Exploring Angkor Temple
Early morning, drive out of town into country side to Banteay Srei, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. This is the fabled pink temple of women, so called because it is made of pink sandstone & considered a tribute to the beauty of women. Its small size, delicate carving and remarkable state of preservation make Banteay Srei one of travelers' favorite temp.
Leave Ban Teay srei temple, we head to Angkor park to visit the largest Hindu temple in the world: ANGKOR WAT, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu.
This large pyramid temple was built between 1113 and 1150 by King Suryavarman II as state temple and capital city. The complex is surrounded by a great moat 570 feet wide. It features five trademark towers and stunning bas reliefs, it has become a symbol of Cambodia.
Lunch at local resturant.
Our tour starts again woth visit to jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm which has been left relatively untouched. Enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers grow over and through the ruin walls, allowing you to experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it.
Continue your Angkor exploration from South gate of Angkor Thom -the capital city of Khmer rulers, where you will explore Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, which is famous for some 200 striking colossal humane faces carved in 54 stone towers and impressive bas reliefs.
Then stroll to Elephant terrace, which is over 350 meter long and is carved with a long line of elephants. The terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army.
At the end of the day, enjoy sunset over Angkor temple.
Meal : Lunch