Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh, its capital, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In the country's northwest are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.
Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia in the tropical zone, just 10-13 degrees north off the equator. Like most of Southeast Asia, Cambodia is warm to hot year round and the climate is dominated by the annual monsoon cycle with its alternating wet and dry seasons.
The Cambodian Riel is the currency of Cambodia.
Average Conversion Rate: 1 KHR = INR 0.016
For fine skills, textiles, statues and carvings along with silver work and even art, Cambodia is a treasure travel. The Buddhism themed items are sold in boutiques, on the street and in large markets both in Phnom Penh and Seim Reap and generally speaking, specific items for sale are to be found in specific parts of the towns. However, in certain markets, without a basic foundation in the Khmer language you’ll find it nigh on impossible to bargain prices down so make sure you take a Khmer- speaking friend along or stick to big markets.
Day 1 – Arrival Siem Reap
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to a hotel in Siem Reap for relaxing and your welcome dinner with Apsara performance.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2 – Angkor Wat Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, we spend a full day discovering the famous Angkor Complex. We enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple and marvel at the wonders of the eerie Bayon, the terrace of Elephants and the terrace of the Leper King.
Afterwards, we continue and visit Ta Prohm temple, shrouded in the jungle and left untouched since it was found by French explorers in the 1850’s.
In the afternoon we visit the Angkor Wat Temple. This 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.
Late afternoon, we enjoy the superb sunset view at Pre Rup temple.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3 – SIEM REAP ? PHNOM PENH
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Banteay Srey, one of the most unusual temples of Angkor. It lies 20 km north of the main group and is mostly made up red sandstone covered with elaborate decorations.
We also visit Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern most of which is remarkably well preserved.
This afternoon, we set out on a cruise on beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, passing a floating village and getting a glimpse into the daily life on the lake. Then transfer directly to airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for relax.
Dinner at local restaurant
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 – PHNOM PENH BANGALORE
After breakast, you will set out to discover the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a Cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation. First, we visit the Royal Palace, situated on the site of the former citadel and built by King Norodom in 1966, the Palace still serves as the King and Queen’s residential quarters. Also within the walls of the Palace is the Silver Pagoda, so called because of five thousand silver tiles that line its exquisite floor. If time permits there is also the option of visiting the National Museum, which houses the world’s leading collection of Khmer art and sculpture, and Wat Phnom the founding site of the city.
Rest of time is at leisure until your transfer to airport in time for your onward flight to Bangalore.
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