THREE DAY SPECIAL TOUR ITINERARY

THREE-DAY SPECIAL TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY ONE : 
Day one (): (Kompong Kleang, Beng Mealea and and Peng Komnou at svay Ler or Sunset at Pre Rup temple) :
  • Start at 8 am, you will be taken to see lives of people in stilted and floating villages of


Kompong Kleang, You canboard a boat and cruise along the lake to see houses built on stilts. The Kampong Kleng is about 65kms from Siem Reap town. This place is highly recommended. The boat driver will take you to tour the lake about 1 and 1/2 hours and also floating village about 12,000 people living there. Visitors to Kompong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. Kampong Khleang is a permanent community within the floodplain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. But Kampong Khleang is significantly larger with near 10 times the population of Kampong Phluk, making it the largest community on the Lake. 

Then move on to visit one of the best Indiana Jones temple in Cambodia, Beng Melea temple. This was where they made "two brothers". Then move to Svay Ler to visit Peung Komnou (painted reliefs or caves). There you will have a motorbike tour at your own expense. It’s a great experience to see this with no tourists around.
Peung Komnou: http://khmersources.blogspot.com/2008/06/rokha-tevada-god-of-wilderness.html. or See sunset at Pre Rup temple


DAY TWO:
Ta Promh, Ta Nei, Angkor Wat. After lunch break, continue to South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, terrace of elephant and leper king. Then visit FOCO orphanage ( Optional).

At 6: 50 am you'll be picked up from the hotel. This is to avoid the crowd.
 Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft 
  • Jungle-clap Ta Prohm, The movie called Tomb raider. You’ll see how the tentacle-like tree roots are slowly strangling the surviving stones. It’s an evocative sight. Admire the temple in the early morning light and with fewer people around than later in the day.


  • Ta Nei  ( Hidden temple in the forest). 
  • Angkor Wat ( From the east entrance). To do this, you can avoid the large crowd from the west. You will enjoy your time for a while before you join them in the temple. It's avoidable as you will go to the third level ( only one stair there). 
  • Lunch break ( The tour guide will recommend the restaurant for you)
  • Bayon: Our journey continues with a tour of the South Gate of Angkor Thom, 54 Asuras and Devas holding a Naga to form a beautiful rail of the bridge of the 12 century city. Then move to the center of this city where we see the smiling faces of the Bayon temple, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

    Note: 
    Please wear proper clothes for Angkor Wat and Baphoun. If you wear shorts and t-shirt, please make sure they are long enough to cover your knees and shoulders. You have lunch near the temples with the advice of the tour guide for time and place.



    On the way back to the city visit FOCO (Web:http://www.focochildren.org).  This is an orphanage supported by Happy Angkor Wat tour. This is OPTIONAL. There is no forced donation or  trick of a visit to this orphanage.

    Friends of the Orphan Children Organization - FOCO Children
    Friends of the Orphan Children Organization. Friends of the Orphan Children Organization (FOCO) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that began in 2010 when Mr. Em ...

    Day three: Landmine museum; Kulen mountain: (1000 lings, Reclining Buddha & big waterfalls ) and artisan D' Angkor.


    • After breakfast, visit Landmine museum: Tourists began hearing stories about a young Khmer man, Aki Ra, who cleared landmines with a stick and had a house full of defused ordnance. Ra began charging a dollar to see his collection, using the money to help further his activities. Thus began the Cambodia Landmine Museum.


    Cambodia Landmine Museum.jpg

    In 2007 the Cambodian government ordered Aki Ra’s museum closed. He was allowed to move it to a new location 40 kilometers from Siem Reap, near Banteay Srey Temple, inside the Angkor National Park. A Canadian NGO, the Cambodia Landmine Museum Relief Fund, founded by documentary film producer Richard Fitoussi, raised the money to buy the land and build the Museum. Most of the funding was provided by Tom Shadyac, a movie director from California.
    The new museum opened in May 2007 and currently houses a 4 gallery museum as well as being the home to 27 children. The Cambodia Landmine Museum exists for 3 reasons:
    1. To tell Aki Ra’s story
    2. To tell the world about the horrors of landmines and explain that war is only half the problem. The aftermath of war continues long after the shooting stops.
    3. To care for the children who live at the museum.


    • Head up north by car to the sacred mountain for Cambodians called the Kulen Mountain for the 1000s Linga carving under the water stream. This was the birthplace of the Khmer empire which lasted almost 400 hundreds. , Grand Reclining Budha and the Big Water fall. Enjoy taking a bath in the holy water.




    • Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian company which was originally created to help young rural people find work near their home village. As the offshoot of an educational project called Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle, aiming at providing professional skills to communities with limited educational opportunities, Artisans Angkor has maintained its commitment to education by developing its own training program.

    to the promotion of a fair development of Khmer Arts and Crafts 


    Since its creation at the end of 1990s, Artisans Angkor has strived to offer good working conditions and social advantages to its employees. It has now opened 42 workshops in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1300 people, including more than 900 artisans. Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk painting. Not only does the company revive traditional Khmer Arts and Crafts but it also offers a collection of hand-made clothing and home furnishings fitted to contemporary lifestyles. Artisans Angkor offers a wide range of high quality products that can suit every taste.

    The price 



     1-2 people


    3-4 people



     5-6 people

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    The tour included:

    • A/C vehicle with petrol ( The driver and tour guide could be the same person if he uses his own car. This is to help them to get better paid for this hard work).
    • English-speaking Tour Guide 
    • Cold drinking Water
    • Cold Towels (for face and hands, Sorry not for your feet)
    The tour doesn't include:
    • 1 day Temple Pass $37 USD / pax ( Subject to change if the authority does).
    • Kompong Khleang boat tour ticket: $20/ Pax
    • Beng Mealea ticket; $5 USD/ pax
    • Kulen mountain: $20 USD/ pax
    • Landmine Museum ticket: $5 USD/ pax
    • Motorbike tour to Peung Komnou: $10 USD/ motorbike
    • hotel room
    • meals
    • Tip if you like the service.
    • If you wish to see sunrise, there will be some extra fee for that.

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