Siem Reap Temples Days - Small Group
Discover the best of Siem Reap Temples on a compact time frame. Exploring with our expert local guide all uncover the majestic temples of Angkor including soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor and intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei Temple.
- Duration 2 Days
- Live Guide Experiences Tour Guide Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide
- Instant Confirmation
- No Deposit Required
- Free Cancellation 48 hours before
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- 2 Days
- Small Group Tour
Day 1: Full Day Temples of Angkor Wat with Sunrise
We begin with a pre-dawn departure (4.30 to 5.00 am depending on the time of year) from your hotel for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness from the little-visited eastern side, and creep along hoary cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world.
Soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor, from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. We then explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Your expert local guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and give you an insight into life during the height of the Khmer empire.
We end our touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away, from your hotel), and a short rest. Continue the morning by visit the southern Gate of Angkor Thom, 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’ (12th century) we see its beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King, and the Terrace of Elephants.
Enjoy lunch at your own expense, and a rest break before move on to 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, return to your hotel after a long but fulfilling day, which will leave you with a lifetime of memories of one of wonders of the world.
Day 2: Banteay Srei Temples & More
Today we visit the most interesting temples outside Angkor Thom city. Departing your hotel at 8.00 am, you begin with first stop at Pre Rup Hindu temple built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.
Continue a drive for the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia. Banteay Srei has only been accessible since the late 1990s, when the Khmer Rouge left the area. We end our touring at Angkor with lunch at the temple (own expense), and a short rest.
Continue the afternoon by moving on to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. Construction of this site was commissioned by the great 'temple builder' Jayavaraman VII (in honour of his father) and a visit to this smaller site makes for an interesting contrast with the more imposing Angkor Wat. Preah Khan is currently being restored by the World Monument Fund and in places is in remarkably good condition. Late afternoon return to town after a memorable days exploration.
- Visit Sunrise at Angkor Wat
- Explore the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom City, Bayon,Ta Prohm Temple, Banteays Srei and temples outside Angkor Thom city
- Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide
- Air-con Vehicle
- Mineral Water
- Pickup and drop off from hotel
- Temples entrance fee
- Minimum 2 people per booking
- Booking with no deposit is required and the payment to be collected before tour start
- Breakfast: If your hotel room is include breakfast please request breakfast pack.
- Dress code is casual but shoulders and knees must be covered inside temples
- Two - Three days Temples entrance fee is usd62
please be ready at your hotel lobby
- Day 1: From 4:30am - 5:00am
- Day 2: From 7:50am - 8:20am