Itinerary Details Day 5: Angkor Wat Temple Complex
After breakfast at hotel we make our way to visit Banteay Srei, constructed in the late 10th century by a Brahmin counselor under the power king Rajendarvarman. It was loosely translated to citadel of the woman, but it is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. En-route we stop at Pre Rub (turn the body), which was constructed in late 10th century, dedicated to Hindu gods. This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple.
We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
We head on to visit Preah Khan temple, built by King Jayavarman VII and dedicated to his father. It is a huge, highly exportable monastic complex, and serves as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. We continue to Neak Pean, a small island temple, located in the middle of the last Baray, constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area.
Your tour guide will then bring you back to your hotel where the further evening will be at your own interpretation.
Transportation: Private transportation during tour
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Guide: English speaking private tour guide