Siem Reap – Grand Circuit Angkor (full day) – Private tour

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Tour Details

Route: Siem Reap - Preah Kahn - Neak Pean - Banteay Kdei

The twenty-six kilometer Grand Circuit is an extension on the little circuit but taking in Preah Khan, Preah Neak Pean to the Eastern Mebon and the various monuments like Ta Som, Preah Rup, before return in to Angkor Wat and is highly recommended for anyone spending three or more days in the complex. The Big Circuit encompasses a good representation of the rich variety of architecture here.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Grand Circuit of Angkor with most significant temples
  • Optional of talking hot air balloon over Angkor 

Departure: City Hotel
Return point: City Hotel
Schedule details: 8 hour

  • Details Itineray

    Although very similar to Ta Prohm, the vast complex of Preah Kahn is often overlooked, which is a mistake in our opinion as it is equally entrancing, yet much less crowded. One of the largest structures in the Angkor Kingdom, in its heyday Preah Kahn served as a home to 100,000 officials and servants. In similarity to Ta Prohm, nature has really taken over here and corridors warp and twist under the weight of the gigantic trees that have fused with fascinating effect to the ancient walls.

    Next stop will be nearby Neak Pean, an artificial island situated in the Preah Kahn Baray which was built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. The four connecting lakes represent the four elements of nature; Water, Fire, Earth and Wind and this balance was believed to cure any illness of all who bathed in its waters.

    After Neak Pean we’ll travel further east to visit the smaller Ta Som temple, also built by King Jayavarman VII during the late 12th century, this time to honor his father and previous King of the Kingdom, Dharanindravarman II. The eastern tower is particularly beautiful thanks to nature; a fig tree believed to have sacred properties has intertwined with a stone monument.

    Lunch can be taken either back in town or at a local restaurant near Sras Srang before enjoying a gentle stroll to Sras Srang reservoir, which served as a royal bathing pool to King Javarman VII. On the way to Sras Srang we’ll walk through a village to catch a glimpse of local life. Behind Sras Srang is Banteay Kdei, meaning ‘Citadel of Chambers’, also known also as the “Citadel of Monks” as it was a monastery. Also constructed in the 12th century and similar in layout to Preah Kahn and Ta Prohm, this temple is less overgrown and far less crowded.

    We’ll end the day at Pre Rup, which was built as the state temple of King Rajendravarman in the late 10th century. This spot gives the opportunity for a stunning view as the sunsets over the surrounding rice paddies.

  • Inclusion & Exclusion

    INCLUSION:

    • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
    • 01 lunch at local restaurant
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
    • All activities as mentioned
    • Local English speaking guide as per program
    • Water and refreshment towels during the tours            

    EXCLUSION:

    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
    • Travel insurance