Suit for the weekend holidays, during 6 days you will get a happy tour in Cambodia. You will rarely find a village of silversmiths as Kampong Luong, where you can watch the process of making silver objects and take several tiny and delicate boxes as souvenirs. And our tour also halt at Oudong, one of the ideal tourism destinations with the combination of modern and ancient style. Besides, we have arranged the time for exploring Battambang with the impressive natural sights. Visit the amazing Angkor Temples.
|Day 1||Phnom Penh – Arrival||Arrive at Phnom Penh and explore Royal Palace.||D|
|Day 2||Phnom Penh – Battambang||Visit Kampong Luong village, taste the beauties of a series of...||B|
|Day 3||Battambang - Siem Reap||Visit Phnom Sampeau, ancient Khmer Traditional House and the Wat Ek...||B|
|Day 4||Siem Reap – Angkor Remote Temples||Visit Hariharalaya with the Rolous group, Banteay Srei and Banteay...||B, L|
|Day 5||Siem Reap – Angkor Temples||Visit Ta Prohm, ruins at Angkor Wat, explore Angkor Thom and...||B|
|Day 6||Siem Reap – Departure||Visit the Angkor Silk Farm and join in a Cambodian Cooking Class.||B, L|
Arrive at Phnom Penh and explore Royal Palace.
Arrive at Phnom Penh and you will be picked up by our guide to your hotel for check in and dropping off your luggage. Spend all of the rest of time of this day to explore Royal Palace, the famous complex in the capital of Cambodia and known as a symbol of the Kingdom. It was built in 1866 and designed to become a giant and silent space with the high walls surrounding and various Royal buildings inside. Except the area of the actual Royal residence, the Khemarin Palace, most of the palace grounds and Silver Pagoda are opened to the public. We will halt at the Silver Pagoda, which famous for 5000 silver tiles made up to the floor. At last, visit National Museum and Toul Sleng Museum to look in to the reminders of Khmer Rouge regime.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Visit Kampong Luong village, taste the beauties of a series of temples and stupas in Oudong, reach to Battambang.
Start up in early morning, we drive about 5 hours to Battambang. The first place we visit is Kampong Luong – the village of silversmiths. There were about 30-40 families living by the job as silversmiths, but many are living because it is a not profitable business. Observe delicate hands creating ornate and fashionable silver objects and take some tin silver boxes, often in animal shapes which are popular souvenirs of tourists. Go on travelling, reach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia before Phnom Penh. Up to now, Oudong has hold great significance as three hills which are home to various stupas containing the remains of several former Khmer Kings. Climb up along the main stairway, we reach to the summit and view the impressive sights of surrounding countryside. Enjoy the picnic lunch at the small riverside town of Kampong Chhnang. In the afternoon, learn how the community makes pottery the traditional way and observe how sugar is collected from the sugar palm trees before arrive at Battambang.
Overnight in Battambang.
Visit Phnom Sampeau, ancient Khmer Traditional House and the Wat Ek Phnom, have departure.
Have breakfast, and go to visit Phnom Sampeau. It is a massive limestone outcrop dissected by a number of caves, best visited in early morning or late afternoon when the light and the spectacular views are at their best. Continue to visit an ancient Khmer Traditional House and the Wat Ek Phnom – an interesting place with a freshly constructed working temple right in front of the ruins. Today, Wat Ek Phnom is the centre of festivals for the people in nearby village. Then, explore the grounds of this intriguing place before heading back to Battambang for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Siem Reap and it is the end of this tour.
Visit Hariharalaya with the Rolous group, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre temple.
All the time of this day will be spent time on visiting the local temples. At first, come to the ancient Khmer civilization site – Hariharalaya, well developed in the late 9th century. It is famous for Rolous Group, which refer to 3 earliest temples in the Angkor area: Lo Lei, Preah Koh, and Bakhong Temples. Have lunch in a local friendly family, and then drive to the rural outskirt, visit the smallest but magnificent temple: Banteay Srei. It was built in 10th century, dedicated to Shive and is considered as the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture with the beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. On the way come back to Siem Reap, we will visit the Banteay Samre, the temple adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishnu as well as Krishna legends.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Visit Ta Prohm, ruins at Angkor Wat, explore Angkor Thom and surroundings.
Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm – which you should not miss in Siem Reap. It disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, is one of the best tourism places with the oddly haunting and exotic scene. Its unique beauty is that many magnificent roots push between the huge stone blocks. Then transfer to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the rare beauties in the world. Explore this complex until about 9:00 and come back to the hotel for breakfast, have rest through the noon to avoid the heats of the day. In the afternoon, explore the royal city Angkor Thom and the surroundings of the complex including Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Visit the Angkor Silk Farm and join in a Cambodian Cooking Class.
Have breakfast and you will have great experiences on this day in The Angkor Silk Farm where you can give excellent insight into how silk is traditionally made. You will hear about the each step of the process, from growing the mulberries to providing the essential ingredients to grow and feed silkworms. Sometimes, you can observe craftswomen at work and bring home some memorable souvenirs or gifts. After that, join in a Cambodian Cooking Class to learn about how to prepare some local dishes, from choosing the ingredients to trying cooking some dishes with instruction and demonstration by the chef and enjoy your creation following the class. Free in the afternoon for relaxation in the pool or walking around the old market.
Transfer for departure.
Meals5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
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