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Angkor Walkers | September 26, 2017

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2 Day – Angkor Essentials

Below is a sample itinerary for a Two Day Tour of Siem Reap, including the temples of Angkor. Each Angkor Walkers tour is customized, so please feel free to contact us to discuss your perfect two 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.

Day 1

Morning Tour : The tour will start from a visit to Ta Prohm the over-grown temple where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. Continue to visit the off-road and over-grown Ta Nei  temple where you will claim the whole temple to yourself away from the tourist TRAPS.

Then 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.

Afternoon Tour: Journey will continue to visit South Gate of Ankgor Thom, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, Former Royal Palace, the less visited and atmospheric Preah Palilay.

If you wish to experience sunrise and sunset, we would suggest to either do it on the first day or the second day of the tour which we have to start from Angkor Wat. 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.

For sunset, we will choose the best place for you to experience this magical time of day, such as a leisurely paddle boat ride along the Angkor Thom moat with a glass of wine or gin and tonic and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water engineering systems.

Most guide books suggest watching the sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill, however we would not  recommend this because it is usually busy with huge crowd.

Day 2

Morning Tour: Tour will start with a departure to the north of Siem Reap heading toward Banteay Srey temple, the citadel of woman. The jewel indisputable of Khmer Art with its hard and pink sandstone, wonderfully sculpted, perfectly preserved and restored. To local people, it is known as a ” Lady Temple.” which you should not miss if you spend at least two days in Siem Reap.

The journey will continue to visit Landmine Museum  to learn the recent history of Khmer Rouge and Cambodian civil war which will reflect the 21st century Cambodia with a drive through countryside.

Afternoon Tour: These are just suggestions in the afternoon after visiting Banteay Srey and Landmine Museum.

  1.  If you are keen to learn more about how Silk is made and woven then Silk Farm is the next destination.
  2. This is another disturbing side of 21st century Cambodia, the Floating Village, to learn the challenges Cambodian fishing community faces with their mobile floating homes on the Tonle Sap Lake, the great lake of Southeast Asia.
  3. The last option for the afternoon is that if you feel like you wish to learn more about the Khmer Civilization, the Angkor National Museum is the perfect introduction.

Please email us for the detailed itinerary.

 

Angkor Wat. www.angkorwalkers.com

Ta Prohm temple. www.angkorwalkers.com

floating village in Siem Reap. www.angkorwalkers.com