Angkor Wat in a Day

If you are pressed for time and can only spare 1 day in Siem Reap, this is the perfect tour for you to choose. Visit the Royal City of Angkor Thom, explore the jungle clad Ta Prohm, made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster "Tomb Raider", and gaze at the magnificent Angkor Wat.

Experiencing a holiday in Cambodia and you will discover the allure of an unspoilt and little explored country which for many travelers with a sense of adventure is irresistible.

Angkor Wat in a Day

Tour Itinerary

Pick up from your hotel at 08.00 and drive to the Angkor Conservation Area entrance where you will collect your entrance pass. You will then be taken to explore Angkor Thom, this Royal city was first built in the 11th century, destroyed, and subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th century. Its vast walls contain many beautiful monuments. You approach this ancient city via the South Gate which is flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug-of-war over the elixir of immortality. Once through the gate you will visit the Bayon, a temple famed for its many gigantic carved faces smiling beguilingly down at you. You will also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimeanakas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

After lunch at a local restaurant you will discover the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Tomb Raider’. This temple has been left to the destructive power of the jungle and demonstrates the awesome power of nature. It has been largely consumed by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself. After this you head to the world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat. After being initially inspired by its overall size you will explore in more detail, getting up close and personal to fully appreciate its architecture and intricately detailed bas-reliefs. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples, truly one of the wonders of the world. If you have the time your guide will take you to an excellent spot for watching a mesmerising Angkor Wat sunset. After which you will be returned to your hotel and enjoy the rest of an evening free at leisure.

Meals included: L 


Inclusions:
• All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
• Air conditioned vehicles
• Local guide
• Pure drinking water
• One lunch at local restaurant in Siem Reap Town

Exclusions:
• Services not detailed in the above itinerary
One day Angkor pass
• International flights to / from Cambodia
• Cambodian Visa fees
• Accommodation before / after the tour
• Expenditure of a personal nature
• Discretionary tips
• Travel insurance
• Any payment / money transfer charges 

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