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» Sambo Prei Kuk World Heritage Site Tour 1d - 1 Day
(Tour Code: A1M)

The glorious temple of Angkor Wat was rediscovered in 1908. Since that time, thousands have flocked to Siem Reap, the center of the former Angkor Empire and home to hundreds of temples and lost cities. They have discovered as you will, the mysteries that this spot on the planet holds for many. Experience a traditional floating villages and markets as you make your way on the Tonle Sap, Asia's largest freshwater lake. There will be time to stop and shop, too!...

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Tour Highlight
- Sambo Prey Kuk world heritage site.

Dress Code
The site is an active spiritual site for Buddhists and citizens who engage in daily worship, prayer and meditation. Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulders are prohibited in sacred palaces. Respectful dress is strongly encouraged in Angkor due to the respects towards our community.
Cargo man short, cargo woman shorts and T-Shirt, cover knees and shoulders are recommended.

Currency
The official currency in Cambodia is Cambodian Riel. It trades at around 4,000 riel to one US dollar. The US dollar is Cambodia’s unofficial second currency; therefore, there is no need to change the money. In fact, it is best to carry US dollars with you while you are traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are ATM everywhere in Cambodia where you could pick up US dollars as well.

Tour Payment
The payment for the tour is in American dollars, USD.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Cell phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254 5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

Tour Name: Sambo Prei Kuk World Heritage Site Full Day Excursion
Tour Code: A1M
Tour Duration: 1 day
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Number of Pax: available upon request
Tour Price: available upon request

Pick-up and drop off location
Can be anywhere upon request
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 AirBnB and residences in Siem Reap.

Pick-up and drop-off direction
Kindly provide your pick-up and drop-off styles for direction!

SAMBO PREI KUK TEMPLE GROUP
Sambo Prei Kuk
– in the morning, you will be met and welcomed by our English speaking guide, picked up and transferred onward to Sambor Prei Kuk.

Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk is an archaeological site in Cambodia located in Kampong Thom Province, 30 km (19 mi) north of Kampong Thom, the provincial capital, 176 km (109 mi) east of Angkor and 206 km (128 mi) north of Phnom Penh. The now ruined complex dates back to the Pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom (late 6th to 9th century), established by king Isanavarman I as central royal sanctuary and capital, known then as Isanapura. In 2017, Sambor Prei Kuk was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Located on the Eastern bank of the Tonle Sap lake, close to the Sen River, the central part of Sambor Prei Kuk is divided into three main groups. Each group has a square layout surrounded by a brick wall. The structures of the overall archaeological area were constructed at variable times: the southern and north groups (7th century) by Isanavarman I, who is considered a possible founder of the city and the central group (later date).

The buildings of Sambor Prei Kuk are characteristic of the Pre-Angkorean period with a simple external plan. The principal material is brick, but sandstone is also used for certain structures. Architectural features include numerous prasats, octagonal towers, shiva lingams and yonis, ponds and reservoirs, and lion sculptures. Sambor Prei Kuk is located amidst mature sub-tropical forests with limited undergrowth. The area has been mined and could still contain unexploded ordnance.

The Clusters
The whole compound is made of three clusters classified as group C for Central, N for North and S for South (Michon & Kalay, 2012). They are enclosed in a double-walled encircling 1,000 acre in which there were 150 Hindu temples today mostly in ruins.

1.Group N is considered the main temple and it dates from the 7th century. It was dedicated to one of the reincarnations of Shiva known as Gambhireshvara (from Sanskrit गम्भीर - gambhir, profound, deep, solemn - and शिव, shvara, Shiva, Śiva, The Auspicious One).

2. Group S: Prasat Yeah Puon includes 22 sanctuaries dated from the 7th century (600 - 635 AD) during the reign of Isanavarman I in dedication to Shiva.

3. Group C: It is occupied by the Central Sanctuary or Prasat Boram with lion sculptures that had inspired the popular name of Prasat Tao (The Lions' Temple). It is, however, the newest group dating the 9th century. The other main feature is the Tower of Ashram Issey, but there were also other constructions (18 temples) now in ruined (Palmer, 2011).

7th century
Isanavarman I reigned over the Chenla Kingdom between 616 and 637 AD, taking Isanapura as his capital and it is argued that he built the main temple Prasat Sambor (Group N), as there is an inscription on the site attributed to his reign and dated 13 September 627 AD. The king is also known for sending his first embassy to the court of the Sui Dynasty in China (616-617). Chenla conquered different principalities in the Northwest of Cambodia after the end of the Chinese reign period yǒnghuī (永徽) (i. e. after 31 January 656), which previously (in 638/39) paid tribute to China.

The last important king in Isanapura was Jayavarman I, whose death caused turmoil to the kingdom at the start of the 8th century, breaking it in many principalities and opening the way to a new time: Angkor. This site is also claimed as an early capital of Jayavarman II (O'Reilly & Jacques, 1990).

20th century
After the Lon Nol's coup d'état to Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970, US President Richard Nixon ordered a secret bombing of Cambodia to fight the Khmer Rouge guerrillas and any influence of North Vietnam in the country. The US aircraft bombed positions inside the archaeological site, causing craters near the temples, while the guerrillas left several mines on the land that were cleared only in 2008.

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on January 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own costs)

Official religion
The official religion at Sambor Prei Kuk city was Shaivism, one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the god Shiva as the Supreme Being and the Lingam (in Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark", "sign", or "inference") or Shiva linga representing Shiva to be worshiped in temples. In Cambodia as it is in India, the lingam is a symbol of the energy and potential of god Shiva himself and this phallic symbol is often represented with the Yoni (Sanskrit: योनि yoni, literally "vagina" or "womb"), symbol of goddess Shakti, female creative energy.

Shaivism was the religion of Chenla (ca. 550 - ca. 800 AD), including elements of Hinduism, Buddhism and indigenous ancestor cults. In the Sambor Prei Kuk temples, it is possible to contemplate stone inscriptions in both Sanskrit and Khmer, naming both Hindu and local ancestral deities with Shiva and several altars with the lingam.

Return to Siem Reap.
TOUR ENDS


INCLUDED
- Full tours and transfers by private luxury A/C vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Sambo Prei Kuk ticket.

EXCLUDED
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation
- Visa fees $30 (visa on arrival, please bring 1 of your recent passport-size photo to visit your Cambodia visa). Southeast Asian passport holders do not require a Cambodian visa
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Cell phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254 5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

PRICE
- private solo tour: USD220
- private tour for 2 persons: USD118 per person
- private tour for 3 persons: USD83 per person
- private tour for 4 persons: USD65 per person
- private tour for 5 persons: USD56 per person
- private tour for 6 persons: USD50 per person
- private tour for 7 persons: USD45 per person
- private tour for 8 persons: USD41 per person
- private tour for 9 persons: USD38 per person
- the more people, the better price.

INCLUDED
- Full tours and transfers by private luxury A/C vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Sambo Prei Kuk ticket.

EXCLUDED
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation
- Visa fees $30 (visa on arrival, please bring 1 of your recent passport-size photo to visit your Cambodia visa). Southeast Asian passport holders do not require a Cambodian visa
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Cell phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254 5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

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Map of Sambor Prey Kuk

Mr. Nick Hess - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Saturday 11th of November 2017

Great Travel Company for South East Asia

I traveled with a group of 43 people through South East Asia for 4 months and used Mr. Sophoan Rath's travel company for most all of our travel and we had all great experiences!!

Below is a detailed review of each time we traveled with Mr. Sophoan:

November 11th Phnom Penh to Bangkok:

Everything went really smoothly and great! From Phnom Penh to the border on the bus and the minibus there was enough space for everyone and all of the bags! From the Border to Bangkok there was also enough space for everyone and all of the bags on each of the mini vans! Also having you there to translate and help direct us through the border was very helpful, and your english is very good! All in all was a very good trip!

January 6th Bangkok to Siem Reap:

This whole exchange was very smooth and very enjoyable for all. Being able to go all the way through from Bangkok to Siem Reap on the same bus and not have to carry our things through border control was very nice and we were all excited when we heard about this! On the bus and the mini van that we took all the way through there was enough space for everyone and all of the bags. Also having you there again to direct and translate was very helpful to the whole ordeal and making everything go smoothly! This trip went very well and was a very good experience!

February 6th Battambang to Kompong Thom:

This trip also went very smoothly! The pickup of the other 2 passengers in Siem Reap on the way went very well! There was enough space on the minibus for all of us and our bags. Also the driver spoke good enough english so that we could communicate a few things like stopping for lunch and things like that which was helpful! All in all this trip went well and was a good experience!

February 26th Kompong Thom to Siem Reap (4 to Battambang):

This trip went pretty well. The minivan from Kompong Thom to Siem Reap was a little tight for the 10 of us with all of our stuff, but for sure wasn't the worst by any means. After the 4 left in Siem Reap towards Battambang we had an easy time getting to the hostel we were staying at which was really good! The 4 that went to Battambang had a good experience and had no complaints!

March 4th Battambang to Siem Reap:

This trip went well as far as I am aware. I got no complaints or feedback of any sort. It was nice to have the extra car with the bus to haul all of the bags with everyone which was good! They made really good time from Battambang to which was really good! Then the whole ordeal with one of our guys leaving a lap top in the car went really well! Thanks so much again for helping us get that to us at the airport!

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Ms. Cillina - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Saturday 30th of September 2017

Very Impressive. Will do everything they can to accommodate your group's needs.

I was with a large group traveling from Bangkok, Thailand to Padang Besar, Malaysia. Mr. Sophoan Rath is an incredible person to work with, and he will do everything in his power to accommodate all of your group's requests and/or needs. He is willing to work with your budget and is overall just a very friendly and professional guy. I would highly recommend using Mr. Rath's company because he really does care about you and your group, and will make sure you have a good experience. Super impressed by him and this company!

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Ms. Hannah G - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Wednesday 31st of May 2017

Knowledgeable, hard-working, and personable

Sophoan was amazing! My friend and I were in charge of getting 55 people to cross the Cambodia border to Thailand which is a long border crossing. He was immediately personable and he was so knowledgeable about the details about how to fill out the deportation cards, etc. He brought a lot of clarity to something that could be quite confusing. He also was so hard working. When our group split up since some were ready to cross sooner, he would help my group and then run back to help the group behind. He was an incredible blessing and he made our border crossing so much easier and fun. Even though we only spent about 2 and half hours with him, he almost felt like family.

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Mr. Nathan G - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Sophoan Was Incredible!

We had a group of 40 people and needed to get from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Chiang Mai, Thailand and Sophoan was absolutely fantastic. After just a few emails he had everything planned for us and within our budget as well. When the day came for us to leave, he personally came with the bus and helped load all of our luggage. When we crossed the border, he personally led us through what would have been a much more complicated task if he wasn't there.

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Ms. Kimberly S - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Wednesday 1st of October 2014

Great Service! Great price!

Transport was reliable and the tour was inexpensive. Mr. Sophoan is the kindest person and helped arrange everything. I highly recommend this company.

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Ms. Ana Matis - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Incredible service & Sophoan is the best!

We had a large group of 42 people and were able to transport all our friends and had incredible guidance from great tour guides as we visited such an incredible place. Could not have been better.

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Mr. Nhouser - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Friday 30th of May 2014

Best Travel Experience Yet

I have spent the last five months traveling extensively throughout 7 different countries, and Mr. Sophoan is by far the best agent we have used yet! Punctual, honest, helpful, friendly. Would go out of my way to use him and his company again. 5 stars! Made the trip worth it. Great for large groups.

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Dr. Hermann von Treskow
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From: Germany

Posted Date: Sunday 26th of January 2014

Bei unserem ersten Besuch in Siem Reap und Angkor im Frühjahr 2009 hatte man uns Herrn Sophoan Rath, kurz Poan, als unseren individuellen Reiseführer zugeteilt.

Wir waren damals schnell von seinen Qualitäten als unser Führer durch die komplizierte Geschichte der Khmer-Reiche und durch die weitläufigen Tempelanlagen von Angkor überzeugt, die er uns lebendig und kenntnisreich nahe brachte.

Auch sein menschlich einnehmendes Wesen, seine unaufdringliche aber stets engagierte Art,uns als die ihm anvertrauten "Schützlinge" zu betreuen war uns ausnehmend symphatisch.
Es war daher keine Frage,wer unser "guide" bei unserem zweiten Besuch in Kambodscha in 2010 sein würde.

Poan holte uns vom Flughafen in Phnom Penh ab und zeigte uns diese Stadt in allen ihren Facetten - bevor wir mit ihm als unserem "guide and driver " auf dem Landweg nach Siem Reap aufbrachen.Die anschliessenden Tage dort waren angefüllt mit zahlreichen neuen Entdeckungen und Erlebnissen - zumeist abseits der großen Touristenströme.

Es folgten jeweils mehrtägige von Poan bestens organisierte und geführte Touren mit per SUV in 2011 nach Kampot und Kep, in 2012 nach Koh Kong und in die Kardamon Berge und schließlich in 2013 nach Mondulkiri und Sen Monorem.

Wir haben viele schöne Landschaften gesehen,zahlreiche liebenswerte Menschen getroffen und natürlich auch die einheimische Küche inklusive "fried spiders" probiert.

Aber auch die Schattenseiten des Landes ,seine grauenvolle Vergangenheit und die Probleme der Gegenwart blieben uns nicht verborgen.

An all dem hat Poan einen maßgablichen Anteil und wir verdanken ihm,dass wir
inzwischen Kambodscha wie nur wenige Touristen kennen und seine Menschen lieben gelernt haben.

Hermann & Tessy aus Aachen

Mr. Thetravelguinea - World Race Travel
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From: United States

Posted Date: Monday 30th of December 2013

Great Travel agents!

So friendly The travel guides were so friendly and worked with our large group of 44 very efficiently meeting all of our needs. Thank you

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Mr. Richard C
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From: United States

Posted Date: Tuesday 1st of January 2013

Poan is the perfect guide.

My first trip to Cambodia was a few years ago and toured around the Siem Reap area and Poan was an amazing guide, the best I've ever had. He is genuinely friendly and is very professional. I've toured other areas of Cambodia on subsequent trips and again Poan made all the arrangements and we had a great time. He knowledge is so complete and adds many insights to the trip by explaining about Khmer history and culture.

I've had the opportunity to travel to many countries and had many guides throughout my years of traveling. Poan is the best there is! Richard C.

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Mr. Richard Cyr
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From: United States

Posted Date: Monday 14th of December 2009

Dear Poan,

Cambodia is truly an amazing country, and you are truly the best guide to have accomponied and taught me so much about your country. On my first trip, you showed us Angkor Wat Temple and other sites near Siem Reap. One year later I made my second trip any you took me to areas that are less frequented by tourists.Visits to the Village of Kompong Khleang near Lake Tonle Sap and the memorable Preah Vihear Temple will always bring a smile to my face. What truly makes Cambodia so special is the genuine friendliness and caring of the Khmer people.

Good luck and good fortune to you.
Your friend, Richard

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