Siam Reap, Cambodia Tour

Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia, and a popular resort town as the gateway to Angkor region.

Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handycraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake.

 Siem Reap today—being a popular tourist destination—has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. This is much owed to its proximity to Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia.

 The name Siem Reap can be translated to mean ‘Defeat of Siam’ (Cambodians call Thailand Siam or “Siem”), and it refers to the centuries-old conflict between the Siamese and Khmer peoples. Under the rule of the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 18th century, it was referred to as Nakhom Siam. According to oral tradition, the name was given by King Ang Chan (1516–1566) as “Siem Reap”, meaning “the flat defeat of Siam” after he defeated the Thai King Maha Chakkraphat who sent an army to attack Cambodia in 1549. Scholars however consider this a modern folk etymology and that the actual origin of the name of Siem Reap is unknown.

Ta Prohm and many other temples were filmed for the movie of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Starring Angelina Jolie that was released last 2001.

First Day
4:00 p.m. Hotel Driver will send you to the Meeting point across Chulalongkorn Hospital
4:30 p.m. Depart by Bus
Morning Have breakfast on Board (Meal 1)
8:30 a.m. Arrive at Immigration Checkpoint at Poipet then transfer to Air conditioned Van/Car to Province of Siem Reap that will take about two and a half hours of travel.
Noon Take Lunch at a restaurant at the province of Siem Reap (Meal 2)
3:30 p.m. From Hotel service will take you to the Lord Chinaman Wong Buddhe, a Sacred object and place to receive fortune over looking a Lake, Largest in Asia. Take a peek on the way of living of Cambodian at Tonle Sap Lake while watching the Sunset Sky.
7:00 p.m. Dinner at a Restaurant (Meal 3) After Dinner relax at the hotel or continue to explore Siem Reap just right outside the hotel doors.
Second Day
Morning Breakfast at Hotel (Meal 4)
8:00 a.m. Take a trip at Banteay Srei which was built at the end of the reign of King Rajendra Trust Nonthaburi, but it was completed in the reign of his son King Jayavarman 5. The temple was dedicated to the hindu god shiva and located in the area of Angkor in Cambodia. It lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25km north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom. Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”, or the “jewel of Khmer art.”
Noon Lunch service Restaurant (Meal 5)
Afternoon After Lunch, Visit Angkor Thom, literally means Great City, the Last and the most enduring capital City of the Khmer Empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII. Angkor Thom was established as the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire, and was the center of his massive building program. One inscription found in the city refers to Jayavarman as the groom and the city as his bride. The last temple known to have been constructed in Angkor Thom was Mangalartha, which was dedicated in 1295. Most of the great Angkor ruins have vast displays of bas-relief depicting the various gods, goddesses, and other-worldly beings from the mythological stories and epic poems of ancient Hinduism (modified by centuries of Buddhism). Mingled with these images are actual known animals, like elephants, snakes, fish, and monkeys, in addition to dragon-like creatures that look like the stylized, elongated serpents (with feet and claws) found in Chinese art.
7:00 p.m. Dinner at a restaurant while watching a native dance. After meal return to hotel (Meal 6)
Third Day
Morning Breakfast at the Hotel (Meal 7)
8:00 am Visit a temple of indigenous genocide tribe then go shopping at Psah Chas Market that is popular with tourists in the city and sells souvenirs but it is also known for its variety of Cambodian cuisine, and has a number of food stalls which sell a variety of rices, dried fish and pork sausages, vegetables and fruits, and a Cambodian specialty Prahok, a type of fermented fish paste. Some stalls sell baguettes and spiced frogs, which is believed to be a relic of French colonialism in the area.
Noon Lunch at the Casino Restaurant (Meal 8)
Afternoon Hotel Check out, Arrive at Poipet Check point. Take a shop at duty-free and travel back to Bangkok.
8:00 p.m. Arrive at Bangkok.
Price 7,900 THB including visa, Transportation and Accommodation. (Additional Fees may apply)

Additional Tourist Tips:

  • Dress Casual at all times, especially visiting temples.
  • Tour requires a lot of walking, Better to bring water or refreshments even pain relievers.
  • Prepare Sunscreen or Umbrella to protect you from sun’s heat.
  • Food is very similar to Thailand Dishes but they focus mainly on Fish cuisine.
  • Prepare Cambodian Riel (Currency of Cambodia) for some stores don’t accept Thai baht or Dollars.
  • Most of the roads in Cambodia is a Dirt Road so expect some bumps along the way.
  • Always Keep an Eye on your valuables like, Passport Money and Electronic Gadgets.
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