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Preah Vihear guided tour excursion 1D

Tour Duration: day tour
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand.
Number of Pax: upon the size of your private party (private tour only).
Tour Price: available upon request.

Pick-up location: available upon request.
- a hotel in Siem Reap.
- upon arrival in Siem Reap airport.
- upon arrival in Siem Reap bus station.
- upon arrival in boat pier in Chong Kneah floating village.
- any residences in Siem Reap.
Pick-up time: available upon request.

Drop-off at your available location:
- a hotel in Siem Reap.
- Siem Reap airport.
- Siem Reap bus station.
- pier for speed boat in Chong Kneah, Tonle Sap Great Lake.
- any residences in Siem Reap.
Drop-off time: available upon request.
Note: please bring your passport along with you to visit this Preah Vihear templetemple.

Preah Vihear Temple
 
is situated atop cliff in the Preah Vihear province of northern Cambodia (180 kilometers from Angkor Wat) and on the border of Kantharalak district (amphoe) in Sisaket province of eastern Thailand. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, a majority of the International Court of Justice in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia.

Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located.

On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Construction of the first temple on the site began in the early 9th century; both then and in the following centuries it was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in his manifestations as the mountain gods Sikharesvara and Bhadresvara. The earliest surviving parts of the temple, however, date from the Koh Ker period in the early 10th century, when the empire's capital was at the city of that name.

Today, elements of the Banteay Srei style of the late 10th century can be seen, but most of the temple was constructed during the reigns of the Khmer kings Suryavarman I (1002 -1050) and Suryavarman II (1113 -1150). An inscription found at the temple provides a detailed account of Suryavarman II studying sacred rituals, celebrating religious festivals and making gifts, including white parasols, golden bowls and elephants, to his spiritual advisor, the aged Brahman Divakarapandita. The Brahman himself took an interest in the temple, according to the inscription, donating to it a golden statue of a dancing Shiva. In the wake of the decline of Hinduism in the region the site was converted to use by Buddhists.

TOUR BEGINS
In the morning, you will be met and welcomed by our English speaking guide, then transfer onward for an excursion to Preah Vihear temple. It takes about 3 hours each way.
First, we drive a road through Banteay Srei temple which you may want to stop and view. This is an optional stop and can be done in about 20 minutes (you would need to have a one-day-Angkor pass of USD20 per pax from ticket boot near Angkor Wat to visit Banteay Srei temple).
Next, we continue to Kbal Spean Mountain and also visit Anlong Veng, the former strong hold of Khmer Rouge. Then follow the road to Sa Am, the last residence of the former Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. Lastly we will visit Preah Vihear, a UNESCO site not to be missed. The road is now fully paved and safe to drive.  Enjoy the scenic landscape and simple lives along the way.
We will take a leisurely walk to the top of the mountain where the temple site is located.

Lunch at local restaurant on top of Preah Vihear Mountain or in Sa Am town.
Return to Siem Reap and then it's time for shopping at the Artisans d'Angkor, where you can observe young Cambodians being trained in the making of traditional crafts.

Return and drop off at your available location:

- a hotel in Siem Reap.
- Siem Reap airport.
- Siem Reap bus station.
- pier for speed boat in Chong Kneah, Tonle Sap Great Lake.
- any residences in Siem Reap.
TOUR ENDS

DETAILED PRICE 
- Guide fee + transportation fee = (upon request).

INCLUSIVE
- Tours and transfers as mentioned in itinerary by private luxury air-condition vehicles.
- Local English speaking guides.

EXCLUSIVE
- No need entrance ticket but you need to show your passport to visit the site.
- Accommodation, please contact us!
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
- Visa fees $30 (issued on arrival, please bring 1 photo passport size to visit your Cambodia visa), but it is free for Asian nation travelers.
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

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