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Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

1. Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 a.m to 8:20 am and head directly to purchase the Angkor pass. Afterward, we head to one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the South Gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Next visit is Bayon temple, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom city. Then, we drive to Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. It was also used as a backdrop for the film Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie before lunch. In the afternoon, start to visit to the fascinating Angkor Wat, the largest sacred building on the planet and an icon of the Khmer civilization. It was built by King Suyavarman and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It contains hundreds of decorations that cover the walls and the longest bas-relief in the world. It is surrounded by a giant moat, and its five towers are part of the Cambodian flag, and from the top you can see the impressive and dense jungle. Climb up mountain of the Phnom Bakheng for sunset and then drive you back to Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

2. Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

Explore Angkor Wat and visit the enchanting floating villages of Cambodia. See Ta Prohm jungle temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, and trek along tranquil forest roads that are inaccessible by car. View Cambodia's dense jungle from the top of Ta Keo Temple, built by the Khmers over 1,000 years ago. On this private 3-day tour visit the ancient Buddhist university of Preah Khan, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, and admire the famous island temple Neak Pean. Go boating on the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, and see one of Cambodia's famous floating markets as well as a crocodile farm. Experience the exquisite ‘Women’s Citadel’, then trek up Kbal Spean Hill to see the hidden waterfall and an 11th century carving of Hindu deities on the river bed. Then visit Banteay Samre Temple. Day 1: Ta Prohm /Ta Nei /Takeo/Angkor Thom/ Bayon (L) Morning visit to Ta Prohm. Continue to Tanei, a temple inaccessible by car, and then Ta Keo Temple. Afternoon visit to the Victoria Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, and Leper King Terrace, the enclosure of the Royal Palace. Also visit Phimean Akas Temple, Baphuon Temple, and the impressive Bayon Temple. Evening dinner at a local restaurant with an Apsara traditional dance performance. Day 2: Angkor Wat/Preah Khan/Floating Village (L/D) Morning visit to Angkor Wat. Continue to Preah Khan and Neak Pean. Afternoon visit to the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Day 3: Banteay Srei/Kbal Spean/Banteay Samre (L) Morning visit to Banteay Srei. Continue to Kbal Spean, and enjoy a picnic lunch and visit to a sugar palm farm to meet the local farmers. Visit Banteay Samre Temple. Return to the city, where the tour ends at your hotel.

Full-Day Private Tour of Angkor Temple Complex

3. Full-Day Private Tour of Angkor Temple Complex

Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day tour from Siem Reap. The 60-square-mile site of Angkor is what remains of an ancient royal Khmer city deep in the jungle of Cambodia. It includes exquisitely detailed temples that were built under the direction of Angkor’s kings from the 9th to the 15th centuries, before being mysteriously abandoned around 1430. Begin with a visit to the ancient capital of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate and explore Bayon Temple before continuing to Baphuon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King, and Ta Prohm ̶ a beautiful jungle temple that has been relatively untouched since it was discovered. In the afternoon after lunch time, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. Few places anywhere on Earth match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a veritable lost city in the midst of the Cambodian jungle. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, and sculptural detail make it one of the finest monuments ever constructed.

Angkor Thom Afternoon Tour by Tuk Tuk

4. Angkor Thom Afternoon Tour by Tuk Tuk

See the stunning temples of Angkor Thom on a half-day afternoon tour, traveling by typical tuk tuk. Following a pick-up from your Siem Reap hotel, drive to the royal city and former capital of the Khmer Empire to walk among the ornate temples of Bayon and Baphuon. Upon arrival, enter the city through the impressive South Gate, and drive towards Bayon Temple. At first glance the temple is nothing more than a shapeless mass of stones. Get closer, and you will see enigmatic faces carved on the temple walls, depicting scenes of Khmer life. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants to see where the Khmer kings viewed their victorious armies as they returned to the citadel. Next, look at the detailed carvings of the Terrace of the Leper King, winding your way along a narrow passage that leads to the 3-tiered Temple of Baphuon, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.

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What people are saying about Baphuon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 37 reviews

I only had one full day in Siem Reap and decided to take a tour to maximize my time there. I wound up picking this tour just by chance and was pleasantly surprised. My guide and driver met me at my hotel in the morning. We went to the Angkor Wat complex and toured each temple and had lunch midday. After each temple the driver would pick us up give us water and a towel to freshen up with. The service was great. My guide, Seila, was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. He explained the history of each temple, the plant life in the area, the sculptures on the walls and even took some really cool photos for me. All in all, I was really happy with the tour and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Amazing tour of Angkor Wat! if you are lucky enough to get Sean you're in for a treat! he's knowledgeable and funny as well as an excellent photographer. Seeing these temples was a dream come true, and it was wonderful to have a guide explaining every single detail. It was great for a history nerd like me. I highly recommend this tour & Sean. He went out of his way to ensure I was having a great experience.

We had a a free upgrade to private tour and we loved it! Our tour guide, I believe his name was Sean, was so so helpful and responsive to our requests, very accommodating. The driver was awesome too! Had cold towels and waters every time we got in the car, felt like royalty all day:) we saw everything we wanted and he was super knowledgeable and funny. Great time. Recommended ten fold.

I had a great day with this tour guide company, My tour guide Sean was very knowledgeable about all of the temples we visited as well as Cambodian history and culture. highly recommended!

There were only two people on the tour but they ran the whole tour for just the two of us. Our guide Sok was very attentive to us and we would book again.