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Rolous Group and Floating Village Tour

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Siem Reap is full of secrets especially the intricate stone buildings around the province. This tour will take you to see the earliest Angkorian temple group, Roluos. It was served as as the capital of Indravaraman I (reigned 877-89). Preah Ko, the 9th century temple, built to dedicate the King's ancestors. Bakhong is the largest and most fascinating temple in the Roluos Group. It was the first mountain temple in the shape of stepped pyramid. Lolei is the four brick towers are replicas of the ones at Preah Ko. After Lunch, we continue our trip to a floating village in Tonle Sap lake. You will see stilted housed, flooded mangrove forests, wildlife and friendly villagers.

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Stop At: Roluos Temples

We will visit the earliest temples of Angkor area the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravaraman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmer classical art.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Preah Ko

Preah Ko, erected by Indavaraman I in the late 9th century and dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880.

Duration: 1 hour

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Bakhong, the largest and the most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lolei

Just to the north of the east entrance Lolei, the four brick towers are replicas of the ones at Preah Ko, built on an islet in the center of large reservoir by Yasovarman I the founder of the first city of Angkor.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tonle Sap Lake

This afternoon we leave for floating Village, a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At 4:00pm, our tour comes to an end and our guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Phare, The Cambodian Circus

This is an optional tour after visiting the temples. Phare Ponleu Selpak has extensive outreach programs, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales. Phare, the Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom. 7:00pm We leave for Cambodia Phare Circus show. 7:30pm Arrive and explore the Phare Boutique. The boutique offers a showcase of original art produced by students, delightful mementos from the circus and a variety of locally made handicrafts. 8:00pm Show starts with more than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. 9:00pm End the show and you be transferred back to hotel.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At:

This is an optional tour after visiting the temples. Phare Ponleu Selpak has extensive outreach programs, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales. Phare, the Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom. 7:00pm We leave for Cambodia Phare Circus show. 7:30pm Arrive and explore the Phare Boutique. The boutique offers a showcase of original art produced by students, delightful mementos from the circus and a variety of locally made handicrafts. 8:00pm Show starts with more than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. 9:00pm End the show and you be transferred back to hotel.

Duration: 2 hour

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This is an optional tour after the temples. You will meet your guide for a specially designed evening foodie tour and experience. Champey restaurant offers authentic Khmer foods in Pub Street. 6:00pm Leave for Sambai for local wine testing 6:30pm We will leave for local food testing at local night market 7:30pm Return to city for dinner at Champey Restaurant 9:00pm Transfer back to hotel.

Duration: 3 hour