Singapore / Siem Reap
|Assemble at the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Siem Reap – a small colonial town, charming and pleasant enough to roam around, with some fine examples of French colonial architecture. Upon arrival, proceed to Angkor Silk Farm. Angkor Silk Farm which consists of 8 hectare in rural Cambodia (16km west of Siem Reap Town). Visitors will discover and understand the whole silk production process, from Mulberry tree growing to silk weaving. Then proceed to a cruise at Tonle Sap Lake (largest inland body of water); Enjoy the spectacular views as you cruise along the Tonle Sap Lake, which enable you to see fascinating fishing village, one of Asia’s largest fishing villages. On the way back to town, visit Artisans D’Angkor to discover the traditional Khmer techniques used for stone and wood carving, lacquering and gilding. The numerous items made in the workshops are inspired by the rich Cambodia heritage. If time permits, proceed to Old Market / Pub Street for some shopping of local products. Tonight, enjoy your dinner with Khmer traditional dance show.
Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
|After breakfast, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom. The fortified city of Angkor Thom (Great Angkor or Great City), was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII (1181 – 1219). Sat at the heart of Angkor Thom, the giant faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. Next, visit the Terrace of the Elephant, Terrace of the Leper King, Phimeanakas and Baphoun. Next, proceed to visit Ta Prohm – a temple in its ‘natural state’. Surrounded by jungle, its labyrinth of stone hallways is overgrown with the roots and limbs of the massive Banyan trees which envelope the stones like tentacles. Afternoon, you will start your tour to the World Heritage – ANGKOR WAT. The temples of Angkor was built when the Khmer civilization was at the height of its development, represent one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. Angkor Wat, surrounded by a moat with an exterior wall with distinctively rendered Apsara carvings along the wall throughout the temple. The exterior walls of the lower level that display the most extraordinary bas-reliefs, depicting stories and characters from Hindu mythology and the historical wars of Suryarvarman II. In the evening, proceed to watch sunset at Phnom Bakheng.
Siem Reap / Phnom Penh (overland – Public Express Coach)
|After breakfast, hotel transport to transfer to Bus Station for your coach to Phnom Penh (approx. 4 hours). Upon arrival, visit the Royal Palace (proper attire) and Silver Pagoda. The Royal Palace is the official residence of King Norodom Sihamony, several buildings within the gleaming yellow walls of the compound can be visited. Next, proceed to Independence Monument, Naga Casino and drive along the river for a view of the city and its local life style.|
Phnom Penh / Sihanoukville (overland – Public Express Coach)
|After breakfast, visit to Tuol Sleng Museum, known as the Museum of Genocidal Crimes. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970. Today the building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims. Visitors can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the torture devices used to extract confessions. Next, visit the Killing Field of Choeung Ek - a soccer-field-sized area surrounded by farmland, the killing fields contain mass graves, slightly sunken, for perhaps 20,000 Cambodians, many of whom were tortured before being killed. A memorial building stands in the center of the killing fields. Many of the skulls inside were pulled from the mass graves. After lunch, transfer to Sihanoukville by public coach. Upon arrival in Sihanoukville, Hotel’s Shuttle Bus to transfer to hotel for check-in, free at own leisure for the rest of the day. |
|After breakfast, free at own leisure for the rest of the day. Sihanoukville is Cambodia's premier beach town. Its off-white sand beaches and warm Gulf of Thailand waters combined with a laid back beach atmosphere provides a great little tropical get-away. Sihanoukville is a place to unwind by the beach, enjoy the fresh from-the-ocean seafood, take in a snorkeling or scuba trip, and generally slow-down, lay-back and chill-out.|
Sihanoukville / Phnom Penh /Singapore
|After breakfast, transfer by public coach back to Phnom Penh and transfer to airport for your flight home.|