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Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

1. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

Begin with an early pickup from your hotel at 4.30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle, and travel to the main entrance of the Angkor Wat to admire the stunning sunrise over this ancient and mysterious complex. Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to marvel at the Bayon and Baphoun temples with their 54 towers and 216 faces of Buddhisatva Avalokesvara. Listen as your guide explains historical facts about the Temples and the Khmer empire. After lunch, see the Terrace of the Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King known as the royal viewing platform and the stage of the king’s great audience hall. Enter Ta Prohm Temple and view the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. Finally, go to Banteay Kdei temple which was built by the King Jayavarman VII in the late of 12th century before returning to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Phnom Penh: Private City and Genocide Tours

2. Phnom Penh: Private City and Genocide Tours

1. The first stop will be at a couple of the most significant sites in Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom and Lady Penh Statue. Before visiting the actual Temple you will see the statue of Lady Penh, who Phnom Penh is named after. Learn her story before taking the steps up to the Wat (Temple). Entry fee: $1pp 2. Wat Onnalom was originally built in 1442 after the capital was founded in 1434 by King Ponhea Yarth. It is one of the most important monasteries in Phnom Penh. Free entry. 3. The National Museum was built in 1920 while Cambodia was a French colony. It is worth visiting, if only from the outside, to admire one of the best examples of traditional Cambodian style building. Free 4. The Royal Palace is most beautiful in the morning with the sun as it faces east. Perfect for photography opportunities. The public park in front is popular with local people to relax and socialise with family and friends. Outside visit only: Free. 5. The Cambodian Vietnam Friendship Monument commemorates the former alliance between the two countries. It is located not far from the Royal Palace in Botum Park. Free. 6. The King Norodom Sihanouk Statue stands impressively on the largest park strip in Phnom Penh. It was built in honour of the King in 2013 after his death the year before. Free. 7. The striking Independence Monument is nearby, representing independence of Cambodia from French colonisation which lasted for 90 years, from 1863 - 1953. It was built in 1958 and completed in 1962. Free 8. The darker and tragic side of Cambodian history takes us to the Genocide Museum. Formally a school, the site became a significant centre of imprisonment and torture during the Khmer Rouges reign. Approximately one and half hours is a suitable time to spend here. An audio guide is included in the entry fee of $10 pp. 9. We make a lunch stop at a local restaurant before heading to the Killing Fields, 45 minutes from the city. This is the second significant historical site of Khmer Rouge Genocide in Phnom Penh. An audio guide is included in the entry fee of $6pp. 10. The Russian Market is a great place to pick up Khmer products for souvenirs, many of which have been sourced from local businesses and organisations. Free. 11. Explore Diamond Island at the end of the tour, the 'Paris of Phnom Penh'. A swamp prior to 2000, it now continues to develop as a satellite city to the main central city of Phnom Penh. Along the way you will see the Patriarch of Monks Statue, the Buddhist Institute, the Cambodian Parliament Building, China Town and other newer developments of the capital. Nearby is the confluent of the Tonle Sap, Upper and Lower Mekong Rivers and Tonle Bassac. You will learn the significance and uniqueness of the rivers that meet here and flow through Cambodia. Free.

The killing Field and S21 half day tour.

3. The killing Field and S21 half day tour.

For this haf-day tour, the travelers will be picked up directly at the hotel or at the departure point. For the whole the tour, the travelers will be accompanied and escorted in the comfortable van by the tour guide from the hotel or the picking up point plus a very warm welcome and hospitalities by the tour guide. On the way from Phnom Penh to the Killing Field, the tur guide will be doing presentation about Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot as, it takes around 25 minutes and 15 Kilometers. At the Killing Field, the travelers will experience the seeing and getting more deeper understanding about the atrocities committed by Khmer Rouge, like seeing the bones, the rags of bones, the clothes, the rags of clothes, the Killing Trees ( where more than 300 children and babies were slaughtered at the tree, their heads were smashed against that tree), the graves and the mass graves and specially the memorial stupa full of 9000 skulls, classified into sex, age, nationalities and causes of death). Then the travelers are coming back to the city center to visit the Genocide Museum ( S21). At the Museum, the travelers will find out a lot more about that regime and especially the atrocities to the victims at that prison. Even more shocking, the travelers will see the blood, small toilets of the prisoners, rooms, cells, photos ( with sad and hopeless eyes contact and facial expression looking to the travelers). The visitors will even be able to have chance to see the survivors and they will be telling the travelers how they could survive from that brutal prison. It is building by building. Then the tour guide will escort you back directly to the travelers' hotel by the professional driver safe and sound. During the whole tour, travelers can ask any questions and raise any concern.

Afternoon Tuk Tuk Tour: City, Bambootrain, Killing&Bat Caves

4. Afternoon Tuk Tuk Tour: City, Bambootrain, Killing&Bat Caves

1. Battambang Province: This afternoon Tuk Tuk Tour departure at 12:30am I will pick up you at 12:20am from your accommodations or restaurants. After that I will have a short introduction of myself and love to share with you about history, culture, religion, agriculture, folk tales and some main tips of Cambodia and Battambang. Then, you will see some main beautiful historical buildings, central market, provincial hall and the symbol statute of Battambang (Ta Dambong Kranhoung). (60 minutes) 2. Bamboo Train Ou Srauo Laou: Before ridding on original bamboo train, I will take you to see beautiful villages, fruits plantations, rice fields, suspension bridge, local people living and stop to talk with farmers. After that we go to the bamboo train, you will ride on it and you have to pay (5$ per person) and get a free butt massage from the movement, and you will see beautiful landscape along the way. ( 2 hours 15 minutes ) Admission Ticket Not Included 3. Phnom Sampou:(Killing cave) Before arriving, you will see and test K F R (Rat barbecue) At Phnom Sampou,(you can either walk, take motor taxi or take a pickup truck). On the mountain you will see Killing Cave and the time of the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979) where over 10 thousand victims were killed. After seeing the caves, you will go up to see one of the highlights in Battambang, some temples and viewpoints on the summit of the mountain. (2 hours) Admission Ticket Included 4. Bat cave: After seeing a lot of viewpoints on the hill, you come down to wait and see millions wrinkle-leap bats flying out from the cave, taking over 50mn in the evening. At the last, we go back to the hotel. (1hours) Admission Ticket Included My WhatsApp:+85593737304

Half Day Silk Island Tour with English Speaking Guide

5. Half Day Silk Island Tour with English Speaking Guide

In this trip, our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and bring you to see the Golden temple which was built in 1928. After we will catch a ferry to silk island and you will enjoy seeing the lifestyle of people, the seasonal crops that grown on this island and visiting the silk farm where you will learn about silk the processing of silk production from caterpillars to main products.

Angkor Wat: Full-Day Sunrise Private Tour with Guide

6. Angkor Wat: Full-Day Sunrise Private Tour with Guide

Join an unforgettable experience on this private sunrise tour of Angkor Wat. Follow a local guide and explore the Angkor complex before the crowds. Learn about local culture as you take in highlights including the jungle temple of Ta Prohm. Begin your tour with an early pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, start your adventure by climbing the main entrance of the Angkor Wat and admiring the stunning sunrise over the site and all the surrounding temples. Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom comprises the renowned Bayon and Baphoun temples originally made up of 54 towers and 216 faces of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. During the visit, learn the historical facts of the Angkor Temples and the Khmer empire and all the main Angkor architectural elements from your guide. After lunch (at your own expense), pass by both the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, known as the royal viewing platform and the stage of the king’s great audience hall. Next, head to Ta Prohm Temple, known as the “jungle temple” or “tree temple,” referring to the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. Marvel at the gigantic roots of the trees embracing the ruins that have made it one the Angkor’s most popular temples. End your tour with a visit to Banteay Kdei, a temple built by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. After your visit, get dropped off back at your hotel in Siem Reap.

Full-Day Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Private Tour

7. Full-Day Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Private Tour

Start tour at 5:00am and traveling beyond the most popular (and crowded) temples of Angkor and exploring off the beaten path to Cambodia–Thailand border area, to the incredible cliff-top Preah Vihear Temple. After continue on to the Koh Ker Group and the wild Beng Mealea Temple, where few travelers venture. Get a feel for what Angkor Wat was like before its “rediscovery.” Our tour will be concluded when we return you to your hotel between 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

8. Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

At 8:00 AM, depart from your hotel and drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, located about 16 kms south of Phnom Penh. Here,you will experience a very moving and confronting experience. The Killing Fields were the final resting place for over 17,000 men, women, children and infants between 1975 and 1978. It is estimated the Khmer Rouge Regime took the lives of between 2 and 4 million Cambodians during their destructive and devastating time in control between 1975 and 1979. Your guide will provide you with a detailed tour of the fields. Continue to 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). It rapidly became the largest center of detention and torture in the country. Prisoners were repeatedly tortured and coerced into naming family members and close associates, who were in turn arrested, brought to S21, tortured and eventually killed. Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison. At 12:00 PM, your tour comes to an end and your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Private Tour to Oudong Mountain annd Koh Chen Island

9. Private Tour to Oudong Mountain annd Koh Chen Island

Explore Koh Chen island which is known as a Silversmith village, we will have a short walk in the village to see the lifestyle of the people who lives on this island and to see the processing of silver, cooper, brass productions. After we will going to visit the Buddhist center where will see the community of Buddhist nuns who live and spend their life in Buddhism. And then we will do some hiking up the mountain where we can see a stunning scenery from the mountain top, the stupa containing the remains of former kings and marvel at 5,000 Buddha statues. Experience to walk and see the street foods market.

Phnom Penh: Historical Guided Tour

10. Phnom Penh: Historical Guided Tour

Our driver and knowledgeable guide will be waiting for you at your hotel, ready to take you on an incredible journey. Royal Palace is your first stop are home to King Sihamoni and closed off to the public, but you will be able to visit the sacred Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex. This sacred site provides an opportunity to experience a unique part of Cambodian history, culture and art that no other place in the country can offer. Then, head to the Wat Phnom when exploring the city and it is a 14th-century Buddhist temple that stands at 27 meters tall, making it the highest religious structure in this area. This temple has a long history, offering visitors insight into the culture and religion of Cambodia. The complex features several highly decorated structures, including a large stupa at its center. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum will introduce you to the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Your expert guide will tell you the story of this period in detail, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of this dark chapter in Cambodia's history.

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A really enthusiastic guide who knew a bunch of interesting details about Angkor Wat and surroundings. Great to get their early and enjoy the vibe anf fun to get around on bike to see many interesting places, that we would not have spotted ourselves. Highly recommended.

Very well organized tour, we had a great day. Our guide Sen was amazing, he demonstrated a lot of knowledge about Angkor and a huge sense of humor. He also took a lot of great pictures (know all nice spots)! I definitely recommend this tour and our guide Sen!

We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide Sophy was extremely helpful, kind and very informative. He also gave us lots of nice recommendations of things to do and places to eat in Phnom Penh after our tour. We would really recommend this tour. Thanks Sophy.

Was refreshing way to under Cambodian history and culture while getting a workout. Bike ride was a little challenging but overall still manageable. Great photography skill by our guide Sotin. Beautiful way to capture memories.

Sen is a great guide. Good energy and lots of knowledge. And he takes amazing pictures for you!!