Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our guide who will be carrying placard of your name. Your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers and all contact information of your guide and local offices.
Proceed for Sightseeing in Phnom Penh (4 hours)
Explore Phnom Penh, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with life and activity, as motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendors hawk their wares, and pedestrians go about their business. Start the tour with an insight into Cambodia's cultural heritage with a visit to the Royal Palace, still the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoi and the adjacent Silver Pagoda, also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the elegant National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer Art. Finally, explore the modern-day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh's two great markets, the Central Market, located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building or the sprawling Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from Cds and Dvds to silks, crafts, jewellery and more.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP (B)
Today, Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom
Visit the Royal City of Angkor Thom. Of the five monumental gates, the 20m-high South Gate is the best preserved of all and is flanked by elephants and crowned with massive stone faces watching all who enter. On either side of the bridge leading to the gate are spectacular naga balustrades supported by rows of demon and gods. Visit Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King The Terrace of Elephants was used for viewing public ceremonies and was a base for the King's grand audience hall. The famous lines of elephants are at either end of the retaining walls. North of the Terrace of Elephants is a platform named â??Terrace of the Leper King'. On the platform is a nude statue - one of Angkor mysteries. Visit a temple for sunset (90 minutes)
Watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple.
The crown jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. Upon entering the main structure, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface of the temple, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted from the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
Overnight in Siem Reap
DEPARTURE TRANSFER (B)
After breakfast checkout & proceed for departure transfer.