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Thailand - Cambodia (Angkor Wat) 9 Days

We expertize in customizing comfortable, private, exploring trip in the Kingdom of Thailand and Indochina

The temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok  Canal Tour, Bangkok, Thailand  Angkor Wat, Cambodia

 

En route Khmer civilization from Kingdom of Thailand to splendid Angkor Wat

Price starts at USD 1,554/person for group of 4 (4 stars hotel).

 

Program in Thailand

- Jim Thompson Thai House & Museum in Bangkok

- Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

- Sky roof dinner with Bangkok Panorama View

- Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha

- Thailand National Museum / Museum Siam / Arts of the Kingdom

- Wat Pra Buddha Chai (Buddha Image Temple)

- Jed Saonoi Waterfall

- Phimai Historic Park

- Petrified Wood Museum

- Prasat Muang Tam

 

Program in Cambodia

- Siem Riep City Tour

- Angkor Wat

- Angkor Thom

- Bayon Temple

- Temple of Banteay Srei

- The Banteay Samre Temple

- Preah Dark village

- Artisan d’Angkor

- The floating village of Choueng Kneas

 

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Details of Thailand - Cambodia Package

Day 1: (-, -, -)
Morning: Check in and relax
Afternoon: Visit Jim Thompson Thai House & Museum and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

 

Jim Thompson's house and museum    Jim Thompson's house and museum


Jim Thompson was the benefactor silk entrepreneur who improved the quality of Thai silk production and make Thai silk well known the world over. The museum houses valuable art items from countries in South East Asian countries e.g. the ancient statue from Myanmar, the table previously used by Thai King Rama V. The museum itself is old Thai houses relocated from other part of the country.

Dinner: (not included) We suggest Sky roof dinner with Bangkok Panorama View

Sky roof dinner, Bangkok Panorama View


Day 2: (B, L, D)
Morning: Museums tour in Bangkok.   

Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha
The Grand Palace has an area of 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. The length of the four walls is 1,900 metres. Within these walls, situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences.

Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand  Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand


When Siam restored law and order after the fall of Ayutthaya (the previous capital of Siam), the monarch lived in Thonburi which is on the west side of the Chaophraya river. King Rama I, on ascending the throne, moved the centre of administration to this side of the Chao Phraya river and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also as his offices--the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace.

This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the Dusit Maha Prasat and the Phra Maha Monthian.    

Afternoon: Canal Tour

Take the unique long-tailed boat to travel through Bangkok and witness the traditional way of life when the canals were the main transportation means of the Thai people. This is why Bangkok once was known as the ‘Venice of the East’ 

Canal Tour, Bangkok, Thailand  Canal Tour, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Dinner: by the Chaopraya River


Day 3: (B, L, D)
Morning: Wat Pra Buddha Chai (Buddha Image Temple) and Jed Saonoi Waterfall.

Pra Buddha Chai, Thailand     


After breakfast at hotel we will depart for Nakhon Ratchasima. Along the way, we will visit Wat Pra Buddha Chai (Buddha Image Temple) which was built by King Song Dharma of Ayuthaya almost 400 years ago. The story was that the Buddha visited a hunter in that hillside area. After the Teaching, the hunter asked the Buddha to give him something as a reminder. The Buddha then made the miracle by projecting his image on the wall of the hill which was still seen today.

After lunch we will visit Jed Saonoy Waterfall National Park. The waterfall consists of seven tiers of small waterfalls whose height is around 2-5 meters.

Jet Saonoi Waterfall, Saraburi, Thailand


Overnight in Nakhon Ratchasima

Day 4
: (B, L, D)
Morning: Phimai Historic Park and Petrified Wood Museum

Phimai Historical Park. The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m is comparable with that of Angkor Wat, Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Korat area dated back to the 7th century. Inscriptions name the site Vimayapura (which means city of Vimaya), which developed into the Thai name Phimai.

Phimai Historical Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand      Phimai Historical Park, Nakhon Ratchasrima, Thailand

Afternoon: Visit Petrified Wood Museum 

The petrified wood was firstly found in Nakorn ratchasima about a hundred years ago when King Rama VI visited the construction site of the railway crossing Mun River. A lot of petrified wood has been unearthed in 1956-8 during the construction of ‘super highway’ project linking the northeastern area with central part of the country and Bangkok. The museum was built to collect and research these wood properly and also protect them from the smugglers.

Petrified Wood Museum, Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand       Dinosaur in Thailand


Overnight in Nakhorn Ratchasima

Day 5: (B, L, D)
Morning: Nakhon Ratchasima city tour and depart for Buriram
We will visit Thao Suranaree Monument, widely revered by all Thais. The heroine has successfully planned the plot to free Nakon Ratchasima from Lao captivity in 1826 A.D.

Afternoon: Visit Dan Kwian, The land of Pottery and Prasat Pra Ko

Dan Kwian Pottery, Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand       Dan Kwian Pottery, Thailand


The village of Dan Kwian sits beside Mun River and the clay from the riverbank in this area has ductile texture and unique rusty color, which is believed to be iron oxide component in the clay. The unique design and rusty color in nature of the clay in Dan Kwian makes the pottery from this area popular among Thais. They are also favorite export from Thailand. After Dan Kwian, we will pay a short visit at Prasat Pra Ko which was hugely influenced by Khmer architecture. The Prasat itself is in ruin but we still see the evidence of the Khmer civilization.

Overnight in Buriram

Day 6: (B, L, D)
Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Muang Tam

Morning: Phanom Rung Stone Castle is a Khmer temple complex set on the rim of an extinct volcano at 1,320 feet above sea level. It was built in sandstone and laterite in the 10th to 13th centuries. It was a Hindu shrine dedicated to Shiva, and symbolises Mount Kailash, his heavenly dwelling.

Phanon Rung Historical Park, Buriram, Thailand       Phanom Rung Historical Park, Thailand

Afternoon: Visit Prasat Muangtam

Another Khmer site with square layout. The highlight of the site is the 4 large pools between the walls. The edges of the pools have serpent designs with the head at the pool corner. The beauty of this Khmer site is second only to that of Phanom Rung

Overnight in Buriram

Day 7: (B, L, D)
Transfer to Cambodia
After the breakfast, the Cambodian guide will pick you up from the border and accompany you to Siem Riep
Afternoon: City tour
Dinner: at local restaurant in Siem Reap.
Overnight at 4 stars hotel in Siem Reap
 
Day 8: (B, L, D)
Discovery Angkor

Breakfast at the hotel – The sightseeing tour of Angkor area where we will spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with Colums, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia


There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. Later this afternoon, you will be taken by Tuk Tuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town and for a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety for your journey.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
 
Day 9: (B, L, -)
Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Floating Village, Daparture

Angkor Wat, 7 Wonders of the World, Siem Reap, Cambodia        Bayon Face, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Breakfast at the hotel - Heading out of town we will make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon,we will drive to the floating village of Choueng Kneas village, where we will take the boat to visit the way of life of Cambodian rural people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle sap. You many even see enterprising children floating in buckets selling soft drinks and floating pig pen. If time permits, we will visit Artisan d’Angkor (http://www.artisansdangkor.com ) where it is famous for its traditional craft skills products are available such stone caving, wood carving, lacquering, gilding and silk processing. Transfer to the airport for the flight departure.


End of Tour with smile and happiness
 
Cambodia trip includes:
•    Private tours with English speaking guide for the entire trip
•    Private transportation
•    Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
•    All transfers with our A/C transport
•    Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L= Lunch, D=dinner)
•    Cold water and towel during the trip
•    Boat cruise as mentioned
•    Government tax
•    Service charge
•    Accommodations
 
 
Your trip excludes:
•    International flight ticket
•    Visa stamps upon arrival of $20.00 per person
•    Other meals not mentioned
•    Tips & personal expenses
•    Laundry
•    Other not stated above
•    Travel insurance




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