PRIVATE ANGKOR TOUR ITINERARY
ONE DAY TOUR
TIME START: 8 AM -5 PM
- ANGKOR THOM: At the heart of Angkor Thom is the 12th-century Bayon, the mesmerizing, if slightly mind-bending, state temple of Jayavarman VII. It epitomizes the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 Gothic towers are decorated with 216 gargantuan smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara, and it is adorned with 1.2km of extraordinary bas-reliefs incorporating more than 11,000 figures. The temple’s eastward orientation leads most people to visit in the morning. However, Bayon looks equally good around late afternoon.
- TA PROM: Ta Prohm’s state of ruin is a state of beauty, which is investigated with delight and left with regret. Ta Prohm is locating southwest of the East Mebon and east of Angkor Thom. Its outer enclosure is near the corner of Banteay Kdei. It can be accessed by entering the monument from the west and leave from the east entrance. Ta Prohm is especially serene and beautiful in the early morning. A torch and a compass are useful for visiting this temple at all times. It was built about the mid-12th century to early 13th century (1186) by King Jayavarman VII, dedicated to the mother of the king (Buddhist) replica to Bayon style of art.
- ANGKOR WAT: Angkor Wat – built by Suryavarman II (r 1112–52) is the earthly representation of Mt Meru, the Mt Olympus of the Hindu faith and the abode of ancient gods. The Cambodian god-kings of old each strove to better their ancestors’ structures in size, scale, and symmetry, culminating in what is believed to be the world’s largest religious building. The temple is the heart and soul of Cambodia and a source of fierce national pride. Unlike the other Angkor monuments, it was never abandoned to the elements and has been in virtually continuous use since it was built.