Pre Rup temple is known as a mountain temple due to the steep climb to the towers at the top. It’s well worth making the effort to get to the top as you’ll get a unique view of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Pre Rup is one of the earlier temples built by the Khmer Kings and a popular temple with visitors.
We will then visit Banteay Samre which is a stunning example of Khmer architecture which was built in a similar style to Angkor Wat temple. This is one of the more popular temples in the complex and you can easily spend an hour exploring the towers and looking at the intricate carvings.
we’ll see one of the highlights of your visit to Siem Reap – Banteay Srei. This unique temple is made from pink sandstone from the quarries in the Kulen Mountain range. It is also home to some intricate carvings which if the legend is true, were carved by women. It’s said that the carvings are too beautiful to have been carved by men!
We will visit Ta Prohm which is also known as the Tomb Raider temple. This famous temple was used as a set for the Tomb Raider Movie starring Angelina Jolie. This old temple has been left to the elements and the jungle is growing through the middle of the building.
Finally, we’ll visit Banteay Kdei which is known as the Citadel of Chambers or the Citadel of Monks’ Cells. This Buddhist temple is located nearby Ta Prohm and is another popular temple on the trail.
On the second day of this tour, we will start with one of the floating villages which sit on top of the great Tonle Sap lake. These villagers live their daily lives on the water. Kids go to school, parents go to work, markets are bustling, and this all takes place on floating structures which sit on top of the water! We’ll take a boat and explore the villages and flooded forests.
Then we’re off to see the Roluos Group of the temples where we will see some of the oldest temples built during the Khmer Empire. The three temples in this area used to form part of an ancient capital city which predates Angkor Wat by a couple of hundred years. Here you’ll get to see Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko.
On the last day of this tour, you’ll see the best that the Angkor Archaeological Park has to offer. We’ll start the tour with a visit to Angkor Wat, the reason why most people come to visit Siem Reap. Angkor Wat attracts over 2 millions visitors per year and is the largest temple built during the Khmer empire.
After exploring the massive Angkor Wat, we’ll head over to Preah Khan. Which is another 12th century temple built by the famous king Jayavarman VII. Unlike many other temples, Preah Khan has been left to the elements. It’s been made safe for visitors, but very little restoration work has taken place here.
Finally, we will visit the majestic Bayon temple.