We organize a group tour to visit the sprawling ruins of Ankor Wat-deep in the Jungle in Siem Reap, Cambodia beaches, Travel the Mekong river by river boat in front of Cambodia royal palace, Koh Rong, Mondulkiri Province, souvenir market ( Central Market) in Phnom Penh
Your elephant will greet you at the South Gate of Angkor Thom city and will transport you to the Bayon temple in a regal style.
Duration: 30 minutes. Time: from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
To watch a splendid sunset over Angkor Wat from the ruins of Bakheng temple.
Your elephant will climb the steep slope of the Phnom Bakheng hill to the top, from where you will marvel at the silhouette of Angkor Wat glowing orange and red.
Sunset is at around 6 PM.
It takes about 15 minutes for the elephant ride each way.
Ankor Wat or Capital Temple is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres), It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th centuryIts 213-foot-tall (65 meters) central tower is surrounded by four smaller towers and a series of enclosure walls, a layout that recreates the image of Mount Meru, a legendary place in Hindu mythology that is said to lie beyond the Himalayas and be the home of the gods. . As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on it national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.
Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angor in Cambodia. It lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angor Thom. Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstones, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”, or the “jewel of Khmer art.”
.Phnom Backheang Temple
Phnom Bakheng at Angkor , Cambodia, is a Hindu and Buddhist temple in the form of a temple mountain. Dedicated to Shiva, it was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman (889-910). Located atop a hill, it is nowadays a popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger temple Ankor Wat, which lies amid the jungle about 1.5 km to the southeast.
Constructed more than two centuries before Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng was in its day the principal temple of the Angkor region, historians believes. It was the architectural centerpiece of a new capital, Yasodharapura, that Yasovarman built when he moved the court from the capital Hariharalaya in the Roluos area located to the southeast.
Sunset watching is always a fun thing to do, especially when traveling. But at Angkor Wat, watching the sun going down is a very interesting event. Not because the sun looks prettier from there, but because there are so many people gathering for it.
Where do these people gather? At a temple called Phnom Bakheng (a short distance from the Angkor temple), and this place has been famous for a while now as the spot for sunset watching.
Some people think Phnom Bakheng is overrated and too crowded, while others think it’s only so-so. But I found Phnom Bakheng to be a great place for an Angkor Wat sunset!