In this group tour, you will experience the finest attractions in Angkor Archaeological Park in one day. We will start with a pick-up from your hotel between 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. All guests are advised to be ready between these periods and wait at their hotel lobby so we could go as soon as your guide arrives.
We will first stop at the Angkor Wat Ticket Office where you’ll pay (at your own account) and get your Angkor Pass. We’ll start our tour with Angkor Wat, one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Stand in awe as you witness Angkor Wat’s colossal structures and meticulous architecture. Learn from our experienced guides how the Angkor Wat represents the center of Khmer civilization and how the exceptional Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, during which time the Angkor Wat was built.
Explore the beautiful complexity of Angkor Wat’s vastness from its intricately carved hallways, columns and mysterious chambers to its grand courtyards. With your experienced guide, uncover the symbolic meanings of the fine carvings and bas reliefs for a deeper appreciation of Khmer civilization. As you stroll through the temple, discover small shrines still in use today by the local people.
Next, we continue to the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which covers a sprawling area of 6 square miles (10 km sq). Its walls are 6 meters wide, 8 meters high and 13 km in length. Within these walls was where the Khmer king lived, together with his kin, military officers, palace officials and priests. Enter from the monumental South Gate over a picturesque causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga, a deity in the form of a snake.
Within the complex is the mysterious Bayon temple, dubbed as the Temple of Smiling Faces. We shall continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. We then explore Ta Prohm, where you will surely get enchanted with the sight of the ruins taken over by tree roots, a demonstration of the awesome power of nature. Learn how the controversial site was left by French archaeologists to the destructive power of the jungle.
This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.