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Phnom Penh – Kompot – Battambang – Siem Reap

Tour Details

Day 1,Phnom Penh – Arrival

Transfer from Phnom Penh International Airport to the hotel (rooms may not be ready until the afternoon). Phnom Penh city tour: Stat your tour with cyclo to visit to Wat Phnom temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake. Founded in 1373, the pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. Visit the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages. Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. Enjoy a joint Sunset Cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. The boat will pass past floating villages, providing great views of the city’s rapidly changing skyline. Accommodation at hotel

Day 2,Phnom Penh - Kompot

Breakfast at hotel. Start your morning visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeung Ek to be executed; detainees who died during torture were buried in mass graves in the prison ground. Room after room the museum displays photographs of men, women and children covering the walls from floor to ceiling; virtually all the people pictured were later killed. End your morning visit to the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs. Depart from Phnom Penh for Kompot. Visit Kompot Pepper Farm. Pepper in Kompot is well known for Geographical Indication certificated. Upon arrival at Kampot and enjoy a tour of this quiet town which has preserved some nice French Colonial Architecture, Modern French Colonial Architecture, traditional Khmer Architecture, Chinese style shop-houses and the characteristic ‘Old Bridge’ of Kompot. Stop at the market. Check-in at hotel. Later afternoon, enjoy the beautiful and river cruise which is a must do during your visit to stay. The sunset roof boat takes you to the most beautiful part of the Kompot River. Have a swim, enjoy some drinks or just take the view of the ever changing sunset over the Bokor mountains. Return to hotel, if you are lucky, you will see the fireflies (aren't guaranteed). Accommodation at hotel

Day 3,Kompot – Battambang

Breakfast at hotel. Early morning departs from Kompot for Battambang. Stop in Kompong Chhnang to see the pottery village. Visit the floating village with private boat at Kompong Chhnang. After lunch, short stop to visit the stone carving in Pursat. Arrive in Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia, located on a rich and fertile plain which provides much of the rice and other important crops for the country. The Sangker River cuts through the town center, which is filled with colonial and shop house architecture. Enjoy Battambang’s truly unique form of local transportation and take a ride on the Bamboo Train through the picturesque countryside. Check-in at the hotel. Accommodation at hotel

Day 4,Battambang

Breakfast at hotel Drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Visit a Khmer Ancient House and make a stop to see the production of rice paper used for making spring rolls. Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Return to town for a beautiful Architecture-Walking Tours. Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy the magnificent view. Continues your visit to Phnom Samphov, a hill with the Killing Caves of the Khmer Rouge, a few others caves adorned with Buddhist statues, and a monastery with two Buddhist Stupas on the hilltop. You can see a cave about 100 metres or so up the rock face. Before sunset, you can witness a steady stream of bats exiting the cave. It takes about 40 minutes for all the bats to leave. There must be tens of thousands of bats that make this journey every night. Dinner at Jaan Bai (meaning” Rice Bowl” in Khmer), a social enterprise restaurant established by the Cambodian Children’s Trust to provide training and employment for disadvantaged youths, with all profits going to support the activities of the Trust. The restaurant was set up with the expertise and ongoing support of Asia’s best chef, David Thompson, of Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok, and restaurateur John Fink, owner of Australia’s best restaurant Quay in Sydney. Accommodation at hotel

Day 5,Battambang – Siem Reap

Breakfast at hotel Depart from Battambang to Siem Reap via Sisophon by overland. Make a stop at Preah Net Preah to see the village of stone carving. Continue to the Silk Farm at Puok and have lunch there. After lunch, take part in a sacred Buddhist ritual when visit the local pagoda, Wat Avear, take an ox-cart through the country side and visit a floating village. Take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia. Continue to Siem Reap town and transfer to hotel. Accommodation at hotel

Day 6,Siem Reap

Breakfast at hotel In the morning, hop on Tuk Tuk to visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphuon (recently re-opened after years of restoration) and end your morning visit at Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Enjoy a flight in a tethered Balloon from where you have a wonderful view of Angkor Heritage Site and the surrounding nature.(The timing of the Balloon flight will depend on the current wind conditions.). Then, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Accommodation at hotel

Day 7,Siem Reap

Kulen Mountain Range: Morning, drive through the typical Khmer countryside to the holy Kulen Mountain range which provided some of the stones used to build the Angkor temples. With beautiful sceneries to admire on the way up, our vehicle will bring us on a steep dirt road to the top of the mountain. There we first will see the site of the Lingas carved in the riverbed by successive kings of the Angkor period and a walk further will bring us to the site of a huge natural rock with on top a big reclining Buddha carved in the rock. Our walk will also bring us to a waterfall, don’t forget your swimsuits and join the locals! More carvings in the riverbed can be discovered above the waterfall. This is also a very popular place for Khmer people to come and enjoy their weekend with a picnic. In the afternoon, drive to the typical Khmer countryside and visit Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. In the afternoon drive to Banteay Srei temple, regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. Stop at a local village to visit families who are producing palm sugar. Dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant Accommodation at hotel

Day 8,Siem Reap - Departure

Breakfast at hotel Full at leisure for own activities to enjoy the hotel facilities until transfer out – no car/guide included Lunch not included Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination. “WE WISH YOU A WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS IN CAMBODIA”

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  • Duration : 8 Days, 7 Nights

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