The trip of 12 days in Cambodia with an enjoyable itinerary. You will enjoy the visit at the land of smile in Siem Reap, there are many beautiful temples to keep you smile with our service offering, easy going to visit many famous ancient temples with illustrious story in Siem Reap Angkor City. Drive through the beautiful landscape to do different experiences such as typical local transport Bamboo-train and see the beauty of French colonial building and spectacular millions of bats fly out of the cave. Communications with the local people to their traditional house and see the way of their living, visit villagers make pottery from the small income with friendly welcome and real smile, go to visit Phnom Penh capital city of Cambodia and learn about the country’s past struggles and successes, the horrific crimes of the Khmer Rouge and spectacular side including Royal Palace, National Museum. The end of the holiday with relaxation by the paradise beaches and try fresh seafood before going to Phnom Penh International Airport for your departure flight.
Day 1: Siem Reap – Roluos Group and Angkor Wat
After your breakfast, we drive to buy the Angkor pass 3 days visit. The morning we visit Roluos group, there are 3 temples built before the capital moved to Angkor. Lolei – Bakong – Preah Ko. We take a break in the mid-day to get some lunch at the local restaurant located near the temples. In the afternoon we visit the famous world’s largest religious monument Angkor Wat. I recommend to go there in the late afternoon, as the sun is not so strong anymore and the light of the pictures is better.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Jungle Temple and Pink Lady Temple
This morning we start a bit early to avoid the crowd of the tourists to visit a famous jungle temple Ta Prohm (the temple in Tomb Raider film). The temple has many big trees and the roots grow on the buildings. We continue to see Banteay Kdei and Sras Srang. Afternoon we drive to visit a unique red sandstone temple called Banteay Srei or Pink-lady temple, the best and details carving building. We then go to Kbal Spean trek to see sculptures carved in the river-bed including hundreds of lingas and tiny waterfall. Sunset at Pre-Rup.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Visit Sunrise, Angkor Thom and Silk Farm
In the morning we visit Angkor Thom, the old capital and was the last and most enduring capital city of Khmer empire. Here most places that we visit are shaded by the trees. We enter through The Gate of Victory and keep going to the Bayon, then to the Terraces of the Elephants, Royal Palace Group. Afternoon we visit Preah Khan, was built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honour his father. We call Preah Khan and Ta Prohm two sister temples. On the way we pass Neak Pean, Baksei Chamkrong and Spean Thmor the ancient bridge. Drive to Angkor Silk-farm is one of the best-known projects in Siem Reap. It was developed with the aim to revive ancient Cambodian Arts & Crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas.
Day 4: Siem Reap to Battambang include Bamboo Train and Bat Cave
We travel to Battambang where there are many interesting spots, villages monasteries and especially rice paddy-filed. We say Battambang is a unique Cambodian rice storeroom because there are very high number of farmers plant rice. During hands harvest season then it should be one of the best things to visit. We visit The Traditional Khmer house is on stilts. The family lives there will guide you all parts of the house, you will get a new knowledge why Cambodian build houses higher on stilts. Afternoon you can get an experience with Bamboo Train. Local people call Norrie, it made its first appearance in the early 1980s inspired by the small rail vehicles used by the railway workers to carryout repairs. At the time having just emerged from the years of Khmer Rouge lunacy, Cambodians were struggling to rebuild their lives and the country was re-establishing its existence. In the late afternoon just before sunset time, you will have the big open eyes to watch greatest spectacular 7 million bats fly out of the cave. Wrinkle-lipped bats fly up to 50km from their roosts each night to hunt insects. Bats eat 50-100% of its own weight every night before they return home.
Day 5: Battambang to Phnom Penh include Pottery village
Journey start after we looked the French colonial buildings in the heart of Battambong town. Battambang is home to some of Indochina’s best preserved colonial era architecture. On the way you can visit Kompong Luong floating villages in the beautiful backdrop of Tonle Sap, floating market and shops, floating school and houses of fish men. Another stop at Ondong Rossey village in Kampong Chhnang to visit the area’s famous red pottery. The villagers make pottery under every stilted house as home-business to earn their living.
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Royal Palace, City Tour and River Cruise
We start our tours after breakfast to visit some places as: Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, it is the official residence of the King Cambodia. After that, we continue to see Central Market then drive to Russian market for shopping. In the afternoon, we drive to watch Independent Monument that was built in 1962 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from the foreign rule. Later we take the river cruise along the riverfront to look sunset and get fresh-air.
Day 7: Phnom Penh – National Museum and Genocide Museum
Visit National Museum is the most important repository of Khmer artefacts in the country. Then we drive to Wat Phnom is the unique hillock in the city, is crowned by at active Buddhist Wat and marks the legendary founding place of Phnom Penh. Afternoon we visit Toul Sleng genocide museum, calls S-21 prison during Pol Pot’s regime. Then we continue to see Choeung Ek Memorial. It is a biggest killing field in Cambodia.
Day 8: Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, ferry to Koh Rong Samloem
This morning we make an early journey toward to Sihanoukville because the traffics are very busy in the morning time and we need to get out of the city before rush hour. The drive between from 4 to 5 hours in accord with traffics. It would be nice to catch the first ferry.
Days 9-10: Sihanoukville – Koh Rong Samloem
Relaxation Koh Rong Samloem offers four completely different atmospheres on four different beaches on what many might describe as the archetypal paradise island. Time to chill-out coast, after long day visit places around Cambodia.
Day 11: Sihanoukville – City Tour
Take the ferry back to spend a night in Sihanoukville, visit Otres Beach and Kbal Chhay Waterfalls and if you like we can go to see the seafood market.
Day 12: Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh International Airport
Today, we will drive you the same road back to Phnom Penh and drop you at the airport for your flight. The journey from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh takes between 4 to 5 hours.
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