We will begin very early in the morning around 4:30 – 5:00 am. We will come and pick you up and start out of the town to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument that ever built. It is the perfect sunrise spot for its stunning feature of the sun over the towers of the temple. Then, we will continue to the grand circuit of Angkor Archaeological Park.
Preah Khan means “Royal Sword”, a 12th century temple built by the great Khmer king Jayavarman VII to honour his father. During the Angkor era, it was a huge centre of a substantial organization with almost 100, 000 officials and servants. Today, it is still the main tourist attraction in Siem Reap that should not be missed.
Neak Pean means “The Entwined Serpents”, a neighbouring temple of Preah Khan. It is an artificial island temple dedicated to Buddhism, and the “Mebon” of Preah Khan Baray. The temple was designed like a full-opened lotus flower in the middle of the water.
Ta Som is a 12th-century temple situated east of Neak Pean temple. It was built was built during king Jayavarman VII’s reign and dedicated to his father. There is a famous spot is the third eastern gopura where a fig tree has grown through the temple, making it a significant feature for photographers.
East Mebon is a temple built at the centre of now dry East Baray. It was a Hindu temple, created by king Rajendravarman II in 952 AD and dedicated to his parents. On the first and second tier of the temple, there are 8 two-meter-high, perfectly carved stone elephants in the corners of each side.
Pre Rup means “Tuning the Body”, a temple located 1km south of East Mebon. It was built by the same king Rajendravarman II with the same style as East Mebon. It is a pyramid-shaped temple which has three tiers and five lotus towers on the top.
Banteay Samre was built by king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as a Hindu temple. It uses the same materials as Banteay Srei, and it is still looking good today.