East Corner of Siem Reap: Rolous Group & Countryside

Day Trips & Excursions in Siem Reap

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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy the ride across countryside to Rolous group, learning about local villages and different aspects of life: farming cycle, vegetable grown, domestic animal farming with the warm and enthusiastic greet from friendly kids and locals. Delve into the local community is truly an exhilaration and eye-opening experience to see Siem Reap from the other point of view.Also, the visit of Rolous group, ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei (first 3 temples of Angkorian period), standing amidst the refreshing peaceful and tranquil environment.
Tour highlights: • Take a break from the busy touristic part of Siem Reap • Bike along red soil paths watching the local community • See many ways of life in countryside and culture • Picturesque scenery for photograph • Learn how people doing trades at local market  • Tasting local pastry and cookies • Enjoy an authentic Khmer meal in a calm environment • Preah Ko: the very first stone temple of Angkorian periode • Bakong: one of the large mountain temples in Angkor - a hidden gem of Rolous Group • Lolei: temple built in the middle of an old time water reservoir, irrigation source during the dry season. Tour Itinerary: Leaving Siem Reap downtown and cycle along the red soil roads through some splendid villages. There, you can absorb the real fresh air and some eye-catching views of thousands hectares rice field (May-October: field in green, November-January: field in golden color), big crowds of cow, buffalos, ducks, also many bird species flying above us making beautiful sounds. See the lifestyle of villagers and what they do for livings: farming cycle, vegetable grown, haycock and so on. Visit the local market and taste the Khmer typical cookies. See Buddhist pagoda and monks’ day-to-day routine. Stop for lunchtime along Rolous riverside. Continue to Rolous Group to see Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. Come back by riding on the ancient highway, built in 10th century, connect between capital Hariharalayah and capital Yaksodaraborak (Krong Angkor nowadays).

What’s included

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Quality mountain bike (Giant/Trek)
  • Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Fresh coconut juice
  • Pure drinking water

What’s not included

  • Temple pass ($37 for 1 day entry)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off