Small-Group Angkor Wat Tour from Siem Reap


6 to 7 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket

Overview

On this small-group tour, visit most highlighted temples on a circuit through the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Stop at Angkor Wat known as the 7th world wonder and the world largest religious monument, the Angkor Thom complex, The Bayon Temple with endless 200 smiling faces, Ta Prohm temple getting enchanted with the sight of the ruins taken over by tree roots, a demonstration of the awesome power of nature. Hotel transport is provided from Siem Reap, but the required entrance fee is not included on this tour.

This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. It is the world's largest religious building. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometers (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the center of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous guardian spirits adorning its walls.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap 17259 Cambodia

Angkor Thom
Capital city of the Khmer empire built at the end of the 12th century
NameAngkor Thom
Datelate 12th century
KingJayavarman VII

Location North of Angkor Wat, between West Baray and East Baray Near byAngkor Wat, Preah Khan, Phnom Bakheng
Angkor Thom is an almost square city surrounded by 8 meter high walls a little over 12 kilometers long with five impressive gopura gates providing access to the city. The city’s name translates to “large city” or “great city”.

King Jayavarman VII made Angkor Thom the new capital of the Khmer Kingdom after driving out the Chams , who destroyed the old capital Yasodharapura. He fortified the city by building a high wall around it, in turn enclosed by a 100 meter wide moat.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap Cambodia

The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom.

A peculiarity of the Bayon is the absence of an enclosing wall. It is, though, protected by the wall surrounding the city of Angkor Thom. The basic plan of the Bayon is a simple one comprising three levels (1-3). The first and second levels are square galleries featuring bas-reliefs. A circular Central Sanctuary dominates the third level. Despite this seemingly simple plan, the arrangement of the Bayon is complex, with a maze of galleries, passages and steps connected in a way that make the levels practically indistinguishable and creates dim lighting, narrow walkways, and low ceilings.
The temples decorated with more than 200 smiling faces on its tower.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ta Prohm, National Road #6 Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap 17252 Cambodia

Ta Prohm's state of ruin is a state of beauty, which is investigated with delight and left with regret.

Ta Prohm is locating southwest of the East Mebon and east of Angkor Thom. Its outer enclosure is near the corner of Banteay Kdei. It can be accessed by enter the monument from the west and leave from the east entrance.

Tip: Ta Prohm is especially serene and beautiful in the early morning. A torch and a compass are useful for visiting this temple at all times. It was built about mid-12th century to early 13th century (1186) by the King Jayavarman VII, dedicated to the mother of the king (Buddhist) replica to Bayon style of art.

Ta Prohm is among the largest of the monuments in the Angkor complex, the in scrimption gives an idea of the size of the temple. The complex included 260 statues of gods, 39 towers with pinnacles and 566 groups of residences. Ta Prohm comprises a series of long low buildings standing on one level, which are enclosed by rectangular laterite wall (600 by 1, 000 meters, 1, 959 by 3, 281 feet). Only traces of the wall are still visible. The center of the monument is reached by a series of towers connected with passages. This arrangement forms a ' sort of sacred way into the heart of the monument’; three-square galleries enclose the area.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province

This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation for 1-3 pax will be by a tuk tuk or by a car/minivan
  • Transportation for 4 pax or more will be by a minivan/bus
  • Experience Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Cold bottled water during tours (unlimited)

Exclusions

  • 1-Day Angkor National Park is 37$ per person
  • Food and drinks (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, beer, wine, soft drinks)
  • Tipping tour guide and driver (recommended)
  • Travel insurances
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Wat
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Thom
  • Entry/Admission - Bayon Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Prohm

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Long pants or knee-length skirts/dresses are required for visiting the temples
  • Variable group size depends on number of bookings each day
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Normally our guide will stop at a local restaurant in the national park for lunch during lunch time and it can be more expensive than restaurants in town, but it is only best choice on this tour.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Daily

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

James D
May 2022

Excellent tour of the temples which were stunning and more expansive than I had imagined. The tour guide was friendly and extremely informative and helpful, finding all the good spots to take photos and pointing out details in the temples which you might not spot if you’re by yourself. I would hi...

Anniedavis123
May 2022

We had an amazing day with San who toured us around 3 temples. He was so informative about every single thing and also really kind and helpful. He taught us all about the history, religion and temples. Sath the driver was also the sweetest man. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough!!!

cluniej
April 2022

We loved absolutely everything about the tour! It was supposed to be a group tour, but some people cancelled and it ended up being a private single tour for us. Our guide San was extremely knowledgeable and caring and made our trip unforgettable! He avoided all crowded places because his timing w...

yt6174
April 2022

Awesome tour! San was very knowledgeable about the history of Cambodia and the temples and is also passionate about teaching and sharing about it. It was so helpful to have him as a guide and point out details that I would have otherwise missed. I highly recommend doing a tour if you’re visiting ...

martinhV4998CT
April 2022

Very well organizes tour with a great guide (Mr Chau Touchsan, or Uncle San) who shows you all the secret spots that other guides skip. Definitely could recommend this tour. Greetings from Belgium :)

Gerald88
March 2022

Uncle San was extremely knowledgeable and took many nice photos of me with the temples, be sure to request for him while you are touring Siem Reap, he is an extremely friendly guy

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