Depart from your hotel between 7:40 and 8:30am and spend the whole day exploring the awesome temples of Angkor.
Angkor Wat is the world’s largest sacred building and an architectural masterpiece. Built in the 12th century, the temple took 30 years to build and represents Khmer civilisation at its grandest. You will also visit the southern Gate of Angkor Thom flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side - gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. At ‘The Bayon’ (12th century), you will see its beautifully crafted central towers covered in more than 200 enormous faces, then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants.
After lunch and a rest break, set out to the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm – one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot 'rediscovered' this crumbling site. After exploring the maze-like interior of Ta Prohm, continue to see a sunset at Bakheng Mountain before returning back to your hotel.
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