7. 3-Day Angkor Wat Tour with Kulen Mountain & Floating Village
Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel lobby before sunrise at between 4:30 am to 5:00 am and continue to the watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat temple. This is truly unforgettable experience. After the sunrise, We may spend about 1-hour and 30 minutes to explore the whole entire building of Angkor Wat temple before the crowds arrive and get some amazing pictures and then have short break in the village for breakfast with local food & dessert that you can enjoy of taste authentic Cambodian breakfast like Khmer noodle soup with traditional desserts like palm cake and steam rice dumplings with palm sugar. Before we continue our temple tour, we take to see an interesting local market, and then visit Pre Run temple, the jungle temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots, and then go to visit smiling face temple of Bayon and the Victory gate of Angkor Thom. Day 2: Leave at 8:00 am from your hotel after breakfast, Spend the morning exploring Siem Reap's countryside with your guide and head outside the city center to experience local rural life and culture. Enjoy of discovering the most beautiful temples outside city of Angkor Thom like Preah Khan temple, Neak Pean temple, Ta Som temple, East Mebon temple. Take a lunch break ( ordering individual dish from a menu included ). In the early afternoon, drive to the intricately carved and well-preserved temple of Banteay Srei – the detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest and most skillfully crafted in the kingdom of Cambodia and then visit the Cambodian Landmine museum. Day 3: Depart at 8:00 am and head to Phnom Kulen National Park for approximately 1 hour. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies. Afterward, continue to the hilltop of mountain, and our knowledgeable guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD. In the afternoon, we will have lunch at the local restaurant before heading to Beng Melea, the mysterious 12th-century temple in the middle of the jungle. This temple is heavily overgrown with vegetation, trees, lianas, and mosses. This temple is surrounded by a rainforest due to it being abundant for over 300 years. When it is not fully restored, many local and international tourists fall in love with the area. Take a boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating village of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season.