder of the world heritage by UNESCO. Angkor Wat is also one of the largest temples in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. The temples of Angkor were constructed from AD 1113 – 1150. Later we continue to visit Ta Prohm Ttemple (known as the filming location of Hollywood film 'Tomb Raider'). Ta Prohm is the beautiful ruin which is overgrown by the giant trees of the jungle, and because of its wonderful atmosphere, it was left untouched. This temple was built in end of 12th century to the beginning of 13th century by King Jayavarman VII in dedication to his royal mother. Since the capital city of Angkor had been abandoned and moved the city to Phnom Penh during the 15th century, the area of Angkor was occupied by the Thais for sometimes. Most of the temples were left in the jungle and the tree started to grow. In next 4 centuries, the temples of Angkor were rediscovered by a French naturalist Henry Mohout during year 1850. This amazing capital made Henry stunned because of its progressive and beauty of monument temples left in the deep forest.Around noon, take a launch break at a local restaurant nearby the temple area. After lunch, we continue the tours to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom City, which is the last capital of the Khmer Empire surrounded by thick walls, containing five monumental gates built by King Jajavarnam VII, between 1181 and 1218. Next we will see Bayon Temple (decorated with four Buddha faces on each of 49 towers), a Buddhist monastery in heart of Angkor Thom complex. Then visit Bapoun Temple (A major religious temple during Khmer Empire), Phimean Akas Temple (the sky palace), later we continue to see Terrace of The Elephant with Terrace of Leper King.In the evening when the tour ends, we will take you back to the Siem Reap International Airport for your next destination.

What’s included

  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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