Remote Temples Revealed - 3days 2nights

Koh Ker was the Capital of the Khmer Empire for a very brief period from the year 928 to 944 AD. In this short time; some very spectacular buildings and immense sculptures were constructed. Left to the jungle for nearly a millennium and mostly un-restored; this great archaeological site has been rarely visited until very recently. This remote area has no towns and only a small village in cleared forest nearby. The village of Sra Yong is a few kilometres away.

Tour summary

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Full Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival and full day sight-seeing 

Upon arrival, you will be accompanied to your hotel.  After check-in we start to visit Angkor Thom, “Great City”, included, South Gate the eight-meter high wall encloses this 10.4 square kilometers. Bayon Temple this temple is located in the geographical heard of Angkor Thom and has 54-tower temple is remarkable sight, Elephants Terrace with its large sculptured royal elephants and Garuds, the mythical guard half-man half-bird and Terrace of Leper King.

Lunch at local restaurant or hotel

In the afternoon, we continue to visit jungle-clad Ta Prohm.  Buddhist monastery, with overgrow fig and silk-cotton tree roots intertwining the ruins, and then go visit magnificent Angkor Wat , this temple was built in the early to mid 12th century. Suryavarman II constructed Angkor Wat into a huge temple like mountain with 5 huge towers, which can be seen from afar and was dedicated to the Hindu God and Vishnu.

Dinner at local restaurant or hotel-(Overnight)

Day 02 - Exploring Remort Temples

After breakfast at hotel restaurant, we travel to the lost temple of Beng Mealea, the titanic of temples, a slumbering giant lost for centuries in the forests of Cambodia. It is the most accessible of Angkor’s lost temples, a mirror image of Angkor Wat, but utterly consumed by the voracious appetite of nature. Constructed by Suryavarman II (1113-1150), the builder of Angkor Wat, the forest has run riot here and it is hard to get a sense of the monument’s shape amid the daunting ruins.

We then head into the bush to the remote Angkor capital of Koh Ker. The history of Cambodia is riven with dynastic spats and political intrigue and one of the most memorable came in the 10th century when Jayavarman IV (928-942) fell out with his family, stormed off to the northwest and established the rival capital of Koh Ker. We visit the massive Prasat Thom, a seven-storey step pyramid, more Mayan than Khmer, with commanding views over the surrounding forest. Nearby is Prasat Krahom or Red Temple, and the five towers of Prasat Ling, each enclosing a giant linga or fertility symbol, the biggest and best found in situ anywhere in Cambodia.

Dinner at local restaurant or hotel-(Overnight)

Day 03 - Floating Village and Departure

After breakfast at hotel restaurant, we travel out to the mighty Tonle Sap Lake to visit the floating village of Chong Kneas, where everything floats on water from schools, to shops, to petrol stations and karaoke bars. For those that are interested, we can also make a stop at the Gecko Environment Centre to learn more about lake, which is like the heartbeat of Cambodia, providing sustenance to millions of Khmers.

Lunch at local restaurant or hotel

In the afternoon, we continue to visit the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" and local market for shopping. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for next destination.

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