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Price Per Person

USD 989
Country: Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Cambodia In Style
Phnom Penh/Battambang/Siem Reap
8days/7nights

Covering not only main destinations as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with it great Angkor complex, but also gives opportunity to visit Battambang and see another sides of fascinating Kingdom of Wonders. 

Day 1: ARRIVAL PHNOM PENH (D)

Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival in Phnom Penh Airport; process Cambodian via custom then meet your private guide and driver transfer to hotel. You will have 1 hours massage services in your room before being transfer to have dinner at local restaurant.

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Day 2: PHNOM PENH (CITY TOUR) (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel; we visit the Royal Palace, located on the shores of the Mekong. Inside its walls are the Throne Hall, the Chan Chaya Pavilion, used for performances of classical dance, the Napoleon III Pavilion, and the King and Queen's residential quarters.

Next stop will be the Silver Pagoda, home to a glittering array of Buddhist statuary. The Silver Pagoda is also called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha; it is located in the walls of the Royal Palace. Inside, its floor is made up of 5,000 silver blocks. In the center of the pagoda, there is a magnificent 17th century emerald Buddha statue made of baccarat crystal. The walls enclosing the pagoda are covered with frescoes depicting episodes from the Khmer version of the Ramayana.

Continue to visit the National Museum, home to the world’s leading collection of Khmer sculpture. Situated near the Royal Palace, Cambodia's National Museum offers a charming setting for the stunning collection of Khmer art. Predominantly worked in stone, the sculptures date from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras, complimented by more recent examples of Cambodian art. The museum is housed in a terracotta-roofed structure of traditional Cambodian design, which was built between 1917 and 1920.

Lunch at a Lotus Blanc Restaurant or similar. In the afternoon, we visit to the harrowing genocide museum at Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeng Ek, both enduring memorials to the gruesome and brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge. Dinner will be at local restaurant.

Day 3: PHNOM PENH / BATTAMBANG (B/L/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Battambang, which is approximately 5 hours on a new path of about 240 Km, with a first stop at Oudong - was founded by King Srei Soryapor in 1601, after the abandonment of Longvek. Under the reign of King Ang Duong(1841-1850), he constructed canals, terraces, bridges and erected hundreds of pagodas in this region. Oudong was later abandoned by King Norodom in 1866 in favor of Phnom Penh.

From 1618 until 1866 it was formally called Oudong Meanchey, home to a succession of kings deposed from the former capital of Lovek by the invading Thais. In 1866, it was abandoned by King Norodom, taking his royal court along with him to the current capital, Phnom Penh. It was extensively damaged by the Khmer Rouge in 1977, along with the other temples, monuments, and religious structures there. Then we continue trip and takes a second rest stop at the pottery village in Kompong Chnang. Lunch will be at local restaurant. Continue trip to Battambang pass through Cambodia countryside.

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Day 4: BATTAMBANG  Half day tour (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Stroll through the city with its well preserve example of colonial architecture and visit the local market. Then drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom (11th century - Suryavarman I). Rest of day is free as your leisure.

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Day 5: BATTAMBANG / SIEM REAP / ANGKOR (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to north along the river until you reach Sangker Siem Reap, through the Tonle Sap Lake, driving time takes about 3 hours. The temples and ruins of Angkor are one of the wonders of the ancient world: spread over a huge surface area, nearly 300 sq km, are actually the remains of the capital city of the Khmer kingdom, surrounded by 13 km of walls 8 feet high for over 5 centuries has dominated the South East Asia.

The temples in particular are dated from the sixth to the fourteenth century and are masterpieces of refined art of the Khmer people, Hindu and Buddhist faith-based. Arrive Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel. After having lunch at local restaurant, we visit Les Artisans D’Angkor workshop or showroom, the rebirth of the Khmer arts. Les Artisans D’Angkor is a wonderful organization. They make and sell beautiful and high quality silk creations and other handmade Cambodian. We continue to visit Old Market, market is most popular to tourists and visitors, offering the largest selection of souvenirs, gifts and cursory of any the traditional market. The old market is located on the Siem Reap River at south end of the old French quarter. Enjoy dinner with Apsara dance show at local restaurant.

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Day 6: SIEM REAP AND ANGKOR (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel, we start visit some of the most beautiful temples on the small circuit, including the huge pyramid of Takeo, built in the 10th century. We continue to jungle-clad Ta Prohm. This temple was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother.

Ta Prohm has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archaeologists to demonstrate 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.

We continue to visit Sras Srang, the royal pool situated opposite the East Gate of Banteay Kdei. It is known as the King's bathing pond. Finally we take in Prasat Kravan, an elegant brick temple from the 10th century with some fine brick carvings in the interior. Lunch at a FOU-NAN Lounge Bar & Restaurant and similar. Afternoon, we continue our Angkor encounter with a visit to the spectacular temples of the grand circuit. We first explore Preah Khan or Sacred Sword, one of the largest temples at Angkor with huge corridors extending in every direction. Built by Jayavarman VII in the 12th century, this is a highlight of Angkor. We continue toNeak Poan, a delicate temple set in a square pool and surrounded on all sides by fountains and ponds. Next isTa Som and its famous strangler fig tree smothering the eastern gate.

We wind up at Pre Rup, built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman. Pre Rup means turning the body and the Khmer people believe this temple was used for cremations. This is the perfect place for sunset over the beautiful Cambodian rice fields. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

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Day 7: SIEM REAP AND ANGKOR WAT (B/L/D)

Breakfast at your hotel; in the morning, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. 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. Lunch will be at Angkor Café Restaurant and similar. Afternoon, we visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century.

It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Finish your day tour by Sunset over the Phnom Bakheng Temple. Dinner will be at local restaurant.

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Day 8: SIEM REAP- DEPARTURE (B)

Hotel check out time is 12:00 noon. Today your private guide and driver will transfer you to airport for onward your flight time.

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