10 days in Cambodia with the highlights of not only Phnom Penh and Siem Reap but Battambang as well. The province lies in the far western region of Cambodia; it’s bounded to the west by Thailand, the south by the Cardamom mountains, the east by Tonle Sap lake and Pursat, and to the north by Banteay Meanchey province. With a rich architectural heritage, an increasingly confident art scene providing a cradle for many of Cambodia’s top talents, and stunning surrounding countryside, Battambang is a tranquil respite from the boom and hustle of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Day 01: Phnom Penh (D)
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel check in. The same afternoon, visiting the Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name with more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. The building serves less as a functioning shrine, no monks currently reside here, than a repository of cultural treasures such as the famous Emerald Buddha and many other valuable statues and Toulsleng prison museum (also know as S21). Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 02: Phnom Penh – Kompong Chang – Battambang (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel and depart for Battambang by overland transfer (290 km. 4-5 hrs drive). Stop at the Silversmith village, see the pottery manufactories in Kompong Chang and visit also a fish market. Arrive in Battambang, and check-in at the hotel. Walk through the town to discover its beautiful colonial architecture. Overnight at hotel in Battambang.
|Phnom Penh - Kompong Chang - Battambang|
Day 03: Battambang – Wat Ek Phnom – Phnom Banon (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel: Drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Visit the Provincial Museum (closed on Saturdays / Sundays) and the local market. Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset. The same afternoon, we are also enjoying bamboo train village with a great experiences of sliding on this funny train. Overnight at hotel in Battambang
|Battambang - Wat Ek Phnom - Phnom Banon|
Day 04: Battambang – Sangkar River – Cheur Khmao Pagoda – Tonle Sap lake – Siem Reap (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Travel by by speed boat to Siem Reap along the Sangkar River; enjoy unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes. Crossing Cheur Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda”, in Bak Prier floating village and cross the Biosphere Reserve and the floating villages of Prek Tuol. Picnic lunch on board. Continue by boat across the Tonle Sap lake to Chhoeung Kneas floating village. Arrive at Siem Reap port and transfer to Siem Reap town. The same afternoon, we use Tuk Tuk as our transportation to take us to visit Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
|Battambang - Sangkar River - Cheur Khmao Pagoda - Tonle Sap lake - Siem Reap|
Day 05: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat (B/L/D)
Early morning, we will visit the sunrise at Angkor Area – the idea is to view the reflection of amazing Angkor temple in the morning sun. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, we will start our full day visit, firstly with the sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with colums, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
|Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat|
Day 06: Siem Reap – Banteay Samre Temple – Ta Prohm (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon, visiting the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature and we also explore the surrounded temples if time permits. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
|Siem Reap - Banteay Samre Temple - Ta Prohm|
Day 07: Siem Reap – Roluos Group – Beng Mealea temple (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Afternoon, Continue to visit Beng Mealea temple for visit before continue to Siem Reap, the little explored temple of Beng Mealea (XIth c) is waiting to be rediscovered by the adventurous travelers. The sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer is largely overrun by vegetation. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Arrive in Siem Reap and transfer to hotel.
|Siem Reap - Roluos Group - Beng Mealea temple|
Day 08: Siem Reap – Kompung Thom – Preah Vihea (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel: Free at own leisure in Siem Reap or shopping at the local market. Afternoon, we will drive to Kompung Thom province – Kampong Thom is a province located at the central point of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The province has a total land area of 15,061km2 divided into 8 districts, 81 communes and 737 Villages. The total population is 576,805 people (110,334 families, women approximate 51%). The province has road network which links from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on National Road 6, and separates to Preah Vihea province National Road 64 in a distance of 126 km. Overnight at hotel in Kompung Thom
|Siem Reap - Kompung Thom - Preah Vihea|
Day 09: Kompung Thom – Sambor Prei Kuk’s temples – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Departure with your guide, and private AC car, for a Discovery of Sambor Prei Kuk’s temples, certainly the most beautiful examples of the art Pre-Angkorian of the VIIth century. Lunch in Kompung Thom, then continue your way to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
|Kompung Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk's temples - Phnom Penh|
Day 10: Phnom Penh – Killing Fields – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel: This morning explore the National Museum’s collection of Khmer art, which displays over 5,000 objects including statues and other artifacts from Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek-both grim reminders of Cambodia’s bloody past under Pol Pot. It is almost inconceivable to confront the nature of true evil here in this gentle land, but the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek, commemorates the 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle. Transfer to the airport for the flight departure.
|Phnom Penh - Killing Fields|
HOTEL LIST STANDARD OR SIMILAR
|Phnom Penh||King Grand Boutique||Sunway Hotel||Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel|
|Battambang||Stueng Sangke||Battambang Resort||Battambang Resort|
|Siem Reap||Sokha Roth Hotel||Saem Siem Reap hotel||Somadevi Boutique hotel|
|Kompung Thom||Sambo Village||Glorious Hotel & Spa||Glorious Hotel & Spa|
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (USD)
|Package price||2 pax||3 -6 pax||7-9 pax|
|Rate on High season (Oct 2017 – Mar 2018)|
*** Luxury rate not applied for peak season: : 27 Dec 17 – 04 Jan 18 & 14 – 20 Feb 18, please contact us for more detail
- Private tours with Local English speaking guide
- Hotel accommodation as mentioned
- A/C transport throughout the tours
- All transfers with our A/C transport
- Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
- Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L= Lunch, D=dinner)
- Bamboo train in Battambang
- Boat ticket from Battambang – Siem Reap
- Tuk Tuk ride to the blessing ceremony
- Cold water and towel during the trip
- Government tax & Service charge
- International flight ticket
- Visa stamps upon arrival of $30.00 per person
- Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
- Other meals not mentioned
- Tips & personal expenses
- Other not stated above
- Travel insurance
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