Breakfast at your hotel.
Today you will be set out your trekking through the dense jungle of the magnificent temples of Angkor.
Your first destination of the day is Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious sites in the world. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing Mount Meru, the home of the gods.
Walking from temple to temple is a unique way to see these magnificent ruins: glimpses of small temples can be spotted amongst dense jungle, towers appear looming overhead, and the sheer number of ruins along the way is staggering. Stop on the way for lunch at a simple local restaurant. From here, find your way through the forest towards the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Continue your trekking to Prasat Chrung where you will have your picnic lunch and admire the beauty of the surrounding. Take some rest under the shade of the tree before continue your road.
Then take in the expanse of the moat of Angkor Thom before you enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.
From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
Transfer back to your hotel for resting and enjoy your dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Note: Your car and driver will be standby all day long while you are trekking just in case you may need.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
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