Discover the Angkor temples of Banteay Srey, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, and Pre Rup on a full-day tour from Siem Reap, and see highlights of the former Khmer Empire. Admire sandstone carvings, bas reliefs, monuments draped in ancient tree roots, and more.
What to Expect
Enjoy a full-day tour of some of the mysterious temples of the Khmer Empire, including the women's temple of Banteay Srey, and the former medical temple of Neak Pean.
Following a pick-up from your hotel in Siem Reap at approximately 08:00, drive to the temple of Preah Khan, built on the site of Jayavarman VII's victory over the invading Chams in 1191. The temple remains largely unrestored and has been left to the mercy of the jungle’s ancient trees, creating a quintessential Angkor experience.
Continue to the island temple of Neak Pean to see the snake sculptures around its base, and learn about its role as one of Angkor’s hosiptals. Visit the small temple of Ta Som, and admire the eastern outer gopura (entrance), covered by a sacred fig tree.
Your next stop is the guardian elephant sculpture of the 10th-century East Mebon, built on an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir. End the morning at the temple mountain of Pre Rup, believed to have been used for funerals.
After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Bantaey Srey, built when the Khmer Empire was gaining power. A jewel of Khmer art, marvel at the carvings of myths in the temple’s red sandstone walls, and see ornate pediments that depict Khmer legends.
En route back to Siem Reap, time permitting, you will stop at a local village to learn how sugar is produced from the sugar palm plants. Back in Siem Reap, watch a traditional Apsara dance show, and be dazzled by the costumed dancers presenting a graceful display of Cambodian folk stories.
- Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Siem Reap
- Transportation with driver
- English-speaking guide
- Drinking water and cool towels
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
- Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant
- Buffet dinner with Apsara dance show
- Any service not mentioned in the program
Know Before You Go
• Cancellation policy: no show - 100% charge; cancellation 1 week to 1 day before tour - 50% charge; 2-1 week before tour - 30% of tour price; 3-2 weeks before tour - 10 % of tour price; 4 weeks or more - no charge