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Day 01    Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02    Angkor Complex
Day 03    Embark on Toum Tiou
Day 04    Cruise to Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Tralach
Day 05    Cruise to Koh Chen and visit Oudong. Arrive in Phnom Penh
Day 06    Phnom Penh city tour
Day 07    Phnom Penh Departure
   
DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, our guide will greet and transfer to our hotel for check-in. On the way, we make a stop at The House of Peace Association where we explore the creation of leather Sbei Tuoi (Shadow Puppets), a traditional Khmer art form, and buy the figures as a memorable souvenir. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Les Chantier Ecoles, a school specializing in teaching wood- and stone-carving techniques to impoverished youngsters. On this premises there is a beautiful shop called Artisans d’Angkor which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. Continue to Psar Chas (Old Market) where a range of artifacts and tourist junk are sold and then walk along the Pub Street till Night Market. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap. (L, D)

DAY 02    ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Lunch at a local restaurant. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B, L, D)

DAY 03    SIEM REAP-EMBARK TOUM TIOU CRUISE-CHNOK TROU
After breakfast, free at leisure on our own before transferring to the pier of Siem Reap. Then, board on a local boat to the Toum Tiou II cruise. The local boat will transfer to the cruise at 1230 and embark on Toum Tiou II. Enjoy our lunch on board. Relax our day on cruise and about 1900 the cruise will moor at the floating village of Chnok Trou located 20km away from Kampong Chhnang. Majority of the villagers are Vietnamese due to the third generation of migration. Welcome Dinner will be served on board. Overnight on Cruise. (B, L, D)

DAY 04    KAMPONG CHNANG-KAMPONG TRALACH
After breakfast, local boats will pick us up for the floating village, a completely sufficient village with schools, church, pagoda, grocery stores, repaired shops, restaurants, police station and so forth. After exploring the lifestyle of that village, we will re-embark on our cruise. Lunch on board. Continue our voyage to Kampong Chhnang. On arrival in Kampong Chhnang, we will visit the village and its surrounding. Kampong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap and fish farming is also widely practiced in this area. Pottery making and the products from Thnot trees such as caramel-colored sugar cakes and palm wine are also famous here. Return to our cruise and leave for Kampong Tralach. Dinner on board. Moor at a village near Kampong Tralach. (B, L, D)

DAY 05    KAMPONG TRALACH-KOH CHEN/OUDONG-PHNOM PENH
After breakfast, we will visit the wonderful Vihara of Kampong Tralach by passing Kampong Tralach Krom village and some emerald paddy fields. That Vihara is belonged to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. Standing in the middle of the rice fields, that modest pagoda receives very few visitors. Return to our cruise. Lunch on board. Cruising to Koh Chen village, we will enjoy the scenery along the small river. On arrival at Koh Chen, we will explore the lives as their earnings are especially on silversmith and coppersmith and making the ornamental items for the traditional ceremonies at the pagoda and the wedding ceremonies. Continue our visit to Oudong Pagoda located on the hill and we will also find the ruins of Anthareu temple on top. Return to our cruise and continue our voyage to Phnom Penh. About 1800, we will arrive in Phnom Penh and disembark. We will be transferred to our hotel and enjoy our day in Phnom Penh, the capital. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (B, L, D)

DAY 06    PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we will begin our visit to the Royal Palace with its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding. It dominates the diminutive skyline of the capital and is a striking structure near the riverfront. Hidden away behind protective walls and beneath shadows of soaring ceremonial buildings, it’s an oasis of calm with lush gardens and leafy havens. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive compound are closed to the public. Then, in the same compound, visit Silver pagoda named in honour of the floor which is covered with more than 5000 silver tiles weighing 1kg each and its surrounding compound. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum located just north of the Royal Palace and housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design with an inviting courtyard garden and it is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. Continue to Psar Thmei (Central Market), a landmark building in the capital. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world and it has four wings filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, dodgy watches, clothing and other such items. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (B, L, D)

DAY 07    PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we have a glance city drive and make a stop at some remarkable sights to take memorable photos. Continue to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (known as the Russian Market), the best place in town for souvenir and clothes shopping. It has a large range of handicrafts and antiquities including miniature Buddhas, woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silks, silver jewelry and musical instruments. After that, we will transfer to the airport for our outward flight. (B)

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