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Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

1. Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 a.m to 8:30 am and head directly to purchase the Angkor pass. Afterward, we head to one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the South Gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Next visit is Bayon temple, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom city. Then, we drive to Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. It was also used as a backdrop for the film Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant cooked by local chief and then visit the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. In the afternoon, start to visit to the fascinating Angkor Wat, the largest sacred building on the planet and an icon of the Khmer civilization. It was built by King Suyavarman and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It contains hundreds of decorations that cover the walls and the longest bas-relief in the world. It is surrounded by a giant moat, and its five towers are part of the Cambodian flag, and from the top you can see the impressive and dense jungle. Climb up mountain of the Phnom Bakheng for sunset and then transfer you back to your hotel.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Small-Group Day Tour and Sunset

2. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Small-Group Day Tour and Sunset

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 a.m to 8:30 am and head directly to purchase the Angkor pass. Afterward, we head to one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the South Gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Next visit is Bayon temple, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom city. Then, we drive to Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. It was also used as a backdrop for the film Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant cooked by local chief and then visit the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. In the afternoon, start to visit to the fascinating Angkor Wat, the largest sacred building on the planet and an icon of the Khmer civilization. It was built by King Suyavarman and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It contains hundreds of decorations that cover the walls and the longest bas-relief in the world. It is surrounded by a giant moat, and its five towers are part of the Cambodian flag, and from the top you can see the impressive and dense jungle. Climb up mountain of the Phnom Bakheng for sunset and then transfer you back to your hotel.

One Day Shared Trip to Angkor Temples with sunset

3. One Day Shared Trip to Angkor Temples with sunset

Our full day tours comprise the best of what the region has to offer. It pays to set off early to beat the heat and the ever-growing crowds of visitors. As you will spend most of the day outdoors we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, hat, pack sunscreen and mosquito repellent. While visiting the religious monuments please kindly cover your knees and shoulders. You will be picked up at the lobby of hotel. Then, transfer to visit Angkor Wat, first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag. After that, you will go to visit Angkor Thom with the wall rising eight meters high, the laterite wall measures 3x3km and guards many treasures inside, protected by a moat still flooded today. You will enter the ancient city through its South Gate. In the very centre lies the temple of Bayon – silent witnesses of time, the 216 enigmatic faces gaze over the horizon and one can only wonder what they have seen throughout the ages. Your guide will point out the best angles for photography here and give explanation of the many intricate carvings on the walls of the galleries. You will then continue to Baphuon with its long causeway and an impressive giant Reclining Buddha, a jigsaw puzzle only put back together in 2011 following a 37 year-long disruption caused by the war. Phimeanakas is hiding in the shaded jungle and offers a decent over-the-tree-tops view to those who conquer the steep steps to the top. Continuing along the Esplanade of the Royal Palace more commonly known as the Terrace of the Elephants you will wind up your exploration in the shaded area of the picturesque Preah Palilay. Break for lunch. Afternoon, you will visit Ta Prohm, gained its 21st Century fame from the movie Tomb Raider featuring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Today, with Lara long gone, this temple is on the itinerary of most visitors and rightfully so. Many corners of Ta Prohm showcase an intricate relationship between the roots of Spung tree (Tetrameles Nudiflora) and ancient stones covered in moss. Truly a photographer's paradise, don't miss the opportunity to capture your own explorer's moments and sunset. Drive back to hotel and drop off. 14 reasons to book this experience • We meet you at the lobby of hotel • New exploration of three major temples-Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Taprohm • Experiencing Khmer history, culture and civilization in details. • Explanation about causes and reasons of each monument. • Local safety regulations are put in place to ensure your comfort. • Drinking water provided for free during tour • English Speaking Tour Guide included • Transportation with driver and petrol included in this tour cost. • Always fun and exciting as well as new friends • Highlights of an ancient structure, religions, roots and trees, architecture, carvings and history

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples & Phnom Kulen Park 3-Day Tour

4. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples & Phnom Kulen Park 3-Day Tour

Day One  Suggested pickup time for this day is 7:30 AM. Your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to purchase your 3-day temple pass before heading to Banteay Srey early enough to beat the crowds. Banteay Srey is the most intricately carved temple in all of Angkor Wat. On the way there, enjoy views of traditional Khmer villages and palm sugar plantations. Later, you'll have the option to visit the Landmine Museum, or continue on to Phnom Kulen National Park. This National Park is where the 500-year long age of Angkor began. Phnom Kulen is the mountain on which King Jayavarman II initiated the royal “God of the King” Linga cult in 802 AD. Finish the day with a visit to Kampong Phluk, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. Day Two  Suggested pickup time for this day is 8:00 AM. After pickup from your hotel, head to the ancient city of Angkor Thom which includes the South Gate of Angkor Tom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, North Khleang and South Khleang. Then visit some smaller temples in the small circuit like Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanonf and Ta Keo. Next, visit the jungle temple Ta Prohm where scenes from the movie Tomb Raider were filmed. After a lunch break, visit the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei. Explore this incredible monument at your own leisure and then head to Phnom Bakheng in time to catch the beautiful sunset. Day Three Suggested pickup time for this day is 5:00 AM in order to catch sunrise at Angkor Wat. After the Chinese crowd leaves, you'll have some time to explore this incredible monument at your own leisure. Your experienced guide is committed to ensuring you get the very best out of your Angkor Wat experience and will share lots of interesting details with you. Then you can visit some of the other temples like Pre Rup and Banteay Samre. After lunch, there are few more temples to visit including East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. On the trip back to your hotel, you'll pass through some picturesque local villages and you may want to stop to take some photos.

Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

5. Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

Explore Angkor Wat and visit the enchanting floating villages of Cambodia. See Ta Prohm jungle temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, and trek along tranquil forest roads that are inaccessible by car. View Cambodia's dense jungle from the top of Ta Keo Temple, built by the Khmers over 1,000 years ago. On this private 3-day tour visit the ancient Buddhist university of Preah Khan, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, and admire the famous island temple Neak Pean. Go boating on the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, and see one of Cambodia's famous floating markets as well as a crocodile farm. Experience the exquisite ‘Women’s Citadel’, then trek up Kbal Spean Hill to see the hidden waterfall and an 11th century carving of Hindu deities on the river bed. Then visit Banteay Samre Temple. Day 1: Ta Prohm /Ta Nei /Takeo/Angkor Thom/ Bayon (L) Morning visit to Ta Prohm. Continue to Tanei, a temple inaccessible by car, and then Ta Keo Temple. Afternoon visit to the Victoria Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, and Leper King Terrace, the enclosure of the Royal Palace. Also visit Phimean Akas Temple, Baphuon Temple, and the impressive Bayon Temple. Evening dinner at a local restaurant with an Apsara traditional dance performance. Day 2: Angkor Wat/Preah Khan/Floating Village (L/D) Morning visit to Angkor Wat. Continue to Preah Khan and Neak Pean. Afternoon visit to the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Day 3: Banteay Srei/Kbal Spean/Banteay Samre (L) Morning visit to Banteay Srei. Continue to Kbal Spean, and enjoy a picnic lunch and visit to a sugar palm farm to meet the local farmers. Visit Banteay Samre Temple. Return to the city, where the tour ends at your hotel.

Angkor Wat Sunrise Tuk Tuk Tour & Breakfast

6. Angkor Wat Sunrise Tuk Tuk Tour & Breakfast

Explore Angkor Wat Sunrise by Tuk Tuk You will be picked up from your hotel lobby before sunrise at 4:40 am by the most popular local transportation known as Tuk Tuk with a professional English speaking guide and enjoy of riding it to embrace the magnificent sunrise at Angkor Wat and create cherished memories. This season offers the perfect opportunity to witness the sun’s golden hues painting the sky over the majestic tower of Angkor Wat, enhanced by the beauty of a cloudy backdrop, Explore the entire part of temple and take the best photos for your Instagram post before the arrival of crowds. Short Break to have local breakfast Experience the life of Siem Reap's country where you can enjoy of taste the authentic breakfast, Cambodian Noodle Green Curry Soup with traditional desserts like palm cake and steam rice dumplings with palm sugar, and then visit the morning market. Witnes the largest brick Hindu Temple of Angkor Areas-Pre Rup Temple Walk up to the top of the biggest brick structure of the Angkorian Era, Pre Rup temple to view over the surrounding rice fields of the Eastern Baray is beautiful, although some lofty trees have rather obscured it these days. Trekking into the jungle Temples- Ta Promh Temple and Ta Nei We drive to Ta Nei Temple and Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. It was also used as a backdrop for the film Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. Stop for fresh coconut and seasonal fruits. Discover the temple of Angkor Thom Complex After relaxing, we continue to visit the other the magnificent temples of one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the South Gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Marvel at smile faces temple of Bayon with its 54 towers, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom city. Transfer you back to your hotel by Tuk Tuk.

Angkor Sunrise and Angkor Temple Tour

7. Angkor Sunrise and Angkor Temple Tour

Devote an entire day to exploring the incredible temples at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom under the leadership of a local, Our experienced tour guide and driver will be greeting you at 4.45am at your hotel’s lobby then transfer to purchase Angkor ticket, drive within Angkor jungle toward the magnificent Angkor Wat where we wait to watch the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat towers and capture its beautiful sunrise reflection at the lotus pond. Return your hotel for breakfast before heading out again to the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces that religiously represents compassion, sympathy, equanimity and charity. Stroll around Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king and terrace of elephant. Resume the journey to visit Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. Afternoon, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest unrivaled monument in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in 12th Century, Angkor Wat is considered as one of the top destinations in Asia and is a must-see in your lifetime. Learning from your tour guide the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia.

2-Day Angkor Wat With Small, Big Circuit & Banteay Srei Tour

8. 2-Day Angkor Wat With Small, Big Circuit & Banteay Srei Tour

Discover Angkor Wat on a guided private 2-day trip from Siem Reap. Marvel at the immense Angkor Wat Temple, explore Angkor Thom, and ride through scenic rice fields. Day 1 Get picked up from your Siem Reap accommodation in the morning and head to the biggest religious temple from the 12th century, Angkor Wat. After a few hours of exploring, continue to the temples on the small circle. Stop to admire Ta Promh's giant tree roots, where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. After visiting the temples, stop to purchase lunch at a local restaurant. Once you've eaten, continue to Ta Nei and Angkor Thom. Start from the Victory or Death Gate before heading into the center to see Bayon's 49 smiling towers. Continue walking to the Hindu Baphoun temple nearby. Behind this temple, marvel at the immense Reclining Buddha. Next, stroll through the city to see the Royal Enclosure Wall, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, and Palilay. Finish the day with a beautiful view of the sunset from the hill of Phnom Bakheng. Day 2 Begin your day bright and early to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. After sunrise, return to your hotel for breakfast or stop at a restaurant (not included). Once you've eaten, begin your adventure to see the temples on the Big Circle including Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Saom, East Mebon, and Pre Rup. After seeing the temples, stop for a lunch break at a local restaurant (not included) before driving out into the villages and rice-paddy fields. Stop at Banteay Srei Temple, also known as Ladies Temple. Admire its pink sandstone before heading to the Banteay Kdei Temple.

Siem Reap: Private 4-Day Angkor Wat and Phnom Kulen Tour

9. Siem Reap: Private 4-Day Angkor Wat and Phnom Kulen Tour

Day One Get picked up by your driver and tour guide in the morning and head to the Phnom Kulen National Park. Here, you can visit stunning natural waterfalls and explore the River of 1000 Lingas. In the afternoon, stop at Kampong Phluk, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in South East Asia. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Siem Reap. Day Two Start your day at 08:30 am with a visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Take some time to explore South Gate Angkor Tom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, North Khleang, and South Khleang. Then visit some smaller temples off the beaten track such as Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and Ta Keo. Enjoy lunch in a delicious local restaurant before heading to the jungle temple of Ta Prohm, where the Tomb Raider movie was shot. Afterward, get dropped off back at your hotel in Siem Reap.   Day Three Leave your hotel at 08:30 am and head to Preah Khan. Take some time to explore this vast monastic complex. Next, visit the temple of Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon, Pre Rup, and Banteay Kdei. Stop for lunch before heading to Angkor Wat. Enjoy some free time to explore this incredible monument at your own leisure, before heading back to your hotel in Siem Reap. Day Four Rise early today and watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat for the experience of a lifetime. Next, head to Banteay Samre and Banteay Srei, two of the most intricately carved temples in all of Angkor. Arrive before the masses of crowds and enjoy a visit to a traditional Khmer village and palm sugar plantation. You may choose to visit the Landmine Museum located nearby for a cost of $5 per person. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Roluos Temple Group. Here, marvel at a selection of monuments and temples representing the remains of Hariharalaya, the first major capital of the Khmer Empire. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of the day. Alternatively, if you are not interested in visiting the mountain, then choose the tour option 'Tour without National Park'. The itinerary of this option is similar to the other option, however, the only difference is you will not visit National Park Phnom Kulen.

One Day Shared Trip to Angkor Temples with sunset

10. One Day Shared Trip to Angkor Temples with sunset

Our full day tours comprise the best of what the region has to offer. It pays to set off early to beat the heat and the ever-growing crowds of visitors. As you will spend most of the day outdoors we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, hat, pack sunscreen and mosquito repellent. While visiting the religious monuments please kindly cover your knees and shoulders. You will be picked up at the lobby of hotel. Then, transfer to visit Angkor Wat, first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag. After that, you will go to visit Angkor Thom with the wall rising eight meters high, the laterite wall measures 3x3km and guards many treasures inside, protected by a moat still flooded today. You will enter the ancient city through its South Gate. In the very centre lies the temple of Bayon – silent witnesses of time, the 216 enigmatic faces gaze over the horizon and one can only wonder what they have seen throughout the ages. Your guide will point out the best angles for photography here and give explanation of the many intricate carvings on the walls of the galleries. You will then continue to Baphuon with its long causeway and an impressive giant Reclining Buddha, a jigsaw puzzle only put back together in 2011 following a 37 year-long disruption caused by the war. Phimeanakas is hiding in the shaded jungle and offers a decent over-the-tree-tops view to those who conquer the steep steps to the top. Continuing along the Esplanade of the Royal Palace more commonly known as the Terrace of the Elephants you will wind up your exploration in the shaded area of the picturesque Preah Palilay. Break for lunch. Afternoon, you will visit Ta Prohm, gained its 21st Century fame from the movie Tomb Raider featuring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Today, with Lara long gone, this temple is on the itinerary of most visitors and rightfully so. Many corners of Ta Prohm showcase an intricate relationship between the roots of Spung tree (Tetrameles Nudiflora) and ancient stones covered in moss. Truly a photographer's paradise, don't miss the opportunity to capture your own explorer's moments and sunset. Drive back to hotel and drop off. 14 reasons to book this experience • We meet you at the lobby of hotel • New exploration of three major temples-Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Taprohm • Experiencing Khmer history, culture and civilization in details. • Explanation about causes and reasons of each monument. • Local safety regulations are put in place to ensure your comfort. • Drinking water provided for free during tour • English Speaking Tour Guide included • Transportation with driver and petrol included in this tour cost. • Always fun and exciting as well as new friends • Highlights of an ancient structure, religions, roots and trees, architecture, carvings and history

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4.8 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Our guide, David, was terrific! He is extremely knowledgeable as well as funny. The bus transportation was great and had air-conditioning. They were constantly giving us water to keep us hydrated, which is essential in the Cambodian heat. We had an amazing time and we highly recommend this tour and this guide.

The trip was amazing, the guide was great, the schedule was perfect because we felt no rush and it was a quite relaxing tour. We learned a lot from our guide, David, explanations. So it’s totally worth it

Great excursion with a top guide (Raman). We had a great day, we saw the main temples. Meals and bottle of water included. Punctual transportation.

Fantastic tour and our guide David was spectacular! We loved it and recommend. Thanks you!

I especially liked the Ta prohm temple which was majestic!