Kompong Thom Holidays

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Day 1: Phnom Penh

Welcome to the Cambodia! Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and driver before being transfered to your hotel. A sight seeing tour of the city will take in the Royal Palace, the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts before ending our city tour with a visit to Wat Phnom pagoda and shopping at the Russian market

Day 2: Phnom Penh

After breakfast we travel southwest of Phnom Penh to Choeung Ek. The memorial just outside Phnom Penh was an orchard and a Chinese cemetery prior to 1975. During the Khmer Rouge regime, it became one of the killing fields, the site of the brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of who first suffered through torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison. Choeung Ek is now a group of mass graves and a memorial stupa containing thousands of skulls. This evening, enjoy a boat cruise on the Mekong River and take in the local night life.

Day 3: Phnom Penh - Kompong Thom

After breakfast we leave Phnom Penh and travel to Kompong Thom province. The province is large in size with some 13,814 km2 making it the second biggest province of Cambodia. It is one of the most popular historical and cultural sites to explore due to its pre Angkorian temples. Later visit Sambor Prei Kuk, the most impressive group of pre-Angkorian monuments in Cambodia.

A lady fishing in the river at Kompong Thom

Day 4: Kompong Thom - Siem Reap

After breakfast at hotel, we will continue our trip to Siem Reap spending around 03 hours and upon arrival check in hotel to store luggage. We will start to visit the Angkor Wat Temple. The architectural master piece was built in the 12th century, took 30 years to complete and represents the Khmer civilization at its grandest. Covering 81 hectares, it is one of the largest religious monuments ever built. Angkor Wat (the biggest Hindu temple in the world and the one of the largest religious monument in the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century, its general view are five ancients towers’ figure that embroidered or printed to the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Flag now. Enjoy the superb view of sunset from Phnom Bakheng hill.

Day 5: Siem Reap

After breakfast at hotel, we will spend full day discovering the famous Angkor Complex. We enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple and marvel the wonders of the eerie Bayon, the terrace of Elephants and terrace of Leper King. Afterwards, we continue to visit Ta Prohm temple, shrouded in jungle and left just it was founded by French explorers in 1850s. This afternoon, we will set out for a cruise on beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, passing a floating village and seeing the daily life of local people there. Floating village at Tonle Sap Lake (The Great Lake): place where people is living on the lake, have school, market, and the child sale fruit along the lake

A pre Ankorian Sambor Prei Kruk

Day 6: Siem Reap

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. Later visit Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. The Srah Srang a royal bathing Palace, located east of Banteay Kdei is our next destination, then visit the Banteay Kdei Temple, a massive Buddhist monastery from the latter part of the 12th century and is surrounded by for concentric walls. Finally we finish with Thommanon Temple, one of a pair of Hindu temples built in the end of the 11th century.

Day 7: Siem Reap

Arrangements conclude after breakfast and onward departure transfer to the airport.


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