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Signature Tour Day 3

Signature Tour Day 3 Packages
Country: Cambodia
City: Siem Reap
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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DAY 3. ANGKOR AND FLOATING VILLAGE KOMPONG PLUK

An early visit to Angkor Wat (sunrise optional). If arriving at Angkor around 7:30, most visitors have returned to their hotels for breakfast leaving the temple cool and quiet. Climb Phnom Bakheng. Very popular sunset spot when it is crazy busy! Offers good views of Tonle Sap Lake, the Angkor forest, and also Angkor wat. Temple is nice also. 10-minute walk, but not too demanding.

Angkor Wat: The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th-century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.

Return to the Hotel /Town

After lunch or around 1400 hours, we drive to the Roluos Group built in the 9th century and corresponding to the old capital of Hariharalaya. A short visit to the Lolei (993) follows, once on an island in a middle of an artificial lake (baray). Continue on to Bakong temple, is the first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire which was built as a stepped-pyramid representing Mt. Meru.

We then, continue by riding to Kompong Thkov Village, you will enjoy the way of living in the Angkor area. Later, we take a canoe boat to Kompong Pluk Village where houses are built on stilt within the floodplain of the Great Tonle Sap Lake. This village is 16 km southeast of charming Siem Reap town. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water.

Your boat trip will take approx 2-3 hours in total and across Tonle Sap Lake. Your journey will end at Tonle Sap Floating village of Chong Khneas. Arrive at Phnom Kron jetty, you may ride back to your hotel which takes approx 30 minutes or transfers by car at 15 minutes.

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