From visiting the major capital of Angkor era, known as the first great Khmer temples to well the preserved intricately carved Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre temple, the grand Angkor discovery tour is also admired by beautiful sunset overlooking the rice paddies at Pre Rup.
We depart at 8.30am to visit at the Rolous Group of temples, are some of the earliest permanent structures built by Khmer’s ancestors during the power of Khmer Empire dating from the late 9th century. These three major temples: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. At both Bakong and Lolei there are contemporary Theravada Buddhist monasteries. Around the area of Bakong temple, there was a tragic history which processed hundreds of local lives during The Khmer Rouge seized the power from 1975-1979.
Afternoon, we drive beyond Preah Dak village 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. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”. 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 is from November to January when the weather is a bit cool and everything looks green, and fresh. However it is the touristy time of the year. If you wish a pleasant time of the year for a visit to Angkor temples, it should be from April to June but the weather is hot and the surroundings look dry up while the rainy season occurs from July until mid of October – it is an ideal for your journey, cool, wet and very less touristy.
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, insect repellent and extra water to dehydrate due to humidity.
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