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Morning Meditation Practice, Village Tour with Angkor Wat

Morning Meditation Practice, Village Tour with Angkor Wat

From US$ 225 per person

Experience a serene early morning sunrise from the hills above Siem Reap and take part in a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony. Enjoy a breakfast picnic overlooking Tonle Sap and explore the Hindu temple complex of Angkor Wat in the afternoon.

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  • Watch the sunrise above Tonle Sap and Siem Reap
  • Learn about the meditation rituals at a Buddhist monastery
  • Listen to the monk's sermon and blessing after meditation
  • Enjoy a picnic breakfast overlooking Tonle Sap lake
  • Sail around the Chong Kneas floating village of Tonle Sap
  • Ride an ox-cart around the village and experience a traditional form of Cambodian transport
  • Explore the jungle-clad temple complex of Angkor Wat
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Experience the peace and quiet of Siem Reap on a full-day tour that starts with an early morning drive up the hills overlooking Tonle Sap. Here, you will meet the monks of a Buddhist temple for a short introduction to the meditation process, and the rituals of blessing. Feel the tranquility of the dawn before sunrise, and watch the monks in full meditation. Your guide will take care of all necessary arrangements, such as making donations and giving alms. After you’ve watched the sunrise, take time out to sit on a hill overlooking Tonle Sap lake and re-energize with a complimentary breakfast box before your descent to visit Chong Kneas, a typical floating fishing village of the region. For many, a highlight of the morning will be a 15-minute ride by ox-cart to experience a more traditional form of transportation in Cambodia. Then, return to your hotel for lunch and to freshen up for the afternoon. Set off again at about 14:30. The afternoon section of your tour takes you to the main highlights of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Explore the Hindu temple, dedicated to Vishnu, which began construction in the 12th century under King Suryavarman II and took 37 years to complete.
  • Local guide who speaks English, French, German and other languages
  • Private transfers and tour of the temples
  • Meditation at the Buddhist monastery
  • Alms and donation to the pagoda
  • VIP breakfast box (served on the hill after meditation)
  • Boat trip to a floating village
  • Oxcart ride in the village
  • Cold bottled drinking water
  • Ticket on site
  • Food and drink
  • Tips and personal expenses
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  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that you must be appropriately dressed for the temple and meditation session. Wear a long sleeve shirt and trousers. White dresses are perfect for ladies, although not essential, as long as you are dressed respectfully
  • No refunds are offered once the tour is booked
  • This tour is mainly conducted in English.
  • It is recommended to bring insect repellent
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Wonderful experience!

Very enjoyable and full experience. Our guide Proney was extremely knowledgeable and very accomadating. Highly recommend this to anybody concidering this tour.

April 16, 2017

Magnifique expérience

Nous avons adoré la séance de méditation dans le temple où nous étions seules avec les moines et notre guide comme interprète. Le guide parlait parfaitement l'anglais et était aux petits soins.

November 22, 2017

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