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Cambodia – Historical Siem Reap

Cambodia: Historical Siem Reap TourCode : 1276
Duration   2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination  Cambodia
Route   Delhi-Siem Reap-Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap

Welcome to Cambodia the Land of Mystical Temples! On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transferred by the local representative to the hotel. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

 Day 2: Siem Reap

Today after breakfast the day is free for your own. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Depart Siem Reap

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to the airport.

Sightseeing

Cambodia doesn’t have very much in the way of urban settlements- most of the population lives in rural, agricultural areas. All the provinces have their capitals, eight of the provincial capitals are large enough to have their own airports and some cities, like Battambang and Sihanoukville, are also growing by leaps and bounds. Most tourists for the time being confine themselves to Phnom Penh or to Siem Reap, which is the main base for visiting Angkor Wat.

The main city, in terms of administration, government, and socio-economic life is Phnom Penh , the capital of the country. Phnom is the hub of Cambodia: the most developed city, and the most tourist-friendly one too.

The Royal Palace is a museum that houses a number of priceless objects and artefacts from Cambodian past. Many statues from Angkor are preserved here. Located just next to the palace, Wat Preah Keo is the most famous pagoda in Phnom Penh. It was built in 1962 to replace a wooden temple from 1900. The name comes from 5281 tiles of silver, each weighing a little above 1 kg that covers the floor. The reigning deity is an image of Buddha, made of 90 kg of gold and studded with diamonds. The pagoda is open to visitor’s everyday except Mondays.

North of the Royal Palace is the National Museum that was restored a few years back. It houses the best of Phnom Penh‘s art and crafts; and on display are more than 5.000 works of art, ranging from the 6th to the 13th century. Its collection includes sculptures, Royal barges and palanquins.

Angor Wat is easily the Cambodian sight to see – one of the most magnificent temple complexes in this part of the world. Hidden away from the rest of the world for centuries altogether, the temples of Angkor were over run by creepers and tree roots after being abandoned in the 15th century. The temples, numbering about a hundred in all, comprised, at one time, a huge complex of great religious and administrative significance. They were built between the 7th and the 11th centuries when Khmer civilisation was at its height.

From the Angkor complex, the Khmer kings ruled over a vast empire that stretched from South Vietnam to Yunan in China and encompassed west Vietnam right up to the Bay of Bengal. The Khmer kings were considered to be incarnations of Hindu gods and were immortalised in the Angkor sculptures as such. The Angkor complex was occupied for only about two centuries before it was abandoned sometime in the 1400s. The temples came to light as a result of the explorations of French naturalist Henri Mouhot. Today the temples have been cleared of the surrounding forest and can be seen in their full glory- a spectacular sight indeed. Siem Reap is the town closest to Angkor Wat. It has an airport and a few hotels and guesthouses to cater to travellers and serves as base for the trip to the Angkor Wat temples.

Shopping

Cambodia isn’t the best place for shopping if what you’re looking for are designer clothing and electronics- but if you like traditional handicrafts, then you can pick up some pretty exciting stuff in the capital, Phnom Penh. Look out, particularly, for some of Cambodia’s native arts and crafts- silverware (a tradition which dates back to the 11th century), brassware, textiles (silks and cottons, and the popular checked scarves known as `kramas’), readymade garments (sarongs and the like), woodcarvings, and masks crafted out of papier maché.

The country also makes exquisite jewellery out of gold, silver and precious stones mined in the gem fields of Pailin; within Phnom Penh, the Central Market, le Bijouterie d’Etat, the Tuol Tom Market and the Old Market are good places to buy jewellery. The School of Fine Arts or L’école des Beaux-arts is worth a visit, particularly, if you’re interested in buying local art.

Bargaining is a common and much accepted practice in Cambodia, so haggle all you want to. Only make sure you don’t lose your temper- rudeness of any kind is frowned upon.

Eating Joints

All over the country, you’ll find small food stalls selling local foods such as fish, salads, rice and sweets. Most offer fairly palatable food at down-to-earth prices, but don’t expect anything fancy. If you want something slightly more up-market, you’ll find it in Phnom Penh or in Siem Reap.

Phnom Penh has a number of restaurants, both stand-alone and in-house, where you can get Cambodian food and international cuisine, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, American, and fast food like burgers and pizzas. Most of Phnom Penh’s eating establishments – especially its food stalls- are concentrated in the O Ressei Market, the Tuol Tom Market and the Central Market. 

Cambodia is not hot and happening when it comes to entertainment. Yes, the country does have a rich cultural heritage- the highly stylised dance forms and the traditional music are very beautiful indeed; but the problem is that there are relatively few venues where you can see organised performances of these. Most cultural performances take place in Phnom Penh; you should look out for listings in the local newspapers for any performances to be held. If you’re lucky enough to be in Cambodia at the time of one of the major festivals, you might even get to see some `live’ performances at parades or processions.

For the `nightlife-crazy’ Phnom Penh doesn’t have much to offer; a few restaurants and bars offer live shows or dancing, but other than these and the odd discotheque or karaoke lounge, there’s really not much in the way of nightlife. Outside Phnom Penh, there’s little scope for entertainment, other than what you might be able to see at festivals. Pub Street and Sivatha Boulevard near the Old Market in Siem Reap also has many restaurants which can be checked out for their delicacies or to simply while away the time.

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