Date(s) - 26/02/2019 - 02/03/2019
*4 Days / 3 Nights Trip to Cambodia*
Cambodia is a beautiful country bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Gulf of Thailand. Indian origin kings ruled over 600 years from 802 AD, facilitated the spread of first Hinduism and then Buddhism constructed more than 1,000 temples and monuments in Angkor alone. Angkor Wat is the most famous of these structures and is designated as a World Heritage Site.
Angkor Wat (“Capital Temple”) is a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, on a site measuring 402 acres. It was built by the King Suryavarman II, migrants from southern India in the early 12th century. Its a must see place for everyone.
KeyTerns has designed this trip covering key places in Siem Reap that includes Angkor Wat.
- Visiting World’s largest religious monument at Angkor Wat, UNESCO listed
- Seeing many other beautiful and heritage temples and monuments
- Travelling to Kulen Mountains, seeing 9th Century ‘The River of a Thousand Lingas’
- Watching Apsara Dance, the traditional dance from Cambodia
- Experiencing Cambodia Cultural Village
- Top rated hotel stay, and taking the guests to excellent Indian restaurants
- Local english speaking guide at Siem Reap
- Much more…
Itinerary in brief:
|Day 1||Arrival – Siem Reap – Angkor National Museum||D|
|Day 2||Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom & Ta Prom Temple||B|
|Day 3||Siem Reap –Phnom Kulen – Phnom Penh by bus||B|
|Day 4||Cambodian Cultural Village, Departure||B|
* B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Itinerary in details:
Day 0 Travelling by flight to Siem Reap from various cities in India.
Day 1 Arrival – Siem Reap – Angkor National Museum
- Arrive at Siem Reap. We will facilitate Airport Transfer to the hotel. For Chennai guests, Indian Architect who is leading the trip would accompany.
Soon after checking in and freshening up, we will travel to Angkor National Museum known as the grand entrance to a world-class heritage that reveals the glory of Angkor Civilization. This museum enhances the cultural heritage of the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom through amassed collection of invaluable artifacts and through state of the art multimedia technology exhibition for a full picturesque legendary story.
Later in the evening, we will see spectacular Apsara Dance show at a Restaurant with Dinner. For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, no visit to Cambodia is complete without witnessing at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as ‘Apsara Dance’ after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as ‘dance-drama’ in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.
We will go back to the hotel for the overnight stay..
Day 2: Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm (Meal: Breakfast)
We start early to see sunrise at the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.
Then we will drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire.
We will visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself.
We will continue our journey to view Terrace of the Leper King. Along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century.
We will then visit Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history.
In the evening, we will take a relaxed walk around busy Pub street or shopping at Angkor Night Market. Lunch & Dinner not included. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Phnom Kulen The River of a Thousand Lingas – Phnom Penh (Meal: Breakfast)
We’ll drive 48 kms North of Siem Reap to visit the holy Kulen Mountains, also referred to as Phnom Kulen (“Mountain of the Lychees”) by locals. The sandstone from this mountain was the main supplier of construction materials for the Angkor Kingdom. We’ll stop at the sacred site of The River of a Thousand Lingas, which features hundreds of lingas carved in the sandstone bed of the river, which date back to the 9th century. Further downstream, large blocks of stone, also under water, are carved with Apsaras dancers and Vishnu figures. Next on the agenda is a wander around the mountain-top pagoda which is home to relics, statues and a large reclining Buddha. The last mountain stop will be Kulen Waterfall, featuring a natural pool which is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day and a great picnic spot too, so that’s what we’ll do.
Evening session would be filled with the historic moments at the War Museum to know about the hidden secrets of East Asian Wars.
Lunch & Dinner not included. Overnight stay at Seam Reap.
Day 4: Seam Reap – Departure (Meal: Breakfast)
Wake up early and have breakfast and Check out the hotel to visit the exciting Cambodian Cultural Village. Cambodian Cultural Village is a theme park and museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The theme park was constructed in 2001 and opened to the public on 24 September 2003. It covers a total area of 210,000 square meters.
Transfer to airport for departure to the destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.
Cost: 250 USD per person (Approximately Rs.18500 Per Person. You get early bird discount of Rs.1000 if paid 20% on or before 31st December 2018. You get Rs.1000 discount on every additional person that you bring in. Payment Air Tickets to be paid directly or to KeyTerns by 06th Jan 2019. Balance Payment to be paid by 31st Jan 2019.
- Hotel stay is twin sharing based. Hotel will be similar to the list given below.
- KeyTerns reserves the right to cancel the trip at any point in time under an unavoidable situation and if done, 100% trip money will be refunded. This does not include Air tickets refund, which will be as per Airlines policies.
|Location||HOTEL NAME & ROOM TYPE||# NIGHTS|
|SIEM REAP||Grand Bayon Hotel 3* – Deluxe Balcony city view Room||3|
- 3 * Hotel Stay with daily breakfast
- Meal: as mentioned in the plan.
- Airport transfers & local transport by AC vehicle
- Architect curated with local guide, covering sightseeing
- Air tickets (Around Rs.20K)
- All fees including entrance fee, camera fee, etc.
- Cambodia Visa stamp fee: Around Rs.2500 (Passport valid more than 6 months, enough space for visa stamp (1 free space), 1 passport photo (4X6), cash 30$)
- Lunch & Dinner not in plan, and Travel insurance,
- Anything not included in inclusions.
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