Begin your day with pick up from your hotel at 8 am and transfer to the Siem Reap Military Airport to experience the beauty of Angkor Wat and other temples in the national park as you cruise high above during a thrilling helicopter ride over this UNESCO World Heritage listed site. You’ll get an aerial view during the 14-minute shared flight over this archaeological park, and then see the ruins up close in this helicopter flight for having an introduction of Angkor.
After flight, we will start an overland tour to Angkor Wat. It's the best preserved of all the temples. Its layout and its scale are simply breathtaking, the wall surrounding the enclosure measures 1,000 by 800 meters and the moat. Angkor Wat is an architectural allegory of the mythical Mount Meru in the center of the world (Himalaya). This amazing temple homes the longest continuous bas relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls.
We also explore the Angkor Thom complex. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. Inside the walls the king, his relatives and officials, military officers and priests took residence, the rest of the people lived outside of the great enclosure, between the two artificial lakes. Our visit will begin with the South Gate, a beautiful introduction to Angkor Thom with well-restored statues of Asuras (demons) and gods lining the bridge. Inside the complex, we will first visit the Bayon with 200 endless smiling faces. This temple mountain situated in the center of Angkor Thom City where sets the Bayon apart from many other Angkor monuments and we will continue to the Elephant Terrace, which owes its name to its outstanding depiction of these animals and the Terrace of Leper King, which presents a magnificent sculpture, popularly known as the leper king and then we continue the tour to Ta Phrom was a monastery built by the king Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother as well as a school.
Ta Phrom has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archeologists to demonstrate the awesome power of nature. It has been largely consumed by the jungle and as you will climb through the dilapidated stone structures you will see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple. At every turn you will expect to see Indiana Jones (Lara Croft) steps out from behind a fallen pillar around you.
This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point.
Various Location around Siem Reap
Krong Siem Reap
Meet at your hotel lobby at 8 am (in Siem Reap town)
Krong Siem Reap
Guest Name: Mrs. Zully Castro
Country: United States
N.of Person: 1 pax
Booked: Best Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tours
Tour Style: Classic Highlight Tours
Duration: 14 Days