This was a day tour to Angkor Wat and we were very pleased with our day and our guide. Siya was a good guide and based on his experience he weaved us in and out of crowded areas, helped with photos, and answered all our...More
If you’re visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Archeological Park, opt to enhance your experience during a private tour that provides an intimate glimpse into the world-famous temples. Your private guide customizes your itinerary according to your interests and offers plentiful opportunities to ask questions and take photographs. Plus, you won’t have to wait for large groups and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Today, you will join a group tour which ends after sunset at Angkor Wat and your guide start to pick up from different hotels, so the pickup window between 07:30am to 08:30am, so guests are advised to wait in the hotel lobby and ready to go as soon as your guide arrives.
We will start this day with exploring the temples of Angkor National Park, the World Heritage site and it's the World Largest Religious Monument. Pay the entrance fee on your own account at the ticket office where we will stop for you to buy one and make your way with the guide to the first stop at Angkor Wat to visit the largest and most impressive of all Angkor temples, considered among one of the 7th Wonders of the World.
Angkor Wat was built between 1113-1150AD and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. It's the best preserved of all the temples. Its layout and its scale are simply breathtaking, the wall surrounding the enclosure measures 1,000 by 800 meters and the moat, said to represent the oceans of the world is 200 meters wide. Angkor Wat is an architectural allegory of the mythical Mount Meru in the center of the world (Himalaya). This amazing temple homes the longest continuous bas relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls.
We also explore the Angkor Thom complex. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. Inside the walls the king, his relatives and officials, military officers and priests took residence, the rest of the people lived outside of the great enclosure, between the two artificial lakes. Our visit will begin with the South Gate, a beautiful introduction to Angkor Thom with well-restored statues of Asuras (demons) and gods lining the bridge. Inside the complex, we will first visit the Bayon with 200 endless smiling faces. This temple mountain situated in the center of Angkor Thom City where sets the Bayon apart from many other Angkor monuments and we will continue to the Elephant Terrace, which owes its name to its outstanding depiction of these animals and we continue the tour to Ta Phrom was a monastery built by the king Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother as well as a school.
Ta Phrom has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archaeologists to demonstrate the awesome power of nature. It has been largely consumed by the jungle and as you will climb through the dilapidated stone structures you will see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself. At every turn you will expect to see Indiana Jones (Lara Croft) steps out from behind a fallen pillar around you.
Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat Temple at the end of the day before getting you back to your hotel in the city.
This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.
Van Lonh is without a doubt a very knowledgeable, informative and patient guide. Since we were travelling with young children, he ensured that we moved at a pace that the children could keep up with with regular breaks and plenty of water. Van made sure...More
This was an excellent tour with a experienced guide, Chet Vichet. I could not have asked for more. He kept everyone interested with knowledge of best photo sites and fun photo activities. THANKS to everyone!More
Thank you for finding time to leave us a review, Westend. It is a pleasure to know that you had an excellent day exploring the Angkor temples. Chet will be thrilled to hear about your positive review. We are thanking you back for choosing Green...More
Vichet was kind, accommodating and helpful during the entire excursion. Very knowledgeable about Cambodia's religious, cultural and political history. Good English and good phone photos skills. Highly recommend.More
Hello Jeremy! Thank you for your time in writing us a great feedback. I am delighted to hear that you found an excellent guide in Vichet. We hope you gained insightful information. Enjoy your souvenir photos, as well! Hoping we'll meet you again here in...More