- Visit less tourist temples of Preah Khan (means Royal Sword), Ta Som, Banteay Samre, and Pre Rup for photos shooting in own styles of like.
- Take an in depth look at Banteay Srei, which is a temple full of arts on stone carving.
- Watch sunset at Pre Rup or Srah Srang.
Day 1: Siem Reap
(Meals included: -/L/- | Overnight at your own)
We escape from the crowded tourists who mostly focus on the well known temples, we found something different which is nice in its unique, easy to visit its beauty of nature, and amazing photos shooting in styles of our own like.
We start to visit Preah Khan, is located 2 kilometers north-east of Angkor Thom on the Grand Circuit. Preah Khan contains a maze of vaulted corridors and is another complex that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle. The temple was built in the second half of the 12th century in AD 1191 by King Jaya-varman VII, dedicating to his father Dharanindravarman. The inscription indicates that Preah Khan was built on the battle site where King Jaya-varman VII finally defeated the Chams. In those days it was known as Nagarajayacri which mean the city of Preah Khan. Four concentric ramparts subdivide Preah Khan. The outer or fourth wall, which is encircled by a wide moat, today encloses a large tract of jungle, formerly the living quarters of the monks, students and attendants of Preah Khan. The second rampart delineated the principle religious compound of about four hectares within which there is a dense concentration of temple and shrines. The central complex is Buddhist. The northern and western sectors are dedicated to Brahmanism Vishnu (west) and Shiva (north), whilst the southern sector is a place of ancestor worship. The eastern sector forms the grand entrance to the central shrine. Continue to Ta Som, built at the end of 12th century by the same King Jayavarman VII. It’s a wonderful combination of ruins and trees with wall carving about war time, monks praying to Buddha, and gods etc. Less tourists and so we are able to have nice unique photos shooting as much as we wish.
We then break for lunch at local restaurant nearby the temple complex to try some of the famous Khmer food.
Our exploration continues in the afternoon, we drive approximately 30 km’s to the small temple of Banteay Srei. This is another of the highlights and boasts the finest and most intricate of all the carvings to be found in Angkor. Carved from pink sandstone the name translates as “The Citadel of Women” because it was felt that the hands of men could not create such delicate beauty. On the way back we stop at Banteay Samre. Built during the same time as Angkor Wat, this beautifully retoured temple receives relatively few visitors and is a great addition. We also make a stop at Pre Rup is an architecturally and artistically superior mountain temple with Hindu style dedicated to Shiva and was built at the end of 10th century. Beautifully carved false doors on upper level, as well as an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Richly detailed, well-preserved carvings and particularly on the lintels. Another highlight is the temple changes its color as come a live in the late afternoon.
Depending on the updated policy of Apsara Authority, if possible we will watch the sunset from the crematorium temple of Pre Rup where we can watch the sun set into a scene of rice fields and sugar palms or move on to view sunset at Srah Srang (royal swimming pool in the ancient period) where we can watch the beautiful reflection of the sun in the large manmade pool. Later return to your hotel.
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