Arrival airport: PHNOM PENH POCHEN TONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Departure airport: SIEM REAP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This 3 days stay is a first contact with the everyday life of the capital. You will discover the main monuments of the city and the amazing confluent of the four rivers which irrigate the town. On the road towards Siem Reap, you will have a first vision of ancient Khmer temples.
It is also a way to acclimate yourself after the air travel. We recommend it to you as a preliminary stopover before the three to six days stay that you have chosen for the visit of the ANGKOR sites.
Day 1 : PHNOM PENH
Morning: Welcome at the Phnom Penh International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Downtown sightseeing with the visit of the VAT PHNOM pagodas, on a small artificial hill, and shopping at the CENTRAL MARKET, built in the thirties in a typical art deco style.
Afternoon: Visit of the ROYAL PALACE (1866) and of the SILVER PAGODA (1892) whose name is due to its ground covered by almost 6000 solid silver plates. All around the pagoda, you will “read” the RAMAYANA legend through a long serial of frescos painted on the walls.
Day 2 : PHNOM PENH
Morning: Visit of the GENOCIDE MUSEUM of TUOL SLENG and of the RUSSIAN MARKET for souvenirs’ shopping and to see another part, rather more crowded, of the town.
Afternoon: Visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM built in 1917, which presents large collections of artifacts from the pre-angkorian and angkorian periods.
At the end of the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat trip, from the TONLE SAP River to the MEKONG River, to watch the sunset over the town, the floating village and the fishingboats.
Day 3 : PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP
Morning: Early departure by car towards SIEM REAP and short stopover in KAMPONG THOM
Afternoon: You will leave the main road for about 30 km, to visit the SAMBOR PREI KUK temples (7th century).
Deep in the forest and in the center of a former capital of the Kingdom, you will discover three groups of small temples: Prasat Sambor, Prasat Tao and Prasat Yai Poan.
Continuation towards SIEM REAP and installation at the hotel.
Have a nice stay with MERU TOUR !
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