• Travel in Cambodia: You have the chance to discover the World Cultural Heritages listed by UNESCO as temples in Angkor ancient capital, little visited Preah Vihear temple; visit non-touristic regions…

Travel in Cambodia in 8 days

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    We offer you this program to travel in Cambodia in 8 days to discover its essential sites such as the temples of Angkor and its capital of Phnom Penh. This tour is reserved for travelers who have passion for the heritages of this country.

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    . You will not miss the temples in Angkor - a masterpiece of the Khmer civilization by visiting the treasures of Humanity which are the temples: Banteay Srei, Bayon, Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat...In 2007, international researchers used satellite images and other modern techniques to conclude that Angkor was the largest city in the pre-industrial era with an area of ​​about 2000 square kilometers, the same area of Los Angeles today.

    . Through this travel in Cambodia, you have the chance to discover the World Cultural Heritage listed by UNESCO: the Preah Vihear which is a very famous temple but little visited. Preah Vihear is a temple located on a mountain crest in Cambodia near the border with Thailand. The first construction was started in the early 9th century to worship Shiva. The relics found in this temple indicate that this area was an important settlement of the Khmer Empire in the 12th century. In 2008, the temple was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This event caused military conflict between Cambodia and Thailand.

    The travel in non-touristic region is the great opportunity to discover Cambodia in depth with all its aspects: rural life, scenic countryside, ruins of temples…

    . To continue to travel in Cambodia, you will visit the capital of Cambodia with the must-see sites: Royal Palace, National Museum, markets...Phnom Penh is the largest city and also the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. This city possesses many buildings keeping the influences of French architecture and many excellent works of Khmer architecture.

    Notes: Please contact us by email: info@guideduvietnam.com for all details. We are able to organize this travel in Cambodia according to your availability, arrival and departure of your flight, your physical conditions, your need…

    Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh and visit the capital:
    To start your travel in Cambodia in 8 days, you are welcomed in the Phnom Penh airport and transfer to your hotel. The capital of Cambodia is considered as one of the most beautiful cities of the Indochinese peninsula. Despite the ravages of history, it still retains its charm not to be missed.
    Discover the city in Tuk Tuk: 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 Norodom King in 1866 and the Silver Pagoda. It is also the home of the king and his family. Stroll along the Mekong River at the end of the day to participate in daily life with local people.

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    Day 2: Phnom Penh:
    After breakfast, we will visit Tuol Sleng – the genocide museum. This museum was the Tuol Svey Prey High School but transformed into a detention center during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979.
    Visit Wat Phnom Temple where come the actual name of the capital of Cambodia;
    Excursion to Udong, the ancient capital of Cambodia, visiting the great stupas having a relic of the Buddha, ancient pagodas at the top of the hill. Back to Phnom Penh. Walk in the Russian market, the most animated in the capital.

    Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap:
    Visit the Apsara dance school. This dance is the World Cultural Heritage classified by UNESCO. Departure to Kompong Thom. Visit the pre-angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk built in the 7th century hidden in the jungle.
    Continuation of the travel in Cambodia in the region little visited by tourists. Arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to hotel and free time for your own discovery. You do not miss the Siem Reap night market. Night in Siem reap.

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    Day 4: Visit the temples of Angkor:
    Departure for unforgettable Ta Prohm covered by jungle which has the world-famous pictures. Discovery of the Grand Tour: Ta Keo in the shape of a pyramid and is distinguished by its simplicity. Neak, a large pool surrounded by stairs, for the purification rites.
    Leaving the city to the well-preserved Banteay Srei temple or the "City of Women". This temple venerating Shiva was built in the 10th century by King Jayavarman V. This little visited temple is known for its extraordinary motives of finesse. Relaxation with Khmer massage: One of nice souvenir while travel in Cambodia.

    Day 5: Siem Reap:
    15 minutes transfer by car after breakfast to start visit of Angkor Thom, including the Bayon temple mountain from the late 12th century / early 13th century.
    Then, you will visit Baphuon constructed in 11th century, imposing site of the French School of the Far East.
    Visit Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants on which the king and his court attended to the ceremony, and the terrace of the Leper King, so called because of a statue of a Judge of Hell in demonic appearance. Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, imposing "Temple Mountain" built in the XII century by King Suryavarman II. This unique sanctuary in the world is the representative of the talent and power of the Khmer Empire. The temple of Angkor Wat is admired throughout the world by the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, the richness of the sculpture and the great number of divinities that adorn the stone walls. Return to the hotel. Angkor Wat is one of the unforgettable memories after travel in Cambodia.

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    Day 6: Siem Reap - Preah Vihear:
    4 h transfer by car to visit Preah Vihear: an extraordinary temple on the mountain. This is masterpiece of Khmer culture but little visited. The inscription of this temple by UNESCO to the list of World Cultural Heritages caused the military conflict between Thailand and Cambodia in 2008. Travelers should adapt to local conditions as this travel in Cambodia takes place in the non-tourist region.

    Day 7: Preah Vihear - Siem Reap: 
    On the way back to Siem Reap, you will have many breaks to discover the rural life in Cambodia. Dinner-show of the dance of the Apsaras. This dance has been classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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    Day 8: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Departure:
    Transfer of 45 minutes to Tonle Sap Lake considered as the Khmer People's feeder with its floating Khmer villages.
    Boat to discover the Tonle Sap Lake. This boat trip combines with the daily life of the fishermen in the beautiful floating village of Kampong pluk.
    Return to Siem Reap. Stop in the village of manufacturers of shadow puppets.
    Depending on your availability, visit the Angkor Artisans Center. Its mission is to revive the ancient art of the Khmers. In this center, you will have the opportunity to see the young people learn the sculpture of wooden works, weaving, stone carving...Transfer to the airport for the departure flight. Your excellent travel in Cambodia in 8 days ends.

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