DAY 01: ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP – CITY TOUR (Lunch, Dinner)
After you arriving at Siem Reap airport, you will welcome by our guide and driver. Next, in the center, hundreds of people streamed in and out of a small alcove where stately brass and bronze statues of Preah Ang Chek and Ang Chom stood. These sister deities, believed to have been Angkorean princesses, originally stood in the gallery of One Thousand Buddhas at Angkor Wat, however successive generations of monks moved them repeatedly to keep their whereabouts secret from invaders and treasure hunters, until they were finally enshrined in their current location in 1990. We will start to visit Wat Thmey then, Continue visit WarMemorial Monument. Lunch at local restaurant. Check in hotel for refreshment. This afternoon, we enjoy do shopping around old market. Then, we will go to visit the Silk Farm in Puk District (18 Km from town) where can see the whole process of making silk from the center. Dinner with apsara dance show at local restaurant. Free at Pub Street (Night Market). Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 02: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT – ANGKOR THOM – TA PROHM (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00am - pick up from your hotel. We visit the immense walled city of 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. Then we begin our visit at the Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman in the 11th century. Our climax is the enigmatic and enchanting temple of the Bayon. Lunch at local restaurant. This afternoon, we journey out to the jungle temple Ta Prohm where Tomb Raider was filmed. 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. Then, we continue to 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. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor. Then view sunset from Bakheng Mountain.Remark: Due to authority set new rule Bakheng Hill allow only 300tourists claim up each time so normally we need to be there around 04:00PM. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 03: SIEM REAP PHNOM PENH – CITY TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. 07:30am - this morning, we will transfer you to bus station for travelling to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, you will transfer directly to hotel for check in. Lunch at local restaurant. We explore the stunning Royal Palace complex, home to the Cambodian royal family and a symbol of the nation. We begin amid the beautiful royal gardens, landscaped with tropical plants and studded with gleaming spires. We enter the Throne Hall where the royal receptions are held and the Cambodian king's coronation took place. We then pass the Napoleon III Pavilion made from iron, a gift from the French emperor in the 19th century.We continue to the Silver Pagoda, named after the 5000 silver tiles covering the floor, each weighing 1kg. Inside are some of the country's most cherished treasures, including a life-size gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds, the largest weighing 25 carats. Then free at Aeon Super Market which is the best & biggest mall in Cambodia. In the late afternoon, we board a local boat for a sunset cruise on the river. We set off on the Tonle Sap River, which famously reverses direction each year, acting as the world's largest natural flood barrier for the Mekong River. We cruise past the Royal Palace compound and around the Chrouy Changvar Peninsular on to the mighty Mekong River. We cruise past small villages and see fishing boats preparing their catch. We return to Phnom Penh after dark. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 04: DEPART PHNOM PENH – CITY TOUR – KUALA LUMPUR (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00am - Then, come face to face with the horrific crimes of the Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng was a former high school that the Khmer Rouge turned into a centre for interrogation, torture and death. Today it is a museum of torture and serves to remind visitors of the terrible atrocities that came to pass in Cambodia. 17,000 people passed through the gates of this prison and only seven lived to tell the tale. We then make for Wat Phnom, a symbol of the city. Located on one of the few hills in this pancake-flat capital, the first pagoda was originally built in 1373 to house Buddha statues discovered in the Mekong by a woman named Penh. This gives us the modern name of the city, Phnom Penh or Hill of Penh. Cambodians come to the shrine to pray for luck in love and life, employment and exams, so there it is always a bustling place. Then visit the independent monument, KingMorodom Statue & Chaktomuk Riverside. Lunch at local restaurant. We travel to the Russian Market, one of the premier shopping destinations in the Cambodian capital. Known as Psar Tuol Tom Pong, it earned its nickname in the 1980s, when Russians were the only tourists in Cambodia. A rambling place, it is bursting with bargains, including handicrafts, carvings, silk and textiles, clothing and footwear, and lots of pirated software, CDs and DVDs, not forgetting enough motorcycle parts to assemble a homemade moped. After some time here to browse or buy, we travel to the impressive Central Market, one of the city landmarks. Originally completed by the French in 1937, this striking structure is known as Psar Thmei in Khmer or New Market. The huge dome is wonderfully ventilated, a testament to the design, and this market is loaded with anything and everything available in Cambodia. Buy with caution, as this market has a reputation for overcharging or 'shaving your head' as Cambodians like to call it. Next transfer you to the Phnom Penh airport departure your next destination.
*Sequence of the above itinerary may vary on the actual.*