We utilize the local form of the transport…the iconic tuk tuk…to show you the most famous of Angkor’s temples. This full day tour will guide you through the wonders of ancient Angkor…from the amazing Angkor Wat…the many faces of Bayon, and the wonders of Ta Prohm’s jungle setting…as well as some of our lesser known temples, all with their own intriguing story to tell.
Angkor Essential Tour
Feed the elephants
Angkor Thom (the grand capital there are many temples inside such as Bayon temple, Baphoun temple, Pimean Akas temple Royal Palace and elephant terrace). Monk blessing
Taprom temple, known as the Tomb Raider temple (where Angelina Jolie was filmed in the movie "The Tomb Raider)..
Tour Cost $70 US for 2 people, extra person $15 US extra charge.
Length of visit: full day from 7am to 4:30pm. A sunrise or sunset visit is $10 extra charge.
Begin your day with a visit to the world famous magnificent Angkor Wat Temple (early-mid 12th century, Suryavarman II) originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. This impressive temple-mountain is considered the masterpiece of Khmer architecture and sculptural art. It is the pride of the Kingdom. After admiring the unequalled bas-reliefs and searching for the uniquely enigmatic Apsara smiles, continue to visit the south gate of Angkor Thom (“Large City”), the last capital of the Khmer Empire (late 12th - early 13th Century, Jayavarman VII. Also you can feed the elephants there and stroll through the expansive setting and visit the most varied historical highlights: the famous Bayon with its spectacular giant smiling Buddhas, the nearby temple-mountain of Baphuon, the Royal Enclosure with the Phimeanakas temple,Terrace of the Elephants, and you will get a unique experience a monk blessing at the temple near by. In the afternoon after lunch at a local restaurant, start exploring the Ta Prohm Temple (mid 12th to early 13th century, Jayavarman VII, enlarged by Indravarman II). This temple is one of the most famous, as it is still exactly as it was when abandoned; overgrown by colossal ancient trees and roots.
Transfer back to the hotel.
Wear proper clothes. Your shoulders must be covered with sleeves, and your knees must be covered. Shorts, tank tops and other revealing clothes are considered disrespectful at the temple of Angkor and can result in your being denied admission.