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Duration: 4D/3N

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DAY1. SIEM REAP ARRIVAL

Up on arrival at Siem Reap International Airport you are welcomed by local guide and driver and transferred to hotel for check in.
Siem Reap, the gateway city and ancient capital of Angkor, Cambodia and the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor. It is housed to thousands of monuments of Angkor. After Check In free at leisure, city tour, market for souvenir.

Overnight Stay in Siem Reap

DAY2. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLES - PRIVATE MONK BLESSING & SUNSET BOAT TRIP

After breakfast, the group will head out to the early-Angkor era temples of the Roluos Group, about 10 miles outside of Siem Reap. The surrounding countryside with its paddy fields and sugar palm trees is very typical for Cambodia – we’ll enjoy the beauty on a cow cart ride to Roluos Pagoda, a great and fun way to get in touch with rural Cambodia and its friendly people. Here, in a small contemporary pagoda, Buddhist monks will organize a private blessing ceremony for you, wishing your health and a safe journey – a very special experience! –

Afternoon begin your visit to to Angkor Thom. This afternoon your tour starts at the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you stop at the Southgate of this city to excurse the beautiful 54 statues of Gods and Demons flanked each side of walk way leading to the entry gate, and nice shots at the impressive faces of Buddhistatva Lokesvara ( future of Buddha). From here drive to Bayon temple for your next visit, the most attractive among the ruins in Angkor Thom containing 54 gigantic smiling faces of Buddha and the builder, King Jayavaraman the 7th, here your unique travel experience is seeing amazing base relief around the Bayon temple, then tour to the ruin of Baphoun, a temple mountain with remarkably steep stairway to its peak, continue to the nearby Royal Palace, Phimean Akas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. The remarkable temple complexes offer a startling insight into the beauty and power of the Angkorian era.

Later Afternoon you will take a private Condola boat cruise with your guide to visit the beautiful sunset on the Angkor Thom city canal and the same you will enjoy some soft drinks, champagne and snack provided by our travel partner. Back to the city

Dinner at local restaurant '' Selected Khmer Food'' Set Menu'' 

Overnight Stay in Siem Reap…

DAY3. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLES - COOKING CLASS AND SILK WEAVING 

Breakfast in hotel. This morning you will begin at approximately 08.30AM (Cooking Class). You start with a visit to the local market, where the chefs introduce you to the ingredients which you will be using today. All of the necessary equipment will be set up in a peaceful spot of local restaurant. The expert chefs will first demonstrate how to prepare authentic Khmer dishes. Then it’s your turn to try your hand at cooking local Khmer cuisine. Slice and pound your way through the ingredients before cooking each dish in the traditional way. You will be given a recipe book and apron which you can take home to practice your newly learnt cooking skills and relive your time in Cambodia!

After a few hours of concentration and smelling all of the wonderful flavors, you are sure to enjoy tucking in to your creations for a memorable lunch.

Afternoon travel to the countryside to explore the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey Srei. The remarkable temple so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. This ruin is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.

Next, we’ll visit the Golden Silk Farm where we’ll witness the entire process of silk creation. On the way back to Siem Reap, we’ll have a chance to stop at communities where our guide will help us all interact with the locals to learn about their way of life. Seize the opportunity to taste palm wine, palm sugar and other popular local produce. Back to city

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY4. SIEM REAP TEMPLES EARLY START- FLOATING VILLAGE & MASSAGE 

Rise early in the morning, you are picked up from the hotel at 5.30AM to catch the cool morning weather and beautiful view of Ta Prohm, you have a great experience to discover the fabulous jewel in the jungle with crowds. Erected in the late twelve century by the Buddhist king in the dedication to Buddha and memorial of his mother, Ta Prohm was also used as the Buddhist University, school of Art. The fabulous Ta prom gives an upscale value to foreign visitors as well as Cambodian citizens and especially the intellectuals. It is one of the most impressive temples in Angkor because of the overgrown trees with their entwined roots that make this ruin one of the most attractive in the orient. This awesome site was chosen to be filmed named Tomb Raider, performed by Angelina Jolie in 2000, just before she became a Good Will Ambassador of the United Nations to Cambodia. From here continue your visit to Angkor Wat temple. Begin your short trek from the back of this monument across the tropical jungle, slowly but surely, you see the magnificent ruin with its shrines emerge from the green forest as you imagine, it is only secrete building rises in the mid of comic world. The most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. Constructed in early 12th century as a model of temple Mountain and it is said to have taken nearly 40years to build and huge numbers of entire labor. You are amazed with its beautiful Bas Relief (carvings) on the smooth wall, the best architectural design during the golden age of the Khmer empire dating from 9th-15th. Today Angkor is a symbol of the Kingdom Cambodia and its towers appeared on the national flags of the country.

Return to Siem Reap for a break. This afternoon, embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonlé Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about four times it size during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. (Note: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from June to March. However an alternative floating village at Chong Kneas can be arranged instead).

Head back to city. In the evening enjoy your private relaxed massage at one of the best spa in the city, the Bodia Spa and massage.

Overnight Stay in Siem Reap.

DAY5. SIEM REAP ART SCHOOL&WORKSHOP CITY TOURS DEPARTURE 

On our last day of the tour, spend the morning exploring Siem Reap’s colorful markets. Visit Artisans d’Angkor, established in 1992, in order to support Cambodian arts and crafts and to help young people find work in their local villages. Discover how wood and stone carvings, lacquering, gilding and silk paintings are created. We’ll visit a number of artists’ studios including those of expat and Cambodian artists who are keeping traditional arts and crafts alive (such as painting, lacquer ware and fine sculptures) in the country. You’ll then return to Siem Reap where you can enjoy some time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

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