Morning, my private Angkor tour guide and driver will pick you up at your self-booked hotel at around 07:30 am, and then escort you to the heart of Sambor Pri Kuk are found today was identified as ISANAPURA, the capital of Chenla in 7th century. Chenla was a former vassal of the Funan kingdom that was one of the first state in Southeast Asia, but it gradually gained its power and eventually King Citrasena Mahendravarman of Funan in the early 7th century. we will take you to explore Lion Temple Group - Prasat Yeai Poeun Group and Kroul Romeas Temple Group.
Lunch is on your own arrangement and my private tour guide is also glad to provide some recommendations.
Afternoon, we will take you to explore Bakan Temple or Preah Khan Kampong Svay It had been founded in the 11th,12th and 13th century. Probably first started under the reign King Suryavarman I, It was a royal residence during the kingdom of Suryavarman II and even Jayavarman VII lived here, before recapturing the capital city of Yasodharapura from invading Chams in 1181, and improved the complex. It covers an area about 5 kilometers square, is oriented to north-east and has four concentric enclosures. It was provided with water by a large baray (2.8 km by 750 m).
On an artificial island (mebon) in the middle of the baray (reservoir) there is Preah Thkol temple. In the southeastern corner stands the remains of the 15 metres high pyramid of Preah Damrei, with laterite enclosure and two stone elephants (Damrei means elephant) at its upper corners and Naga platform.
Inside the exterior enclosure, in the middle of the western side of baray, there is Prasat Preah Stung, with a peculiar four-faced central tower in Bayon style, which is preceded by a landing-stage with nāga balaustrades. A laterite causeway leads from here to a centric enclosure, 701 m by 1097 m, surrounded by a moat and endowed with four gopuras similar to Angkor Thom. Near the eastern gopura there is a dharmasala.
The whole one-day private Sambor Pri Kuk and Preah Khan Kampong Svay Tours will come to an end here. The guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.
Evening Activities, if you are interested to watch the traditional performance show, Cambodia Phare Circus, Experience Cambodian Cuisine. Please let us know and then we will help you to book good seats and find the best place for you to eat and drink.
Please dress properly cloths for visiting temples, no shorts, no tank tops. Just decent clothing. A T-shirt is OK, a singlet is not. If you wear shorts and T-Shirts make sure they are long enough to be knee length and shoulders covered. No scarf or shawl.