"Must See & Do" in Cambodia
You're spoiled for choice of things to do in and around the magical country of Cambodia, so if you are looking for inspiration check out the list of can't miss tours and activities for your magical journey to Angkor and Cambodia.
• "Can't Miss" Tours in Cambodia
» Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
Be mesmerized on this Angkor Wat private tour from Siem Reap. Tour of Cambodia's Royal Temples of Angkor,l begin at the south gate of Angkor Thom City and explore the Bayon before continuing to Baphuon temple, the Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings. After lunch, spend most of the afternoon in Angkor Wat before returning to Siem Reap.
Located near the small town of Siem Reap, the Angkor temple complex is comprised of countless ceremonial structures built between the 9th and 13th centuries by the once mighty Khmer Empire.
Your private tour of Angkor Wat starts from the South Gate of Angkor Thom City. Explore the centrepiece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayon is known for it's decorative Khmer temple and it's distinctive features are the serene and massive stone faces that tower around the central peak.
Your tour conitnues with visits to Baphuon temple, the Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas as well as the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings. Enjoy lunch in front of Angkor Wat before entering this magnificent temple - easily the most famous and best-preserved of all structures within the Complex. Enjoy most of the afternoon here before heading back to Siem Reap.
» Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour
Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day, small-group temples tour from Siem Reap. See the iconic Angkor Wat and the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple. Wander around Ta Prohm, where the trees are intertwined among the ruins, and enjoy a traditional lunch in the forest. This is a perfect tour for those who want to see the highlights of the Angkor temples in one day.
On this full-day tour from Siam Reap, you’ll be awestruck by the grandeur of the temples of the Angkor region. You’ll visit Angkor Wat, the masterpiece of the Khmer empire with a vast moat and reflection pools. Wander through the galleries and admire the large bas-reliefs (carvings) depicting scenes of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
At the Bayon, be captivated by the temple’s smiling stone faces, radiating in all directions from the towers above. Discover the ancient history of the war between the Khmer and Cham from the detailed bas-reliefs that are interspersed with everyday life scenes like cockfighting, shopping at the market and childbirth.
Travel through the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where 54 gods and demons line the road in a cosmic tug of war. Enjoy a local lunch in the forest, where you’ll have time to relax in a hammock or play games with local village children.
Finish the day with a stop at the picturesque Ta Prohm, where Apsaras peek out from doorways and tree roots are laced around the ruins, creating a magical atmosphere.
» Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda
Explore Phnom Penh on this full-day private tour, takes in some of Cambodia's finest pieces of Khmer and French influences with visits in the morning to the Silver Pagoda and National Museum. After a tasty lunch, you will visit the Tuol Sleng Museum, a testament to Cambodia's recent bloody past under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime.
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, was a bustling commercial hub during French colonial days and today has re-established itself as the political and financial center of the country. Its rich historical past can be traced to the Khmer and French influence evident in the ornate Khmer-style temples and the grand colonial buildings and villas.
The most obvious examples of this include the National Museum and the Silver Pagoda which you will visit in the first part of this tour. After a tasty lunch, take a sobering look at Cambodia's disturbing past with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum, a testament to Cambodia's recent bloody past under the Khmer Rouge regime.
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