what sightseeing must see in Cambodia
Tour is started from: Phnom Penh
Tour is finished from: Siem Reap
Durations: 6 Days / 5 Nights

This is a trip which is covered full attractions from Phnom Penh the splendid capital of Cambodia to Angkor Temples Complex with Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor Thom Temple….of Siem Reap the small town of Cambodia but it is encompassed full enough the tourist services from the most luxury restaurants to the food streets with the special local dishes of Khmer people as well as the most luxurious hotels to the simple guesthouses but very clear and friendly….everything is included at here. Enjoy this trip to feel real about a beautiful and hospitable Cambodia with the cultural heritages sites and the wonderful sightseeing and beaches which are just available in Cambodia.

Day 1: Arrival to Phnom Penh – Tour

Upon your arrival at the airport in Phnom Penh, you are greeted and picked up by a warm greeting board of our tour guide and driver, it is just around 30 minutes by bus (the private car) from Phnom Penh international airport to the town center of Phnom Penh but if you arrive in Phnom Penh at the rush hours, then it is little hard for us to move conveniently and fast from the airport to the town because it is quite very crowded for narrowed for all kinds of vehicles such as bike, motorbike, tuk-tuk, car, bus to transfer at the same time on the same streets in the center of Phnom Penh, but sometimes this is also a chance for you to have a fun and new experience while traveling Cambodia a country where still keep a lot of the traditional customs and habits.

Almost hotels in Phnom Penh are built and located in the center of Phnom Penh so that it is also easy for the tourist to explore this beautiful capital even stay at any hotel from the most luxurious hotels or simple hotels. As soon as you check in hotel, our tour guide and driver will escort you to the local restaurant where you are enjoyed Apsara dance the most traditional and famous dances of Cambodia while you are enjoying your lunch, or you are free to relax until our tour is started in the afternoon, the request is flexible upon your request. If the time does not permits you enjoy lunch or tour on this date, then it will be moved to your next days in Cambodia.

what to see in Phnom Penh

Royal Palace is the first site you must see when traveling Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia

In this afternoon, we will explore the highlights of this capital. Firstly, we transfer by a short time from your hotel to Royal Place where was built by King Norodom in 1866, this is the most famous site where you must visit once travel to Phnom Penh, it is located in the real center of Phnom Penh so that even you can walk from your central hotels to this tourist complex if you do not want to move by bus. Royal Place is a large area, it is not only located in the real center of Phnom Penh capital but also it is also located nearby Tonle Sap River where is proud of all Cambodia because it is very beautiful and it flows through this city, there are a lot of hotels and restaurants which are built and located along this famous river so that it is easy for you to take a walking tour by yourself to explore Royal Palace as well as other historical sites of Phnom Penh from your hotel.

After contemplating the mighty and superb structures in the complex of Royal Place, we continue moving to Silver Pagoda, this special pagoda is called such that because it is included until 5000 silver tiles in its floor, arrival here you will have a chance to take the most beautiful photographs by the white color which is covered this famous pagoda. Almost Canadian follow Buddhism so that not only Silver Pagoda but also another pagodas in Cambodia are worshiped very hallowed so that when you visit this historical site, then you should wear the long dress and put your shoes or sandals outside the doors otherwise you are thought that you do not respect the place and you will be reminded about this strict rule when visiting any pagoda in this Buddhist country.

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Silver Pagoda is the second interested site you should explore in Royal Palace complex

After exploring Silver Pagoda, we visit one of the most national structures of Cambodia is National Museum where is considered as the real architectural gems and pride of Cambodia. National Museum was built by Khmer’s style since 1917. Arrival here, you will have a chance a lot of the most ancient boutiques of Cambodia, especially the first image of any tourist is also its roof top is decorated by the dozens of Guardian Naga, it is very specially and skillfully. After travel Silver Pagoda, you are transferred back your hotel to relax.

In this evening, you should explore Phnom Penh city by a short trip by tuk-tuk, this vehicle is the most popular vehicle of the locals in this crowded city, you can see Tuk-tuk everywhere from the streets’ corners in Cambodia to the most luxury places of hotels or resorts at here, this vehicle is available everywhere and it is also one of the vehicles offer the cheapest prices for the tourists whose want to experience and explore Cambodia by a local way. If your hotel is located in the real center of Phnom Penh city, then you just need to pay around from $1 to $3 to move around your places where are located in the center of Phnom Penh city such as Phnom Penh night market, Tonle Sap River, Royal Place…..

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Tuk-Tuk is one of the popular vehicles of the locals in Cambodia

In Cambodia, Khmer Dance Show is one of the most famous dances which are showed in almost restaurants from the local restaurants to the most luxurious ones, and you also should not miss this show while enjoying your dinner at any restaurant when travel Phnom Penh, there is a very famous restaurant where has a very good view for you to see while you enjoy your lunch is Victoria Restaurant, this restaurant is located on the bank of Tonle Sap River, it is very romantic and worth for you to enjoy a dinner in this luxury restaurant.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh

 

Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour (B)

After your breakfast at your hotel, today we will continue exploring the rest highlights of Phnom Penh, these attractions will bring you to the historical sites where are described the most clearly about the war of Cambodian against Pol Pot regime. Firstly, we visit Killing Fields or still called as “” Choeung Ek”, this heart site is just far from the center of Phnom Penh city around 15km to the southwest, travel Killing Fields, firstly you will feel shuddering about the place where bereaved over 17000 individuals and most of them are suffered in S21 Prison where Pol Pot regime from 1975 to 9179, these fields are the place where buried more than 17000 individuals. There are a lot of tourists whose after visited this site felt very fear and surprised about the terrible war period which although was happened a short time, it killed so many from young to old persons. This destination is located in a large area with many land complexes where are available a lot of the team burying holes very miserable. In this Killing Fields, there is a monument where you have a chance to commemorate for the dead souls.

historical sites of Phnom Penh, S21 prison

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or still called S21 prison is the place Pol Pot regime (Khmer Rouge) interned a lot of persons

Our next attraction on this date is also a historical site where Pol Pot regime also kept a lot of persons is Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or also known as S21 prison. This place has been a high school of Cambodia, but then it was used as a prison where Pol Pot regime (Khmer Rouge) interned a lot of persons. Travel Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the tourist will have a chance to see the small rooms (as the class rooms when it was a high school), and nowadays it became the small rooms where display images about the prisoners whose were hold under Khmer Rouge of Pol Pot. Especially, arrived here the tourist see a lot of the body bones and bony which are kept in the class wardrobes which look very terrible, and if you travel with kids, then this place is not an ideal place for them to discovery with adults.

In the noon, we enjoy our dinner at the local restaurant in the central of Phnom Penh where you are tried the local and traditional dishes of this bustling city. Khmer’s dishes are always the special and most famous dishes which the tourist should try once travel Cambodia, it is possible little strange and difficult to eat with some Western tourist but it also should be tried because there are not many countries where are available dishes like that.

After our lunch, we continue exploring Phnom Penh by surrounding Russian Market or still called by Cambodia name as Psah Tuol Thom Pong, this is the largest and most famous market where is one of the attraction must include if you are tourist whose prefer shopping on your trip. Discovering Russian Market, the tourists have a chance to find out a lot of the traditional handicrafts which are made by the locals of Phnom Penh as well as a lot of other things such as silver, gold, clothes, T-shirts, antiquities, silk, gems, shawls, shoes, sandals, souvenirs…..Everything is sold at here. Especially, you also should bargain what you intend to buy in this market to avoid the case the sellers offer very high prices. Besides a lot of things are sold in Russian Market, the local food and the fresh fruits also sold a lot at here, if you want to try some local food and buy some fresh fruits of Cambodian, this is an ideal place for you to try it.

From Russian Market, we will go to Victory Monument which is located in the center of the main roads of Phnom Penh, from this monument the tourist can see very clearly the bustling roads with a lot of the different vehicles to move on the roads in Phnom Penh City, especially Victory Monument is looked very beautiful in the evening because it is decorated with many kinds of lights and lamps at here. Then, you are transferred to hotel to relax and explore Phnom Penh City by your own in the rest time.
Stay overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

 

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Angkor Temples Complex Tour (B, Buffet Dinner with Khmer Dance Show)

After your breakfast at the hotel, at around 8-9am our driver will pick up and transfer you to the airport to catch a short flight to Siem Reap, our flight is departed from Phnom Penh airport at around 11 am – 12 noon, and arrival to Siem Reap airport after 45 minutes flying. Upon arrival to Siem Reap airport, our tour guide will hold a greeting board to pick up and transfer you to your hotel to check in and have lunch at the local restaurant in Siem Reap town before starting our trip to explore Angkor Temples Complex and Siem Reap.

There is also other option to move from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is by bus, this way is much cheaper than flight but it takes until around 7 hours by bus to move from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, so that if you do not want to sit on a bus for a long time like this, then catching a short flight (just 45 minutes) is the shortest and most convenient way. The air ticket rate for one way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap or vice versa is around from $100 to $115 depending on the date you depart, and the bus ticket rate for one way is just around from $10-$20.

what the best temples must see in Siem Reap

Ta Prohm Temple is the place where you will have a chance to see the biggest and oldest trees which even are grown up around the ancients temples

Our first site in this afternoon is Ta Prohm Temple where we have a chance to see the largest and the oldest trees which even are grown up through the walls of the ancient temples at here, there are the old trees which are existed until some hundreds of year, this is a really mystic place where can make any tourist who is the hardest also must surprised and like it, it is really very beautiful and special.

The next place after exploring Ta Prohm Temple is Neak Pean Temple where was built in the center of a pool, this ancient temple was symbolic as the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake, once visiting Neak Pean Temple the tourist will have a chance to take the most beautiful photographs at a hallowed place like this. After exploring Neak Pean Temple, we continue discovering Angkor Temple Complex by visiting Ta Som Temple where was built since the late of 12th-century C.E, this is also one of the most ancient temples in the grand circuit complex, it is not a large temple but it is very classic. Coming with Ta Som Temple, then we move to Preah Khan temple where was built by the King Jayavarman VII, this is also a very very hallowed temple and it should maintain carefully through improving this area.

After our half day trip at Angkor Temple Complex, our tour guide and driver transfer you back hotel to have a bath and relax before returning to escort you to the local restaurant for you enjoy a buffet dinner with seeing Khmer Traditional Dance Show which is one of the most famous spirit symbols of Cambodian. After your dinner, you are escorted back your hotel or if you do not tired after the trip today, you also should walk along the night market in Siem Reap town to buy the local handicraft souvenirs which are made by the locals at here or see how crowded and busy of a night market is located in a small town as Siem Reap. Then, escort you back your hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 4: Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Temples Complex (B)

After your breakfast at your hotel, at around 8 am our tour guide and driver pick up and we start our full day trip to continuing exploring Angkor Temple Complex, please note that this is a private tour so that it is flexible for you to start the trip anytime in the morning upon your request, it means that it is fine for you to start the trip at 8 am or earlier or later this time.

how go to Angkor Thom in Siem Reap

Angkor Thom Temple where is very famous the South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, at these places we will be seen a lot of the big statues and smiling faces very very beautiful and especially

Firstly, we move to Angkor Thom Temple where we are contemplated an antique capital which was built in 12th century, since here we have a chance to see the South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, at these places we will be seen a lot of the big statues and smiling faces very very beautiful and especially. At here, you also should take photographs because these statues at here are very special and unique, it is very difficult for you to find the statues like as at here at any other place in the world.

We have lunch in the traditional restaurant where is also located nearby Angkor Temples Complex before we head to the most famous of all temples in this area is Angkor Wat where is large until 81 hectares and it is compared with the area of the Imperial Palace in Beijing in China. Angkor Wat Temple has included five towers and this special site is emblazoned on the Cambodia flag, and this great structure is also the proud of Cambodia since the 12th century so far. Angkor Wat is not only famous for its special architecture and history but also this site is accepted by UNESCO as one of the cultural heritage in the world, every year there are so many tourists whose prefer to visit this place from all over the world.

Travel Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat Temple is one of the greatest historical structures where was accepted by UNESCO as one of the heritages in the world. You must see this site once travel Cambodia

Arrival here, you will be very very surprised about all what it gets and existed at here. If you visit Angkor Wat in the dry season of Cambodia, then the weather is very hard, it is very hot, it is around 38-41 degree in the day in the dry season at here, but when you walk around outside and inside Angkor Wat, then you will feel very comfortable because it is cool because Angkor Wat is covered surrounding by many lakes and forest with a lot of large trees as well as this architecture is built completely by stone so that it is very cool even in the hot weather of the dry season in this region. But, when you travel to Angkor Wat, the most with your kids, then bring the paper fan, some water and umbrella is very helpful after walking and exploring around a large place as Angkor Wat. After complete to explore Angkor Wat temple, we should not miss viewing a romantic and beautiful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill where is located nearby Angkor Wat Temple, you will have the most beautiful photos about the sunset view from this hill.

After the trip, we transfer back your hotel. In the evening, you have free time to explore Siem Reap on your own, you also should walk around this small town to find the locals as well as their local life and enjoy some traditional food on the walking streets in the night market at here.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 5: Siem Reap – Continue exploring Angkor Temple Complex (B)

After your breakfast at the hotel, today we leave Siem Reap town around 40km to visit the rest sites of Angkor Temple Complex. Firstly, we visit Banteay Srei temple where was built since the 10th century and this place is typical of Khmer countryside where is considered as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Arrival here, you will have a chance not only seen the most ancient temples which are remained closely the most completely of Angkor Temples Complex but also you trek around a very beautiful and peaceful countryside region of Khmer in Cambodia.

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Banteay Srei temple is an ancient temple where you will see very clearly about Khmers’ art

After that, we continue moving to Banteay Samre the temple where is considered still the most complete because it is done by the anastylosis method, it looks still very originally although it was built for a long long time ago. Visiting these special two temples, you will have a chance to understand about a maintaining sense very well of the locals at here as well as Government of Cambodia about the ancient structures in this country.

After our lunch at the local restaurant in this area, we explore the rest most famous four temples of Angkor Temple Complex is Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang Lake or still called the Royal Baths, Banteay Kdei where is surrounded by 4 concentric walls and Ta Keo. Visiting these historical sites, you will have a chance to see a lot of the unique interior brick sculptures which were built since in late 10th early 11th century C.E, especially Ta Keo Temple is the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone, it is unique and beautiful. Then, our guide and driver transfer you back your hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

 

Day 6: Siem Reap – Boat Trip on Tonle Sap Lake “the Great Lake” of Cambodia (B)

Today if the time permits, then we will take a short boat trip to explore the largest fresh lake in Asia, it is called Tonle Sap Lake where you will take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat to explore the floating life of the locals on this lake, if you intend to volunteer on your trip is this is an ideal place for you to do this because almost locals whose live in Tonle Sap Lake are still very poor, although there are also the floating schools, hospitals, houses….in the lake, they are built also very simple and it is also not enough large and comfortable for all children and locals at here.

Travel Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap

Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap is the largest fresh lake in Asia, take a boat trip at here to find out the floating life of the locals at here is very worth and fun

In this lake, there are also some places for you to buy the different souvenirs which are made by hand by the locals, they are not expensive so that this is also a chance for you to support the locals by buying these souvenirs, or you also buy some the rice bags to give it for the poor families in the lake, this activity is very popular to do with the tourists whose want to volunteer in this place.

After our boat trip, you are transferred directly to the airport to catch your departure flight to your next destination.