Angkor Wat Temple Daily Tour / USD 16

One Day Angkor Wat Tour for only USD 16 / per Person

Discover the temples of Angkor, representing 600 years of Khmer civilization (802-1432 AD), on a full-day small group tour. You’ll learn about one of Asia’s greatest kingdoms from your historian guide.

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres). It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura,  the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.


The Tour:

You’ll be picked up at your Siem Reap hotel between 07:40 and 8:30 and head out for a full day exploring the spectacular temples of Angkor. Angkor Wat is the world’s largest sacred building and an architectural masterpiece. Built in the 12th century, the temple took 30 years to complete and represents Khmer civilization at its peak.
You’ll also visit the southern gate of Angkor Thom, which is flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side (gods to the left and demons to the right), and the fortified city of Angkor Thom.
At the Bayon temple (12th century), you’ll admire its beautifully crafted central towers covered with over 200 enormous faces, and then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of the Elephants.
Following lunch and a rest break, you’ll set out to see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor.
Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot rediscovered this crumbling site.
After exploring the maze-like interior of Ta Prohm, you’ll head back to your hotel.

Tour Duration:  8 hours
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide in English

 

What’s Included:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off  (in Siem Reap)
  • Professional historian/English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included:
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

Know before You Go:
• A private tour is also available
• Dress code is smart casual and clothing must cover your shoulders and knees
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended


Price:
  only USD 16 / perPerson

 

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