• Departure: Early morning
• Return: Evening
• Remarks: Basic level of fitness required, walking on uneven terrain, sturdy shoes recommended
• Sites you will visit: Angkor Thom, South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat.
• Highlights: Architecture, history, nature, people, sunset view
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Departing the hotel early will ensure a cool start to the day. You will enter the ancient city through its South Gate. In the very centre lies the temple of Bayon – silent witnesses of time, the 216 enigmatic faces gaze over the horizon and one can only wonder what they have seen throughout the ages. I will point out the best angles for photography here and give explanation of the many intricate carvings on the walls of the galleries. You will then continue to Baphuon with its long causeway and an impressive giant Reclining Buddha, a jigsaw puzzle only put back together in 2011 following a 37 year-long disruption caused by the war. Phimeanakas is hiding in the shaded jungle and offers a decent over-the-tree-tops view to those who conquer the steep steps to the top. Continuing further, you can admire the Esplanade of the Royal Palace more commonly known as the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
Having gained its 21st century fame from the Tomb Raider movie, the charming and iconic Ta Prohm features on most visitors' itineraries and rightfully so. Here nature takes over ancient man made structures and golden Spung tree (Tetrameles Nudiflora) roots wrap themselves around mossy stones in a tight embrace.
Your afternoon adventure will commence at the largest religious monument ever built – Angkor Wat. One can simply spend hours wandering in awe at the grandeur of this temple, its many levels and intricate carvings adorning the many galleries. The stories told by me will bring ancient Angkor times back to life.
Sunset atop of Pre Rup Temple with stunning vistas and tips of the five lotus-like Angkor Wat towers visible in the south-east direction.
Private English Speaking Tour Guide
Private Transportation with A/C
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
Pure Drinking Water
Temple Pass/Entrance Fee (Angkor Wat one-day pass: $37)
Meals & drinks
Other services not mentioned
To enhance your experience and to preserve Angkor for generations to come, we kindly urge you to observe the following points:
Dress Code: Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulders are prohibited in sacred places. Respectful dress is strongly encouraged in Angkor.
Monuments: Touching carvings, sitting on fragile structures, leaning on temple structures, moving or taking archaeological artifacts and graffiti are strictly prohibited. Backpacks, umbrellas with sharp tips, tripods and high heels are discouraged from being brought or worn inside the temples.
Sacred Sites: As Angkor is a sacred site, loud conversation, noises and other inappropriate behaviour in Cambodian culture is considered to be offensive and may disturb other visitors. Please keep calm and be respectful.
Restricted Areas: For your own safety and for the conservation of Angkor, please comply with all signs on the site and be mindful of your steps at all times. Do not climb on loose stones.
Smoking and Littering: As a member of the World Health Organization, Angkor has been a smoke free site since 2012. Smoking cigarettes disturbs others and cigarettes can start bush fires. To protect the environment, please do not smoke and litter.
Candy or Money to Children: Buying items, giving candy or money to children encourages them not to attend school but to beg. If you wish to help the children, please consider donating to a recognized charity.
Monks: Monks are revered and respected. If you want to take pictures, please ask for permission first. Women should not touch nor stand or sit too close to monks.
Know Before you book
You should have a reasonable lever of fitness and can walk approximately 2km.
The Temple Ticket is not required for children 11 year old and younger if a valid passport is presented on the day of the activity.
Private hotel pick-up & drop-off is included. Please give your hotel address once confirming your reservation.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Most travelers can participate
Please be ready at your hotel lobby at your scheduled pick-up time.
What to bring
-You are requested to wear clothes covering your shoulder and knee when you are in temples.
-Bring powerbank, camera, phone and sunscreen, sunglass during temple tour.
-Bring flashlight for sunrise, insect repellent, hat, Hand sanitizer, water bottle, your daily medicine, some cash for meal.
-Walking shoes are recommended for temple tour. Flip Flop is fine if you prefer.
Since we were planning to visit Cambodia before this pandemic, we were so happy to find an online tour at Angkor Wat on Triplelights. Our tour guide, Chansip is very kind, pleasant, patient, and knowledgeable. He explained various aspects about Angkor Wat and showed us beautiful sceneries there including many detailed carvings. It was just like a real tour. I really recommend exploring Angkor Wat with Chansip.
Hi Tomoko. You're very kind and it was enjoyable for me too, to be able to show you parts of the beautiful place of Angkor Wat temple. It was kind of great luck for me to have showed you all history of Cambodia. Please let me know should you have any question. Hope to you see again in the future. Best regards, Chansip