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We meet in the hotel lobby at 8.00. We reach the Angkor complex by van or local traditional motor-motor, commonly called tuk tuk.
We start the tour with Preah Khan - literally translated - Holy Sword . Built by King Dzayawarman VII in honor of his father, on the occasion of winning the war with Champs in 1191. In its glory years Preah Khan was inhabited by about 100,000 people. The building has been renovated to a minimal extent - it has retained its unique, original atmosphere. Trees growing out of the foundations of the building and a layer of green moss on the stones give the impression of being transferred to another world - the world of history so far unknown.
Then we will go to Prasat Prei, Banteay Prei, Krol Ko - these are the areas less frequently visited by tourists, slightly distant from the most popular places here. As the temples in this part of the park are surrounded by a dense forest, nature broke through the walls and they destroyed faster and more than other popular buildings here. This is a kind of advantage, because it is extremely mysterious and calming here. Great point for photography . Little is known about these temples, they were built at the end of the 12th century by Dzajarwaman VII and originally dedicated to the Buddha .
From there, we will go to Neak Pean - a sanctuary surrounded by a total of five pools, each of them has its own symbolism, and in the 12th century it was believed that swimming in this holy water would bring health and cure diseases. Before us is the most-liked by tourists in the Great Loop - the temple Ta Som, for 10 years a group of qualified specialists has been rebuilding this monument step by step and today we can see it in its original shape.
Another East Mebon temple (10th century) dedicated to the god Shiva and parents of King Radzendrawarman, built on an artificial island, today the water level of East Baray (one of the largest artificial water reservoirs in the world ) is low enough for local farmers to grow crops on its bottom. This creates a very interesting image and it is easy to imagine how once this majestic place could have looked. The last point is Pre Rup (Xw.) In the literal translation of "turning the body" - during funeral ceremonies the body rotated with the sun traveling across the sky.
We will visit a selected temple from the former capital - Baphoun, Phimenakas. Ta Keo Temple will reveal its gruesome history and the reason for leaving it despite us, despite its unique characteristics owing to its structure - as the first it was entirely built of sandstone. We return to the hotel around 16.00.
We start the day very early - we meet in the lobby at 4.30 with the pilot and we go tuk tuk towards the Angkor Wat temple, famous for its majestic view during sunrise. Millions of tourists from around the world consider this point on the program as compulsory and extremely atmospheric .
We return to the hotel for breakfast. We return to Angkor Wat and start exploring the facility from this most famous temple in Asia. It is the largest temple complex on the UNESCO Heritage List and entered in the Guinness Book of Records . Then we head to Angkor Thom (XIIw.) - the last capital of the Empire, delighting with its monuments - the Bayon Temple with its 54 towers decorated with more than two hundred smiling heads of Avalokitesvara, we will see and learn history of the creation of the South Gate , Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King .
We will also visit the temples that remained in this area after the previous capital - Baphuon and Phimenakas . We will also admire Ta Keo - the first temple built by Khmerow entirely of sandstone. We will learn the macabre history of this place - the reason for leaving it and never using it again. From there, we will head towards Tha Phrom known to everyone from the movie Tomb Raider.
Return to the hotel around 16:00 . During the trip lunch served at a local restaurant in Angkor Wat. In the option with sunset, drive around 17.00 from the hotel to Pre Rup (currently the best temple where sunset is available). Return around 19.00 to the hotel.
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