6D5N Cambodia: Phnom Penh – Battambang – Siem Reap

Inclusions: 5 nights accommodation at selected hotel (Twin share) with breakfast, Airport transfer & land transportation by air-conditioned seat-in-coachEnglish or Chinese Speaking guide, Entrance fee, Drinking water during tours, Meals & Tour as per itinerary.

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Day 1: ARRIVAL-PHNOM PENH (Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive Phnom Penh, we head out to visit the Independent Monument (Vimean Ekareach) was inaugurated in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia's independence from foreign rule. It now also serves as a monument to Cambodia's war dead. It is the site of celebration and services on holidays such as Independence Day and Constitution Day. Afternoon, continue to visit the Naga Casino & Resort and enjoy 1Hour Sunset Cruise along the riverfront till dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.

Day 2: PHNOM PENH (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel; visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles and the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city. After lunch, visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum, In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21) and the Central Market (Psah Thom Thmey), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs till dinner at restaurant and accommodation at hotel.

Day 3: PHNOM PENH – BATTAMBANG (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we drive by vehicle to Battambang (about 3-4 hours) and on arrival check in hotel. After lunch, visit Wat Aik Phnom pagoda and Wat Aik Phnom temple dating back to the 11th century. Further stops include a visit of the Phnom Banon mountain temple and Phnom Sampeou Mountain with Wat Sampeou pagoda, from where you will enjoy spectacular views on the beautiful landscape. Learn about the cruel Khmer Rouge regime by visiting a group of caves nearby used as 'killing caves' by the Khmer Rouge, containing the skeletal remains of their victims. Overnight in Battambang
Day 4: BATTAMBANG-SIEM REAP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel, continue departure to Siem Reap to visit West Barray (the man-made lake built in 11th century) and the Angkor silk farm where collated in Puok, 16 km from Siem Reap, exhibition on silk and its process. Afternoon we visit the "Les Artisans d'Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome workshops and the Killing Field of Wat Thmei. Tonight, we will have dinner with Aspara Dancing Performance.

Day 5: SIEM REAP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom Area (Angkor Thom Temple South Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Elephants Terrace & Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond).  Proceed to visit Ta-Prom Temple.  After lunch, continue our journey to Angkor Wat Temple – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century.  Before we end our tour today, make a visit to Bakheng Hill for its beautiful sunset.  

Day 6: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for departure.

PNH = Pnom Penh, REP = Siem Reap, BTB = Battambang






Hotel Category
Hotel ( or similar )
3* Hotel
Class A
 REP: Prum Bayon / Sour Kear Hotel / Tanei Boutique Villa / Amra Angkor
 BTB: King Fy Hotel
 PNH: Salita Hotel / Pacific Hotel / Rain Rock Hotel /Mango Hotel
Class B
 REP: Claremont Angkor Boutique Hotel / Monoreach Angkor Hotel
 BTB: King Fy Hotel
 PNH: Cardamom Hotel & Apartment/ Rose Emerald Hotel
Class C
 REP: City Angkor / Royal Empire Hotel / City River Hotel / Smiling Hotel
 BTB: King Fy Hotel
 PNH: Mito Hotel /Asia Tune Hotel / Le President Hotel / Diamond hotel
4* Hotel
Class A
 REP: Starry Angkor / Sokha Roth Hotel / Angkor Holiday / Somadevi Angkor  / REE Hotel
 BTB: Bambu Battambang
 PNH: Green Palace Hotel
Class B
 REP: Steung Siem Reap / La Tradition D’Angkor / Angkor Paradise / Tara  Angkor /  Treasure Oasis
 BTB: Bambu Battambang
 PNH: Green Palace Hotel / Lux Riverside Hotel
Class C
 REP: Empress Angkor /Angkor Sayana Hotel / Royal Angkor Resort
 BTB: Bambu Battambang
 PNH: Ohana Hotel / Double Leaf Boutique  / River Palace Hotel  / The Litz  Hotel & Suites
Class D
 REP: Angkor Miracle Resort
 BTB: Bambu Battambang
 PNH: Almond Hotel / Anik Boutique Hotel/ Queen Grand Boutique Hotel
Class E
 REP: Angkor Century/ Prince D’Angkor / Angkor ERA Hotel / Angkor Palace  Resort
 BTB: Bambu Battambang
 PNH: Sun & Moon Urban Hotel / Patio Hotel & Urban Resort
Class F
 REP: Sokha Angkor Resort (except: Japan market)
 BTB: Bambu Battambang
 PNH: Phnom Penh Hotel

In the vast rain forests, brown fields and rice paddies, lies Siem Reap, a province in Northwestern Cambodia where visitors will find the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Here, history and nature come alive to sweep visitors away to a mesmerizing and ancient world.

Most of the lost civilization’s temples and ancient archaeological sites can be found in the Angkor Complex. The West Baray is an interesting Angkorian megastructure which can be viewed from the plane. Even before landing, visitors can take a glimpse of this enormous reservoir, which is still hard to believe that this entire expanse of water is man-made. It was constructed for irrigation and flood management.
Angkor Wat is just one of more than a hundred structures in a complex twice the size of Manhattan. It was originally built according to the orders of King Suryavarman II as an offering for the Hindu God, Vishnu. It has since transformed into a Buddhist structure, making it the world’s largest religious monument and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. The intricate stone carvings on the walls seem like the whole history of ancient Khmer was displayed right in front of you.
Ta Prohm is one of the major temples in Eastern Angkor and is very famous because of its romantic appeal. Unlike the other structures in Angkor, Ta Prohm was maintained in this condition of collapsed ‘natural’ state, with trees interlaced among the ruins so that visitors would see how most of Angkor looked when it was discovered in the 19th century.
For visitors who wish to see the other side of Siem Reap, then there is Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Not only it serves as a major source of fish products in Cambodia, Tonle Sap is also home to an enormous community that take residence in floating villages and stilted homes. Here, boats serve not only as vehicles, but also homes. Touring the Tonle Sap is probably the best way to interact with Khmer people.
Unravel the wonders of Siem Reap as you explore Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Tonle Sap lake and many more – complemented by a delightful melange of things to experience!
Phnom Penh may not be as famous as Siem Reap, but it is a destination for visitors who wish to understand how Khmer culture was nearly wiped out by the terrors brought by Maoist-inspired guerrillas of the Khmer Rouge.Despite its painful past, there are still touches of that beauty in the Cambodian capital – the gentle and friendly Khmer people, the legacy of the French colonialists, monks parading the streets, fishing boats in the Mekong river.
Most tours in Phnom Penh begins in the vicinity of the city’s most beautiful monument, the Royal Palace, which is situated just beside the Tonle Sap. Gleaming in gold, the palace was constructed a century ago to serve as a royal residence for the King, his family and foreign dignitaries. On the other side of the palace compound, the Silver Pagoda is open to public. Inside the pagoda stands a life-size golden Buddha made up of emerald and sparkling with thousand diamonds.
Located right at the corner of Sihanouk Blvd and Monireth Blvd, The Olympic Stadium of Phnom Penh is not your usual tourist destination but more of a place for locals. Although a bit old and run down and no Olympic games was ever held here, it is a great place to observe how Cambodians use their leisure hours for exercise, dancing and sports.
During the Khmer Rouge, several buildings were converted into torture centres one of which was Tuol Sleng, a former high school in the souther part of the capital. When the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia and ended the Khmer Rouge, Tuol Sleng was converted into a museum. A tour not recommended for faint-hearted, but worth a visit if you could bear to see the victims of the slaughter.
Another notorious site is the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, a soccer-field-sized area surrounded by farmland used as killing fields. It is where the Khmer Rouge practiced genocide where almost 2 million Cambodians lost their lives, many of whom were tortured before finally being killed. Horrifying and fascinating at the same time, this area has become as tourist attraction. Today, visitors  can see up close a glass shrine full of over 8,000 human skulls. 


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