Day 1: Siem Reap – Full-Day Temples of Beng Mealea and Banteay Srei
Beng Mealea Temple, the atmospheric jungle temple Beng Mealea, on the way to Koh Ker or in combination with other destinations closer to Angkor. Beng Mealea still looks like in the 19th century, when early French explorers found the huge complex swallowed by the jungle. Most parts of the long abandoned vast compound of Beng Mealea are not yet restored.
After Beng Mealea, we will visit Banteay Srei Temple, the pink sandstone temple was built by king Rajendravarman in the 10th century. You’ll see that the walls of Banteay Srei temple are covered with the most deep and intricate carvings of any of the temples in Angkor.
Then Back to Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Full-Day Temples of Angkor Small Group Tour
After breakfast in the hotel, we will start our first visit to Angkor Complex: Angkor Thom, the fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. We well stop at the famous Bayon temple and continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the terrace of the Leper Kings, then to Ta Phrom - It has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archaeologists to demonstrate the awesome power of nature.
In the afternoon we continue to Angkor Wat – is the largest and most impressive of all the temples and also the 7th wonder of the world. Back to your hotel , and we will continue the 2nd day tour.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Kampong Phluk and Roluos Group
The Tonle Sap is called the 'great lake' and is one of the two main topographical features of Cambodia. During the rainy season it can swell from 3,000 square kilometres to 7500 square kilometres. Tonle Sap is also one of the world’s richest sources of freshwater fish. Today we drive 30 minutes to the departure point at Chong Khneas village and cruise along a canal, past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants and even a hospital. See fishing nets being mended, children swimming and playing, floating pigpens and even crocodile enclosures.
After Visit Kampong Phluk we will continue our trip to visit Roulous temple group which are among the oldest Khmer monuments in the area, dating back to the 9th century reign of Indravarman I and part of the former city of Hariharalaya.
Roluos is a Cambodian modern small town and an archeological site about 13 km east of Siem Reap along NH6. Once it was the seat of Hariharalaya,first capital of Khmer Empire north of Tonlé Sap.
After visit Roluos Group, our guide and driver will transfer back to hotel.