Luxury Tour in Angkor Vat, Cambodia
Friday, 17th November, 2017
When Gupta called, I complained about all the work piled up. This was not exactly time for a holiday. But I went along. And, I rediscovered myself. It was a spiritual awakening in the real sense. Amongst those 12th century temples, the spectacular amalgamation of Hinduism and Buddhism, the chanting that reverberates in you - my mind, body and soul met calm and quiet. They say you need a calling. My calling was here. Thank you Vibrant Holidays for a place where I could find the real me. Happiness is not in what you can buy, it’s in being what you are!
Explore the Angkor Wat on the Cambodia Luxury Holidays
Cambodia in Southeast Asia is a popular tourist destination and home to the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat. Cambodia is characterized by its epic history of the Khmer Kingdom and the modern urbanization which is reflected through its capital city Phnom Penh. Apart from the spectacular temples, it is a country speckled with lush rice paddy fields and sugar palms, tranquil beaches, mesmerizing waterfalls, Mekong river, floating villages, verdant forest, mountainous landscape, diverse wildlife and delectable cuisine.
The cosmopolitan cities Phnom Penh and Siam Reap with their charismatic sophistication beckon visitors to its modern outlook with French architecture, museums, thriving art culture, fine dining, chic cafes and buzzing nightlife.
A Custom Cambodia Tour package will offer tourists an opportunity to see the marvelous cities and its cultural attractions including the famed historic spot, Angkor Wat whilst the Cultural Tour Package will include the finest of temples in Cambodia including an Angkor Wat Private Tour or an Angkor Wat Group Tour.
Best Places to Visit in Cambodia Cultural Tour Package
Angkor Wat, literally translated as ‘temple city’ is a UNESCO-Listed World Heritage 12th century complex arranges in three tiers. An architecture marvel, it was originally dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu and built by Khmer Empire using sandstone and laterite. Later it transformed to a Buddhist temple with statues of Buddha added towards the 12th century. A masterpiece, the most preserved temple attracts visitors from worldwide and is a national symbol of pride for Cambodia, even appearing on their national flag. A significant religious center and located on a 500 acre site at the Angkor Archaeological Park, the majestically grand temple is designed to represent Mount Meru, a legendary place in Hindu mythology that lies beyond the Himalayas and is the abode of the ancient gods. Its unparalleled grandeur is illustrated by a 5km long moat, a 65-meter tall tower surrounded by four smaller towers, enclosure walls and 800 meter long extensive bas-reliefs. The intricate carvings adorning the bas-reliefs depict the battle history of the Khmer Empire whilst the walls are adorned with around 3,000 nymphs in various unique poses which add to the splendor of the awe-inspiring temple.
The central tower leads to the divinity of the temple and towards the statue of Lord Vishnu through a series of steep steps. Angkor Wat was built by King Suryavarman II who was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. The temple faces the west which is known as the direction of death and it is thought to also serve as the mausoleum for the king. Location: Angkor Thom, Siam Reap, Cambodia Timings: 5:00 am – 5:30 pm Fee: Admission to the park site is INR 2,540 per person
The second most popular temple after Angkor Wat, the Bayon Temple dedicated to Buddha and built by King Jayavarman is thronged by visitors to see the multitude of tranquil stone faces smiling down at them.
The temple has around 37 towers carved with around 200 faces, each around around 4 meters high. Each face has a serene smile and is said to be the face of Buddha or Jayavarman or a combination of both. The bas-reliefs are intricately carved with historical events and scenes from battles dating to the Khmer Empire. Location: Angkor Thom, Siam Reap, Cambodia Timings: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Fee: Admission to the park site is INR 2,540 per person
Best Time to visit Cambodia
Cambodia has a pleasant weather year around and is marked with two distinctive seasons, wet (April-October) and dry (November-March). The peak tourist season and ideal time for Cambodia Private Tour is between November to February.
How to Reach CambodiaBy Air:
Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport are the major airports of Cambodia and Cambodia Angkor Air is the most popular Cambodian carrier.By Bus:
There are bus routes to Cambodia from Bangkok to Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and Saigon to Phnom Penh. Routes also include the Vietnam-Cambodia border.By Rail:
One can reach Siam Reap from Bangkok by rail as well as from Europe by the Trans-Siberian railway.By Road:
Cambodia can be reached by driving or taxi from Bangkok.By Water:
Cambodia's main ports are Sihanouk International Seaport and Phnom Penh International Port.