Ideally combined 2 main popular tourist attraction of Siem Reap besides Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap great lake features the daily life of people living in the floating community and unlock the ecological biosphere before visit Banteay Srei which features elaborate decorations and its finest details.
We journey out of hotel at 8.00am to Chong Kneas village where we’re going to embark a private local sheltered boat to explore Tonle Sap Lake. The Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is also an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. We visit floating houses, school & market with lifestyle animated by highlights of fishing activities, witness how lives work in the floating community, stop for a short visit at the floating crocodile/fish farms and learn more about Tonle Sap ecosystem. Return to town for guided orientation around Le Artisan d’Angkor & shopping at old market.
Afternoon, we drive to explore the intricately carved, beautiful pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei – considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and fine details. On the way back, we have a short visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicraft souvenirs before visiting the serenity of Banteay Samre. Continue to view sunset over the rice paddies from Pre Rup temple. Transfer back to hotel.
When is the best time to visit?
The best time to Angkor temples & Tonle Sap Lake is from November to January when the weather is a bit cool and everything looks green, fresh, and especially the water level is quite good and easily to access the canal to the great lake. However it is the touristy time of the year. If you wish a pleasant time and less touristy, you should visit these sites from August – mid of October (wet season of the year).
Dressing code & What to bring along?
Dressing must be appropriately covered shoulders & knees, this is to show your respect to the locals and active sites. Strong footwear is extremely advised for this trip and should bring along hat, sun cream, sunglasses and extra water to dehydrate due to humidity.
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