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 Sensations : Khmer Artery-7 Days / 6 Nights

 
     
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT SIEM REAP

Upon Arrival at Siem Reap Airport, transfer to the hotel. We start this journey with a visit to lake Tonle Sap. In a boat, explore one of the largest lakes in Southeast Asia where water rhythmic pulses, the huge floodplain biodiversity and sumptuous give way to one of the inland fisheries most productive in the world. Explore a multitude of floating villages of fishermen, perceiving the existence of the past that lives on in modern times.

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Day 2: ANGKOR THOM - ANGKOR WAT - TA PROHM

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Khmer Heritage is the main reason for many travellers in Cambodia. Visit the city of Angkor Thom, the old capital of Khmer Empire. We will start at the South Gate to reach the masterpiece of the city, Bayon Temple, continuing later to the “Royal Enclosure”, the famous Elephant Terrace and King Leperd Terrace. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue the set of visits with the “King of Temples” the world famous Angkor Wat. To then continue with Ta Prohm, the jungle temple with its enormous roots from ancient trees. If the weather permits, see the sunset at the top of Bakheng or Prerup temple. Dinner tonight will be accompanied with traditional performances and Apsara show.

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Day 3: SIEM REAP - BANTEAY SREI

Breakfast at the hotel. We will begin the day with an early visit to the Old Market, commonly used by local people for their daily shopping as well as visitors that enjoy the local handicrafts. We then head towards Banteay Srei. Called “citadel of women” it is considered the jewel of Khmer art. It is a small temple of great elegance highly considered by the quality of its very fine carvings. This temple served as a refuge for the Khmer Rouge until relatively recently, its long history and recent past, make worth the trip up there to observe the making of palm sugar along the way. Banteay Samre, is named after nearby town. Samre means farmer, it was built on the XII century temple by Suryavarman II and is a very tranquil temple, as it is away from most tourist paths. The visit is completed with Ta Som, a Buddhist temple built in the late twelfth century and now in ruins, and Neak Pean, said to work as a spa or hospital, for the healing properties of its waters. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we will have time to visit Artisans d’Angkor, which focuses its efforts on training-school rural youth in traditional crafts. We can see local crafts and watch artisans in their daily work. Ancient techniques are still practiced, such as stone or wood carving, lacquer, gold or colored silk. Free at leisure until dinner time at a local restaurant.

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Day 4: SIEM REAP - BATTAMBANG

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the neighbor city of Battambang, with french colonial architecture on its buildings. Ride in the famous Bamboo train to the village of Bang Odam. Visit the interesting NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak, offering Cambodian children from poor families the opportunity to access to culture on a path of art, including music, drawing, painting, theater, dance and circus. If we are lucky and the visit is on Monday or Thursday, we’ll attend their famous Circus Show.

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Day 5: BATTAMBANG - PHNOM PENH

Breakfast at hotel. Phnom Banan is on top of a mountain, s. XI. It consists of five towers forming a quincunx reminiscent of Angkor Wat. This top is a quiet area with fantastic views. There is a small cave near Ang But Meas. We can also find an ancient pagoda, more than 150 years old, still active at the base of the mountain. Phnom Sampeou is a mountain topped by Wat Sampeou and a group of caves or grottoes used as Killing Caves during the Khmer Rouge genocide. Still contain skeletal remains of their victims. The pagoda is not exceptional but the view is spectacular. There is the well-known folk legend Rumsay Neang Sok and many of the names are associated with mythological legends, including Phnom Sampeou (mountain boat). On the way to the capital Phnom Penh, we stop in Kampong Chhnang province, famous for its pottery and ceramics. We take a picnic lunch. Continue our journey and stop now at Oudong, to visit Koh Chen island, famous for its silver. Arrival at Phnom Penh.

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Day 6: PHNOM PENH

Breakfast at hotel. Another day of spiritual quest begins with a visit to one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom, which gives its name to the city. We will continue with the obligatory visit to the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. We will also see the amazing National Museum of Phnom Penh. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then go back to the violent recent history of Cambodia, stopping at Tuol Sleng and the killing fields, which are the extreme examples of the Khmer Rouge.

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Day 7: PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel. We start early with breakfast and time now for shopping in paradise, visiting the Russian Market. Departure to the airport.

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