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Angkor Wat: 2-Day Temples Tour with Sunset & Sunrise

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Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

Angkor Wat: 2-Day Temples Tour with Sunset & Sunrise

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia
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Discover the temples of Angkor, representing 600 years of Khmer civilization. Learn about one of Asia’s greatest kingdoms from your historian guide and see major temples during sunrise & sunset.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Siem Reap
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend 2 days visiting Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
  • Enjoy the best photo opportunities during sunrise and sunset
  • Learn about the 600 years of the Khmer civilization
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

Day 1: Angkor Thom, Bayon, Neak Pean, Bantreay Srei, Banteay Samre, and Bakheng Mountain

Visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side - gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. At ‘The Bayon’, you will see its beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants. Move to Neak Pean, an artificial island with a Buddhist temple. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia.  One the way back, enjoy a brief stop at the well-preserved Banteay Samre, a laterite structure that once featured internal moats. End your discoveries with an ascent for sunset at Bakheng mountain.

Day 2: Angkor Wat at sunrise, Preah Khan, Ta Nei, and Ta Prohm Temple 

Begin with a pre-dawn departure for sunrise outside of Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness (please bring a torch) from the little-visited eastern side, and creep along hoary cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world.  End your touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple. Continue by moving on to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. At the end of the morning, return to your hotel for lunch, and in the afternoon drive to Ta Nei, a late 12th Century stone temple located in Angkor. Move on to the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm – one of the most atmospheric temples in Angkor, once home to 2,740 monks.

Includes
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Mineral water & cool towel
  • One drink each day
  • Temples entrance fee ($37 per person valid for 2 days visit until 31 December 2022)
  • Meals
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • Please dress respectfully with covered shoulders and knees
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Unfortunately, this activity is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 91 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The sunrise was quite disappointing, but the excursions were very well timed. Our guide Sam showed very good knowledge and kept telling us interesting things. The only problem we had was the weather, being in August we were caught by heavy rain on the second day and we got soaked.

August 16, 2022

It’s tiring doing the two day tour as by the end of it you will have seen 8 temples which can be too much. Our guide Sukpet was good but spoke way too much - literary 8 hours straight each day which made it very difficult to stay tuned and follow all that he was saying. Less is more I felt. Between the two days the Angkor Wat sunrise is more worth it as you get to see two of the best temples.

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July 30, 2022

This was an incredible tour of Angkor wat and surrounding temples including jungle temples and tomb raider temple. Our tour guide, Somnang, was amazing! By far one of the best tour guides I have had on my travels. He was extremely knowledgeable, teaching us about the detail behind the temples, the carvings, Cambodian history including the monarchy and previous political issues. Somnang had a lovely, patient nature and allowed us to take the trip at our own pace. He was happy to answer all our questions and provided very informative answers. He always worked very hard to do what was best for us to ensure we were comfortable and enjoying the trip at all times. He showed us the best places to enjoy lunch and the best photo spots as well so we could get great photos to have as memories! I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone wishing to visit Angkor Wat and other temples! Having a guide definitely makes the trip so much more enjoyable and worthwhile!

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July 29, 2022

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