“The return of Angkor as Capital – 950 to 1000 AD”
After an early breakfast, you will meet your guide to drive out through the countryside to visit Preah Rup and East Mebon, en route to the stunningly exquisite Banteay Srey, all of which were constructed between 950 and 1000 AD. From the road, your guide will point out the Kulen Mountains in the distance, where sandstone was quarried hundreds of years ago. You will then return to Siem Reap where you can rest and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
“The Flowering of Angkor Civilization – 1000 to 1150 AD”
After lunch, you will pay a short visit to the vast West Baray and then drive out to Angkor Wat in the afternoon. The guide will allow 2 to 3 hours for a guided tour of the vast shaded Angkor Wat galleries. You will be given free time to explore the upper levels of the Angkor Wat Temple. You will return to Siem Reap late in the afternoon and then go out to dinner at a local restaurant.