Two Days – Standard Angkor Wat + Banteay Srei + Kbal Spean (2D4)
I. Destinations / Attractions:
1. Day One: Start at 8:00 AM
* Angkor Thom
· South Gate Angkor Thom
Terrace of the Elephants
· Terrace of the Leper King
* Chau Say Tevoda
* Ta Keo
* Ta Prohm (Tomb Raider Temple)
* Banteay Kdei
* Angkor Wat
* Sunset at Bakheng Hill (Optional)
2. Day Two: Start at 7:30 AM
* Kbal Spean Waterfall (49 KM from Siem Reap, about 15 KM from Banteay Srei)
* Banteay Srei (37 KM from Siem Reap Town)
* Pre Rup
* East Mebon
* Ta Som
* Neak Pean
* Prash Khan
Angkor, in Siem Reap Town, Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. It extends over approximately 500 square kilometers and contains many temples, hydraulic structures (dykes, basins, canals, reservoirs) as well as communication routes. For several centuries Angkor, was the center of the Khmer Kingdom. With impressive monuments, some different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples like Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance.
The enchanting temple of Banteay Srei temple is almost everyone’s favorite. The special charm of this little temple lies in its conservation and excellent decoration, its miniature scale almost always surprise visitor. The name, relatively modern, means (Citadel of the lady). It was built by the precious stone or jewel of Khmer art, it like pink stone of lime stone. Banteay Srei was not a royal temple; it was built by the counselor of the king Rajandravarman II in 968.
Kbal Spean is an ancient Angkor ruin that is a 90-minute bumpy ride from Siem Reap, on the same route to Banteay Srei. The tarred road ends at Banteay Srei, after which the roads become either very muddy or very dusty, depending on the time of the year. Upon your arrival at the foothills, get ready for another 45 minutes of moderately easy uphill climb.
IV. What is included:
1. An English-speaking tour guide
2. An A/C car or mini-van with a driver + gasoline + parking fee + complimentary cool drinking water
V. What is excluded:
1. Temples Entrance Pass = US$62 per person
2. Food + Beverage
3. Other personal expenses
VI. Other Important Information & Tips
1. Where to pick up: hotel, a place in town or at the Siem Reap Airport
2. Ending location: hotel or a place in town
3. Tour Duration: 2 Day, 8 Hours/Day (flexible)
4. What to Wear: You can wear whatever clothing you feel comfortable and not too sexy for ladies (t-shirt & knee-length shorts are recommended). For footwear, sport shoes or flip flops are recommended.
5. Make sure that your camera battery is fully charged and bring a reserved one if available.