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SIEM REAP | Hidden Temples Tour
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With this tour, you can visit less crowded temples and yet they are also representative of the Khmer civilization. First, visit the fairytale red sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, also known as “the cidatel of women”. Then visit Banteay Samre, built in 12th century with with its well-preserved exceptional ornamentation. On the return journey, pass through local villages en route to a private dance foundation where a special display has been arranged. This tour is suitable to those who have previously visited the “must-see” temples Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom and want to learn further history of the angkorian civilization.
Name Siem Reap - Hidden Temples Tour
Duration Full Day
Price from 80 USD/pax (based on 2 pax)
Pick-up point Hotel in Siem Reap
Drop-off point Hotel in Siem Reap
Places to visit    Bantaey Srei, Bantaey Samre, Pre Rup, Mebon , Preah Khan, Ta Som


• For most of the year it is hot when exploring the temples. The guide will make regular stops where you can purchase water and snacks. Please keep hydrated and bring sunscreen and hats to protect yourself from the sun.
• The Apsara Authority which manages the park reserves the right to refuse entry to certain areas of the site for guests who wear clothing which is considered immodest. No smoking, drinking alcohol or touching the carvings is permitted in and around the temples.

Our tour starts with the visit to Pre Rup temple where we can climb up to the top to get a good view of th area. The temple itself is built entirely of brick and laterite and the best time so see its warm color is in the morning. We continue to visit Banteay Samre temple close by. This monument , with its well-preserved exceptional ornamentation, presents an iconography so complete and in such an excellent state of preservation. Then we proceed to Banteay Srei Temple, the highlight of this tour. The "Citadel of the Woman", was constructed during the reign of King Rajendravarman by one of his ministers, Yajnyavaraha, who served as tutor to the future king Jayavarman V. It was built on land given to him by the king that lies about 23 kilometers northeast of Angkor. The carvings and architectural details in this pink sandstone temple are some of the finest of Khmer art.

We will have lunch at a local restaurant situated inside the Angkor Park with typical Khmer cuisine. In the afternoon, we visit Mebon Temple that stands on a small island in the middle of the Eastern Baray. In the past, the temple was accessible only by boat because the baray used to be a source of water for agricultural irrigation. So you can imagine the original majesty of this temple in the middle of a large lake. The next place is Ta Som temple. Both outer entrance gopuras of Ta Som are good examples of well preserved towers depicting Avalokiteshvara (the bodhisattva of compassion). With its tower structure enveloped by a large Ficus tree, it’s easy to understand how nature and buildings can be hard to separate throughout Ankor Archaeological Park

The last monument of the tour is Preah Khan temple. Preah Khan is the name of the sacred sword, the safeguard of Cambodia, which is preserved in the palace of Phnom Penh, it seems that there is a connection between this precious arm and the name of the monument, a name which is not unique among the temple of the country. It is among the largest monuments.


This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on the number of people in your group and time of travel. Please send us your enquiry for availabilities & the most up dated price.

• Transportation by tuktuk or private aircon vehicle
• An experienced English-speaking local guide
• 1 set menu lunch at local restaurant
• 1-day Angkor pass
• 2 bottles of mineral water / person
• 24/24h assistance from our company
• Service charges and government tax

• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Drink and beverage
• Personal expenses
• Camera fees (if any)
• Tips for guide & driver
• Other items than mentioned in the program
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.


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