Angkor was the capital of Cambodia and had a rich culture and history. Angkor is the vast area, north of the Tonle Sap lake, where the Khmer kings ruled from the 9th century to the beginning of the 15th century. They left for posterity an incridible legacy in stone and beautiful architecture. Tourists visit Siem Reap not only for the history but also the diverse culture around Angkor. Our one day itinerary overs the Small Circuit tour with the most legendary monuments in the park. If you only have one day to spend, then the small circuit is the way to explore wtih our Angkor Tourist Guide.
If you're an early riser and want to enjoy things in the early morning, go and admire the sunrise with us! We'll take you to experience a unique photograph as a souvenir of your visit Siem Reap ancient temples. Angkor Wat is the most popular sunrise spots to see the reflection pools, allowing the spectacle of the temple itself, and the dramatic colors of the sky to appear mirrored in the water as the sun rises view of the world’s largest religious. With our Angkor Tourist Guide we'll teach you about the history of this historic religious pilgrimage site and give you plenty of time to explore Angkor temples.
After enjoying in Angkor Sunset, we will take you in this tour to visit the stunning sunset view at Phnom Bakheng is the most popular spot in Angkor to end the day. Dating from the early 10th century, Phnom Bakheng was built on a 70-metre-high hill and was the first of the temple-mountains built in the Angkor complex. Similarly to the other spots, it’s best to get here early. Only 300 people are allowed in at any one time so arrive at 4pm to guarantee a spot. Then allow for around two hours to experience the sky’s ever-changing red, yellow and orange hues. So take us to explore Angkor archaeological park! Most of the customers love this Angkor sunset private tour.
Banteay Srei is the citadel of beauty was built by the pink colour of the limestone, and the elaborate decorative carvings of many devatas that grace its walls, which makes it a favorite destination for tourists. In the early morning we want to take you to visit one of the best places - the Banteay Srei! Here, you will enjoy the stunning view and the peacefulness in Angkor. Besides, we'll take you to some lovely locations surrounding the main temples in Angkor archaeological park are Ta Prohm, Bayon and Angkor Wat! We hope you love this world heritage site as much as we do here at Angkor Tourist Guide!
Angkor Wat is the majestic temple which became the internationally recognized symbol of the ancient Khmer civilization. It is beyond any doubt a wonder of the religious architectural world.
Beng Mealea was only re-opened to visitors in the early 2000s after the painstaking task of clearing it from land mines, which took years, was completed. It’s often described as a ‘flat’ version of Angkor Wat and was most likely built around the same time. You will learn to recognize the sralao tree whose white trunk looks like a combination of vertical roots, but also the strangler fig tree, a ficus which starts its epiphytic life when birds carry its seeds high up another tree or on top of the sanctuary.
More seriously, spending two or three days in Angkor is the minimum time one needs to visit the most important temples. Four to five days will allow you to visit more of the Angkor site temples but also to include a one day-trip to a far away site: Preah Vihear, Koh Ker, Preah Khan of Kampong Svay, Sambor Prei Kuk or Banteay Chhmar. If you are keen on visiting more than one of these far away sites, or on visiting a great number of the Angkor temples, a week will be perfect.
Cambodia became a French Protectorate in 1863, In 1866 a scientific mission send to assess whether the Mekong was navigable (it was not) started with a three-week detour through Angkor, then under the control of Siam. Under the leadership of Commander Doudart de Lagrée, Francis Garnier, Louis Delaporte and Louis Carné conducted the first surveys of the temples.