“Angkor Civilization Under Threat – 1150 to 1200 AD”
You will depart in the morning and visit one of the Angkor Visitor Centers to learn of the recent reconstruction and preservation projects. You will then visit one of the Angkor region’s most fascinating ruins, Ta Prohm. This is a ruin that was once totally enshrouded by jungle and still stands in the shade of tall jungle cover. After Ta Prohm, you will head off to explore Banteay Kdei and the neighboring lake of Sras Srang (or “King’s Bath”) before returning to Siem Reap for lunch and a short rest.
“The Waning Angkor Civilization – 1200 to 1250 AD”
Returning to the Angkor Complex, you will drive out to visit distant Ta Som and NeakPean, before entering the walls of Angkor Thom from the northern gate to visit Bayon and the terraces. A number of other sites will also be visited in Angkor Thom from earlier periods in Angkorian histories, such as Baphuon (1060 AD) and Phimeanakas (950 – 1050 AD). You will then return to Siem Reap to freshen up at the hotel before enjoying dinner and a cultural performance.