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Welcome to the Cambodia and the start of your oriental adventure! Upon arrival, you will be met by our friendly local team and sit back and relax as you are transferred to your hotel.
After an early breakfast we will take you out to enjoy watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat. After, we visit the fortified city of Angkor Thom. Start at the Southern Gate, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side, followed by the Bayon and its beautifully crafted central towers. From here you visit Baphoun, Phimeanakas and the Elephant Terrace, used as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies and the Terrace of the Leper King. Last stop, Ta Prohm, undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, before we take you to comfy place to watch the sunset over the Angkor Wat temple.
Today travel to Banteay Srey, one of the most unusual temples of Angkor, Cambodia. It lies 20 km due north of the main group of temples and is built largely of red sandstone, which is covered with elaborate and intricate carvings. From here move on to the Grand Circuit including Preah Khan, NeakPean and Ta Som. In the afternoon, visit Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilts houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap lake and here enjoy Ox-cart riding in the village and a trip by small wooden boat to see the floating mango forest.
Leaving Siem Reap we drive towards the border of Thailand, stopping at Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre. Arriving at your hotel in Battambang, we head straight out to see Phnom Bananm, where you can climb to the top to reach the 12th Century Prasat Bannon Temple. Last stop of the day, a workshop that specialises in wooden sculpture and then continue to a non-governmental organisation, ‘La Maison de Coco’. This organisation implements different projects in order to support underprivileged people in the community, especially children and girls who are victims of abuse, domestic violence and trafficking.
This morning we head to Phnom Penh. En route we makes two stops; first, visit Kompong Chhnang Province to see the traditional handmade pottery as well as visiting the amazing floating village, Chnok True. Second stop, visit the 17th Century capital city of Cambodia, Udong.
This morning visit the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and the Killing Fields of ChoeungEk which both provide an insight into the insanity of the Pol Pot era. Later, we head to the Royal Palace, the National Museum and the majestic Silver Pagoda, which houses intricate Buddha images. We conclude the day with a boat cruise on the mighty Mekong River and enjoy the sunset.
The next days you have your pre organized arrangements with the Lavalla School.
Sadly your oriental experience has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.