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Travel in Cambodia in 5 days

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    Travel in Cambodia - Indispensable sites in 5 days: This travel in Cambodia is to discover its inevitable treasures: Temples of the Angkor ancient capital classified as World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO.

    Angkor, a region in Cambodia, was once the capital of the Khmer Empire and flourished between the 9th and 15th century. More precisely, the Angkor period can be defined from 802, when the Hindu king Jayavarman II proclaimed himself "King of the World" until 1431, when the Thai people invaded Angkor and the capital of the Khmer Empire was moved to the south of actual Phnom Penh.

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    Most of the temples of Angkor are concentrated in a large area with a length of about 24 km and a width of about 8 km. With about 72 main temples, other buildings, small villages... the ancient capital of Angkor covers an area of about 3000 km, like the surface of Los Angeles today.

    After visiting the temples of Angkor in 3 days, you are transferred by car between Angkor and the present capital of Phnom Penh. It is the moment of the discovery of the countryside with the rural life of the Khmer people. One day/night in Phnom Penh gives you perfect images of the past, the present and the future of Cambodia by discovering its must-see sites in Tuk Tuk: National Museum, Royal Palace, essential markets... 

    Day 1: Siem reap – Arrival

    To start your travel in Cambodia, you are picked up at the Siem reap airport, the town near the Angkor ancient capital classified as World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, offer visits according to your taste, physical conditions... Dinner by admiring the Apsara dance, a typical Cambodian dance classified by UNESCO as the Immaterial Cultural Heritage of the World.

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    Day 2: Visit of Angkor temples:

    6 km transfer by car to visit Angkor Thom, including Bayon Temple Mountain built in the 12th century / early 13th century. Then, discover the Baphuon built in 11th century.

    Visit Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants on which the king and his court attended the ceremony, and the terrace of the Leper King because of a statue representing a Judge of Hell in demonic appearance.

    Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, imposing temple built in the 12th century by the Suryavarman II King. This unique sanctuary in the world is the representative of the height of the Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat is a temple in Cambodia and is one of the largest religious monuments in the world with 162.6 hectares. So, Angkor temples represents inevitable interests while travel in Cambodia. A big great moment of sharing!

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    Day 3: Visit of Angkor temples:

    After the quiet breakfast at the hotel, departure for unforgettable Ta Prohm Temple covered by jungle known by the world-famous pictures: The giant roots running through the walls of the temple. Discovery of the Grand Tour: Ta Keo temple in the shape of a pyramid and is distinguished by its simplicity; Neak Poan, a large pool surrounded by stairs, for the purification rites.

    In the afternoon, boat trip to explore the Tonle Sap Lake considered as the Nourishing Mother with its floating villages of Khmer people. Don’t miss Kampong Pluk floating village. Relaxation with Khmer massage: A great experience of Khmer culture. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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    Day 4: Siem Reap – the Phnom Penh Capital:

    In the morning, visit the center of Craftsmen of Angkor created to showcase the traditional crafts of the Khmer people destroyed by the regime of the Khmer Rouge.

    In the afternoon, transfer to Phnom Penh, stops at pleasure for the discovery of rural life in its picturesque countryside. Try the grilled insects on the road if you have courage! Arrival in Phnom Penh, walk along the Mekong Rive side to discover the local life.

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    Day 5: Phnom Penh – Departure:

    We take the Tuk Tuk to visit the magnificent National Museum built in 1917 with its richest collection of Khmer sculptures of two periods: pre-Angkorian (4th century) and post-Angkor (14th century).

    Visit the Royal Palace built by the Norodom King in 1866 and the Silver Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit Wat Phnom where comes from the name of the capital of Cambodia: Phnom penh.

    Discovery of the Russian market, cradle of products: art, wood and stone carvings, jewelry, silks, clothes…Transfer to leave the capital. Your beautiful travel in Cambodia ends.

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