Battambang Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 631

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Day 1: Siem Reap

Welcome to Siem Reap and the start of your holiday! You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon we visit Angkor Wat, the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. It is a massive three-tiered structure crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. The centrepiece of any visit to the temples around Siem Reap, Angkor offers many iconic sights for amazing pictures. The trip to Pre Rup Temple will reward you with a spectacular sunset over the Angkor Archaeological Park and its surroundings.

Day 2: Siem Reap

Head out with your camera early this morning to see Angkor Wat bathed in the spectacular golden light of sunrise. After breakfast, explore the amazing temple complex. Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom surrounded by an 8m high wall, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm Temple, unlike most other Angkor temples, it has been left just as it was when rediscovered. The photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples. This afternoon visit BanteaySrey, which displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art.

A temple in Battambang

Day 3: Siem Reap - Battambang

Leaving Siem Reap behind, head to Battambang where we visit Wat Ek Temple, built in 1027 during the reign of King SorayakVarman I. Located at PiemEk commune, in a beautiful area with many small scenic villages and ancient Wats (temples). Explore the surrounding villages and hilltop temple. The local people are very welcoming and friendly, making this a highlight of any journey to Cambodia. The next stop is Phnom Banan, an 11th century mountaintop Angkorian ruin consisting of five temples, and features dramatic views of the area. End the day with Phnom Sambov Mountain, a place steeped in legend. Overnight Steung Sangker

Battambang street life by Greg Headley

Day 4: Battambang - Phnom Penh

After breakfast take a scenic drive around Battambang. En route to Phnom Penh visit Kompong Chhang well known for its fine clay pottery. Wander around the shops to see its distinctive pottery. Upon arrival into Phnom Penh check in to your hotel. This afternoon, scale the steps up this small hill to see Wat Phnom Temple and then enjoy a boat cruise on the Mekong river for a beautiful sunset.

Day 5: Phnom Penh

Today visit Phnom Penh’s main attractions including the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artefacts and the famous Royal Palace, built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom. The adjoining Silver Pagoda, built in 1962, is famous for its lavish decorations, silver paved floor and several Buddha statues made from precious metals & stones. The rest of the day is at your leisure before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.