Suor sdei! Arrive at Siem Reap and check in at the hotel at 2:00 pm. Your local guide will meet and brief you on the itinerary and also collect contact information and travel insurance. Start your trip by walking with the local guide past Raffles Grand Hotel Dángkor. Watch the lovely sunset and the sky full of fruit bats in front of the hotel. Stop to make a Buddhist offering at Preah Ang Chek and Peah Ang Chom pagoda and the shrine to Yeh Tep. People here believe that a wish made at Yeh comes true, so do wish for something if you believe. Keep an eye on novice Monks along the River hurrying back to the pagoda after school. Finish the day in the center of the bustling town. Shop for local goodies, take a nice Khmer or fish massage and enjoy flavorful local food in one of the wonderful restaurants.
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Angkor Wat is the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. Enjoy biking around this architectural wonder. Next, visit Ta Prohm temple which was shown in the movie Tomb Raider. Continue riding on the Royal Road till the beautiful Victory Gate, which shows marvelous carved heads and faces that make up the gate. Climb on to the wall of the mote for a closer look at the gate and cycle around the dirt path wall. It's a gorgeous solitary ride with water on one side and jungle on the other side. Enter Angkor Thom through South Gate and visit the Bayon Temple. Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple with 200 enigmatic smiling faces on its 54 towers. Next, visit the Preah Palilay temple ruins, the Terrace of Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants. Ride back through jungle track along the river back to town.
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Enjoy an easy morning with a relaxed breakfast. Explore hidden local street food treasures of Siem Reap with your food-loving local guide in afternoon. Be sure to taste local snacks such as yellow bean cake or Khmer rice cake. Savor seasonal fruits like dragon fruit, mango, tiny pineapple and the durian. Learn about local spices and hear about the traditional medicinal remedies. Relish a multitude of interesting snacks in evening such as fried tarantulas with a cold beer, barbecued meat, Khmer Fried Chicken, green mangoes or purple mangosteen. Continue on to a local restaurant for sampling some yummy local delicacies for dinner. You can return to the hotel after dinner or optionally end the trip in the Pub Street. If you would like, your local guide can provide some less touristy recommendations for a great night out.
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It's the departure day and there are no services. Check out from the hotel around 12 noon. Feel free to spend more time exploring the wonders of Angkor, the Tonle Sap Lake and surrounding town and countryside.
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