1 Day – Angkor Essentials
36 hours in Siem Reap with Angkor Walkers, the beauty, the friendliness, the Ancient temples. That’s all anyone ever talks about when you say you are going to Cambodia, Angkor Wat. All of it’s true. Particularly the part about the Angkor temples and its people.
Below is a sample itinerary for a one day tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park. Each Angkor Walkers tour is customized, so please feel free to contact us to discuss your perfect one day itinerary. We are always happy to make suggestions, but why not also check out the ‘Tour Inspirations’ page for ideas of experiences that could await you.
One Day Angkor Wat Tour
Morning Tour : The tour will start from a visit to Ta Prohm the over-grown temple that brings you back to the abandoned period and that is where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. Continue to visit the off-road, abandoned and over-grown Ta Nei temple where you will claim the whole temple to yourself away from the tourist TRAPS.
Afternoon Tour: Begin with a visit to a famous and magnificent Angkor Wat temple. This architectural and religious masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and stretches over an area of about 210 hectares. Journey will continue to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace, the less visited and atmospheric Preah Palilay temple.
There are a few suggestions below to do after you visited temples in the afternoon if you wish to see more attractions and sites.
- Exploring Siem Reap town with a visit to local markets and Artisan D’ Angkor, a re-surviving art school after killing fields.
- If you wish to see sunset over Angkor temples or enjoying sunset on a leisurely traditional paddle boat ride at Angkor Thom moat accompanied by a glass of wine or gin and tonic and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water engineering systems.
- If you wish to experience sunrise, we would suggest to start from Angkor Wat at dawn. The beauty of sunrise and sunset depends on the mercy of the season in Cambodia.
In the dry season (November to June), sunrise and sunset tends to be more pleasant and beautiful to see. Whereas in the rainy season (July to October), it is sometimes cloudy and wet. Please email us for the detailed itinerary.