The Grand Hotel d'Angkor is a historic luxury hotel located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It opened in 1932, and is currently run by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. The hotel was constructed to accommodate the influx of tourists arriving in Cambodia to visit the Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious complex, as well as many other temples and monuments in the area.
In the morning we head to the Roluos Temple Complex. The ruins are the remains of the first major Khmer empire capital and are comprised of Bakong, Preah Ko and Lo Lei.
We have lunch in Siem Reap before beginning our discovery of Angkor Wat, easily the most famous and best preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. We spend most of the afternoon here before heading to either Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup for sunset.
Today, we commence at the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom. We explore The Bayon, which is the centerpiece of this ancient city. It contains 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic smiling faces. We shall also see the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper King, as well as the Ta Prohm Temple. In the afternoon, we visit the Angkor National Museum displaying numerous artifacts and multimedia presentations of Angkorian history and culture. Our day ends with an Apsara dance show. Dancers, singers and musicians bring ancient Khmer culture to life in spectacular surroundings while you enjoy the very best in Cambodian cuisine.
After breakfast, we drive to the exquisite Banteay Srei (“Citadel of the women”). The temple displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. We’ll also go and discover the Banteay Samre. After lunch, we head to Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. Preah Khan was originally a Buddhist monastery school and has an array of interesting architectural features. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Not far from the impressive Angkor Complex lies the huge Tonle Sap Lake. It is one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, it swells to 12,000 km². During the dry season though, it shrinks to as small as 2500 km². Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as locals who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. UNESCO classified this ecosystem as a Biosphere Reserve in 1997. You will take a small boat and discover some floating villages as well as the areas wildlife. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.
This morning, we head to Beng Mealea Temple, located in the countryside east of Siem Reap. The rest of the day is free at your leisure until your transfer to the airport.
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