4D3N Cultural Siem Reap
SGD $880 per person
4D3N Stay at 5* Shinta Mani Hotel + Fullboard + Guide Tour(Worth S$1120)
- Roundtrip by Silk Air
- 3 nights accommodation based on Poolview Room with daily breakfast only at Trip Advisor Rank No.1 Siem Reap Best Luxury Romance Hotel Shinta Mani Resort.
- 2-Ways Land Transfer from Siem Reap Airport to Shinta Mani Club.
- Complementary One Fresh Fruit Juice or Fruit Shake and any other drink from restaurants’ drink list for every gourmet meal restaurants.
- Meals as per itinerary
- Tours as per itinerary
Terms & Conditions:
- Passengers are responsible to ensure that all travel documents and entry Visas requirement are in order prior to departure.
- Rates are subjected to change with or without prior notice.
- All reservations are subjected to availability.
Day 1 Home / Siem Reap – (Dinner)
Check in at International Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Check in hotel. Set Khmer dinner at The Cambodian Muslim Restaurant. Tonight free at your own leisure to visit night market or the famous Pub Street (walking distance from/to hotel).
Day 2 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temple, Banteay Srey Temple, Taprom Temple, Angkor Thom Temple, Bakheng Temple Tour (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the visually, architecturally and artistically breath-taking Angkor Wat. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Angkor Wat is the centrepiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor. The temple itself is 1 km square and consists of three levels surmounted by a central tower. The walls of the temple are covered inside and out with bas-reliefs and carvings. Nearly 2000 distinctively rendered apsara (angel) cravings adorn the walls through the temple and represent some of the finest examples of apsara carving in Angkorian ear art. Proceed to a little more than 30 km north of Angkor, sits the remarkable small temple of Banteay Srei. The name, relatively modern, means “Citadel of the Women” or perhaps “Citadel of Beauty”. Presumably refer to its size and the delicacy of its decoration. After lunch at Explorers Halal Restaurant visit the Taprom Temple – this quite sprawling monastic complex is partially cleared of jungle overgrowth. Intentionally left partially un-restored, massive fig and silk cotton trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best “tree-in temple” photo opportunities. Next visit South Gate of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a 3km Square walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of Angkorian Empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the campaign from the Cham invaders in 1181,he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city. He began with existing structures such as Baphuon and Phimeanakas, Elephants Terraces & Leper King Terraces and builds a grand Royal Enclosed City around them, adding the outer wall/moat and some of Angkor’s greatest temples including his state-temple, Bayon famous with its 54 towers decorated with 216 enormous mysterious smiling faces, set at the center of the city. It also There are five entrances (gates) to the city, one for each cardinal point and the victory gate leading to the Royal Palace area. Each gate is crowned with 4 giant faces. The South Gate is often the first stop on a tour of temples. Next enchant by the beautiful sunset& fascinating view of the whole Angkor Wat at Bakheng Mountain Temple (if weather permit). Tonight dinner at Muslim Family Kitchen Restaurant. Tonight free at your own leisure to revisit night market or famous Pub Street (walking distance from/to hotel.
Day 3 Siem Reap – Silk Farm / Artisans Handicraft Center / An Nikmah Mosque / Wat Thmey (Siem Reap Killing Field) / Floating Village (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Silk farm & Artisans D’Angkor handicraft center. This handicraft center was formed by French. They help the cripples in Cambodia to master handicraft skills. We can buy the finished product from the center. Lunch at Muslim Family Restaurant and visit An Nikmah Mosque – The Siem Reap Biggest Mosque. Afternoon we will visit Wat Thmey. It is a small active Pagoda, with a not-very-inspiring statue of Buddha. The hall it’s in is quite nicely rated and deco you could spend a good couple of minutes there looking around. Outside there are the homes for the monks, and a teaching hall, as well as a small gift shop selling tourist tack. Wat Thmey is home to Siem Reap’s Killing Fields’ memorial. Anyone who comes to Cambodia and knows anything about it’s past, will know that since the 1400s it has been a trouble country. 1st the Thais sacked Angkor in 1432. Then in 1863, at the request of the King in Exile, the French took over. In the 1960s and 70s, Cambodia was subject to violent protests, and civil war. Finally in 1975, the Khmer Rouge took power. They renamed the country Democratic Kampuchea and started clearing people from towns. In a matter of hours, the entire population of Phnom Penh was ordered to leave. Many people died on the road. Everywhere people were put to work. People were killed for the slightest reason – for being too clever, for refusing to work. Many more died through starvation, illness and the brutality that followed. Most were buried in mass graves, or simply thrown into hastily dug trenches. It is estimated that 2,000,000 people were killed – about a third of the population at the time. The regime was largely ousted in 1979 but Cambodia was in a state of limbo and run by the Vietnamese until 1993 when the King was restored and power returned to an elected government. Cambodia as a modern country is only 20 years old. No wonder people look to the future, even though their greatest monuments are from the past. Pol Pot had great ideals, great motives, but the plan went awry. In Phnom Penh there are reminders of this at Chao Ponhea Yat High School (the notorious Tuol Sleng or S21 prison) and the Killing Fields. In Siem Reap, the memorial is a small building at Wat Thmey with glass windows housing the skulls and bones of some of those who perished. There are also a couple of boards with fading photos showing life in the dark days. Then we visit Kampong Phluk which is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary houses. In the wet season when water level rises, the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Kampong Phluk’s economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting. Dinner at Thobayana Restaurant in Siem Reap. Tonight free at your own leisure.
Day 4 Siem Reap / Home (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own leisure until transfer to airport for your flight back home.