Explore the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, and visit the remote Angkor temples of Roluos on a combined full-day tour from Siem Reap. Learn about the fishing life on the lake, and admire the carving of some of the earliest Angkor temples.
What to Expect
Enjoy a combined full-day tour of Tonle Sap Lake and the early temples of the Khmer Empire to compare life in Cambodia today with the great history of the Khmer kings and their mysterious Angkor temples.
You will start your tour with a transfer to Tonle Sap, following a pick-up at your Siem Reap hotel. Glide along the lake by boat, cruising to the floating village of Chong Phneas. This is one of the most atmospheric settlements of the lake, where the abundant fish serve to provide the locals with their source of income. Meet some of the fishermen to learn more about their everyday lives, and visit a fish farm and a crocodile farm before lunch.
Continue to the early Angkor temples of the Roluos group, starting with the temple of Preah Ko, the first temple built in the ancient city of Hariharalaya. Preah Ko (Sacred Bull) takes its name from the 3 sandstone statues that face the temple's central towers, representing the white bull that served as the mount of Shiva.
Continue to the temple mountain of Bakong, the state temple of King Indravarman I in Hariharalaya, and see fragments of the original bas reliefs. Next, admire the carved lintels of the temple of Lolei, the last of the 3 temples of Hariharalaya.
Return to Siem Reap to watch a traditional Apsara dance show, and be dazzled by the costumed dancers presenting a graceful display of Cambodian folk stories as you enjoy a buffet dinner
- 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
- 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