Discover the temples of Angkor, representing 600 years of Khmer civilization (802-1432 AD), on a full-day small group tour. You’ll learn about one of Asia’s greatest kingdoms from your historian guide. Enjoy a spectacular sunset at Bakheng Mountain.
What to Expect
You’ll be picked up at your Siem Reap hotel between 07:40 and 8:30 and head out for a full day exploring the spectacular temples of Angkor.
Angkor Wat is the world’s largest sacred building and an architectural masterpiece. Built in the 12th century, the temple took 30 years to complete and represents Khmer civilization at its peak.
You’ll also visit the southern gate of Angkor Thom, which is flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side (gods to the left and demons to the right), and the fortified city of Angkor Thom.
At the Bayon temple (12th century), you’ll admire its beautifully crafted central towers covered with over 200 enormous faces, and then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of the Elephants.
Following lunch and a rest break, you’ll set out to see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot rediscovered this crumbling site.
After exploring the maze-like interior of Ta Prohm, you’ll continue on to enjoy the sunset at Bakheng Mountain before heading back to your hotel.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Professional historian/English-speaking guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
- Bottled water
Know Before You Go
• A private tour is also available
• Dress code is smart casual and clothing must cover your shoulders and knees