We start our Angkor adventure with a visit to Angkor Wat temple easily the most famous
and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. We then move on to Angkor Thom
visiting Bayon, with its 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic smiling faces,
Phimeanakas, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. We finish
the morning with a stop at the very photogenic South Gate of Angkor Thom City where the gods
and demons line the road leading to the gate struggling in a cosmic tug-of-war. The Gate itself
is crowned with four large faces facing in the cardinal directions.
Lunch is Khmer style in a local restaurant. Regain your energy enjoying a sumptuous Khmer feast
near Sras Srang, the Royal Pool of Ablutions, originally reserved for the King and his consorts.
Enjoy a spread of great local food followed by a nap lazing in a hammock, or explore to see the
traditional way of life and say hello to the Cambodians near here.
After lunch we continue our day tour by visiting the beautiful Ta Prohm (Tomb Raider) temple which
was made famous by Angelina Jolie. Feel like one of the early explorers as you visit this temple
which has been left to be reclaimed by the jungle.
If time permits finish the day climbing one of the oldest buildings in the Angkor complex, the brick
pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.