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One Day Private Guide Tour of Grand Circuit & Small Circuit

by Global Travel & Tours
per traveler Price is $88
*Pricing based on group of 8 travelers
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Duration: 8h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Personal guide & exploring several beautiful Angkor temples

  • Mysterious gray sandstone towers of historic Ta Prohm

  • View of 12th-century Preah Khan—built by King Jayavarman VII

  • Neak Pean, temple standing in the center of a pool

  • Unforgettable sight of Ta Som, surrounded by vegetation

Highlights

  • Personal guide & exploring several beautiful Angkor temples

  • Mysterious gray sandstone towers of historic Ta Prohm

  • View of 12th-century Preah Khan—built by King Jayavarman VII

  • Neak Pean, temple standing in the center of a pool

  • Unforgettable sight of Ta Som, surrounded by vegetation

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $153, taxes included

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One Day Private Guide Tour of Grand Circuit & Small Circuit

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Angkor

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Siem Reap City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Siem Reap


Description

Today, your guide will meet you at 8am at your hotel. Drive to Ta Prohm, built in 1186 and dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII, featuring dark gray sandstone towers and courtyards exuding an aura of mystery. Unlike most of the other inner temples of Angkor, Ta Prohm has been left to the elements. Navigating around its narrow passages, immense kapok trees, and jungle-covered ruins is an unparalleled experience and one of the highlights of Angkor.

Next, visit Preah Khan or 'Sacred Sword,’ built by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. Among the towered enclosures, shoulder-hugging corridors, and numerous trees growing among the ruins, admire the wonderful carvings adorning the walls including the spectacular Hall of Dancers. Look for a mysterious 2-story structure with round columns and learn how the main temple is Buddhist but the complex includes Hindu temples representing Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma.

You’ll then continue to visit Ta KeoKing Suryavarman I commissioned this temple in the 10th Century, but it was never completed so has no elaborate decoration like its contemporaries. It is a pyramid on 5 levels and is dedicated to Shiva. Some scholars contend this was due to an inauspicious lightning strike during construction. Others have suggested the high quality sandstone was simply too hard to carve in detail. Visit as well Neak Pean a fountain built in the middle of a pool and the temple of Ta Som.

Enjoy our lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your tour of the Small Circuit. Visit Banteay KdeiThis temple was the first great Buddhist monastery in Cambodia, constructed by Jayavarman VII during the 12th and 13th centuries. Its system of galleries and vestibules that were added after the construction of the main towers makes it look like a cloister. It was built in sandstone, which has deteriorated quite badly. However, there remain some very beautiful lintels and pediments. Although it is in a ruinous state. Next, continue to visit the unique interior brick sculptures PrasatKravan, the Srah Srang reservoir (known as “The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunset. Transfer back to your hotel.

All our tours are Exclusive Private Tours, so you will not be put together with other guests


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of Grand Circuit and Small Circuit temples

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Siem Reap hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Siem Reap hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.