Classic Cambodia Short Tour in 5 Days
5 Days 4 Nights
The awe-inspiring temples with the buzzing capital of Phnom Penh, this 8 day trip is a perfect way to soak up the colors, culture and history of this captivating country. Witness the tragedy of the horrible past at Killing Fields, sit down for a sunset view over the Mekong River, or marvel at the grandeur of ancient Angkor Wat and see the enigmatic faces of the Bayon. The tales of glory and ruin, tragedy and joy are engraved into the silent stones and shine from the face of friendly Khmers. It’s your turn to listen.
Day 1 : Phnom Penh Arrival – Half Day City Tour
Arrival in Phnom Penh warm welcome by our professional tours guide at Phnom Penh International Airport transfer to hotel for check in for refreshment and relaxing after long flight.
Afternoon start a half day city tour including the Victory Monument, and the National Museum (called as Musee des Beaux-Arts). Next, you’ll visit a French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures – from throughout the ages. You’ll also discover the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside includes a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End of day stop at the Central market and in right time to views over the tree-lined avenues of the city during sunset.
Day 2 : Phnom Penh – Genocide Museum – Killing Fields
In the morning we visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S 21), followed the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek it is approximately 15Km from the city. You’ll witness Cambodia horrible recent past.
Afternoon, continue to visit Phnom Penh Municipality Hall, National Library, National Bank. End tour, stroll around 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. Back to the hotel
Day 3 : Phnom Penh – Kompong Cham
Morning time after breakfast at hotel and then travel by vehicle to Kompong Cham – stop on the way visit Skun Market known as the tarantulas market (large spider), arrival at Kompong Cham province, have a sight-seeing trip, visit Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (Male and Female hill) and Nokor Bachey Temple (12th century).
Afternoon continue to visiting HAN JEY temple to see Sunset view over the Mekong river and fresh air with very beautiful lowland rice in the evening city tour in province,
Day 4 : Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom
Morning time-after breakfast at the hotel departure by route number 7 with connection to road number 6, one of the 5 provinces bordering Lake Tonle Sap, on the way watching stone carving workshops along the road and continue to Kompong Thom which has through villages. After continue to visit Sambor Prei Kuk (Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk or Isanapura) is an archaeological site in Cambodia located in Kampong Thom Province, 30 km north of the Kampong Thom, the provincial capital, 176 km east of Angkor and 206 km north of Phnom Penh. The complex belongs to the Pre-Angkorian era of Chenla (late 6th to 9th centuries AD) and it was one of its capitals known then as Isanapura. The Cambodian government has included Sambor Prei Kuk on its Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 5 : Kompong Thom – Siem Reap
Morning time, after breakfast in hotel restaurant, we are going from Kompong Thom to Siem Reap by national road number 6 (154 Km). On the way we stop to visit at Kompong Kdei Bridge.
Afternoon time, continuous our exploring to visit Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulders-hanging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Continue your visits to Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake and visit the temple of Ta Som as well as Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths"), undoubtedly used in the past for ritual bathing, accommodation at hotel.