Exploration Tour by Shi Hai Travel
On our exploration tour, you will get to see the world-famous Angkor Wat, the faces at Bayon, and the Tomb Raider temple called Ta Prohm! You’ll see tropical waterfalls surrounded by dense jungle, learn about the recent history of Cambodia, and get to explore the real Cambodia!
One of our most popular tours!
On the first day, we will come and pick you up from your arrival to Siem Reap either from the airport or bus station. We will transfer you to your hotel to check in and relax for the rest of the day. If you are already in Siem Reap or you have arranged a transfer with your hotel, then we will skip this part of the tour.
You’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out Angkor Thom which means “Great City” in English. In Angkor Thom, we will see the famous Bayon temple which is home to the famous faces. The temple was built by King Jayavarman VII and the numerous faces adorning the towers are thought to be his face. We will also see other temples located inside the Great City including Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, Baphuon, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the Terrace of the Elephants.
We’ll then continue to see Ta Prohm which was made famous by the Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. This wonderful temple has been left to the elements and trees are growing right through the middle of the temple.
We will then head back to see what you’ve all been waiting for – Angkor Wat Temple! You can spend hours getting lost in the intricate grounds with many galleries, libraries, pavilions, and courtyards to explore. You can also explore the extensive grounds surrounding the main structure at Angkor Wat. Finally, we’ll head to Bakheng temple where you can see the sun set over Angkor Wat.
On the third day, you’ll enjoy a visit to Kulen Mountain where you can see Phnom Kulen which is one of the most sacred places in the Kingdom of Cambodia and was the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. Today, many Cambodians visit Kulen mountain to relax by the waterfall and swim in the river which is said to bring good health and a long life.
At Phnom Kulen, we’ll visit Kbal Spean which is where you will see the River of a Thousand Lingas. These lingams are phallic symbols of Shiva, the Hindu God. You will also see many Buddhist carvings as well as many animals. When the riverbed was carved, the water was diverted for the work to be completed. Once complete, the water took its original path over the new intricate carvings.
We will also visit Banteay Srei which is another popular temple on the tourist trail. Banteay Srei contains many fine carvings which are said to have been carved by women. The name translates into English as the “Lady Temple” or the “Citadel of the Women”.
We will continue to the Landmine museum where you can see how the millions of landmines placed in Cambodian continue to affect Cambodians today. You can see the different types of landmines used and learn how Cambodia is currently being demined.
On the fifth day, you can enjoy breakfast at your hotel and relax. We will transfer you to the airport or bus station for your departure. If you need to purchase airport or bus tickets, contact us and we’ll only be too happy to help.
Shi Hai Travel
Bahkeng Road Salakanseng Svay Dangkum Siem Reap, 17252
Welcome to Shi Hai Travel based nearby the famous Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.