Cycling around Angkok Complex is one of the best way to have a general look about the huge Angkok Wat system.
At Countryside Adventures, We want to bring you to a close look of the Complex and life of the locals who living around the Angkok.
Cycling around Angkok complex one day trip is one of the best way to experience a general look of the huge Angkok Wat system.
Siem Reap – Small Circuit (30km) – Angkor complex
Countryside Adventures guide will meet you up at your hotel for tour briefing before our trip departure.. We start cycle hotel hotel toward the check point to purchase Angkor pass.
There you will have a chance to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers.
Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples.
Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city.
Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia’s great king, Jayavarman VII. An eight-meter high wall encloses this ten square kilometre city, which is encircled by a moat. The famous Bayon, in the geographical heart of Angkor Thom, is a remarkable 54 tower temple. Initially the temple appears to be a shapeless mass of grey and brown stone, but it is only as you get closer that you realize every tower has the carved face of Avalokiteshvara on it.
After the visit, we cycle to Angkor Wat to finish the small circuit. Stop at South Gate of Angkor Thom for taking photo. Access via a causeway over the moat that are flanked by statues of Gods on the left and devils on the right. We enjoy cycling on the back road on the great wall of Angkor Thom city. Lunch break at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. It is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Suryavarman II constructed – Angkor Wat in the form of massive ‘temple mountain’ dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. Return back to the hotel in Siem Reap.
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Experienced local guide
Mineral water during activities.
Trek/Giant mountain bikes with helmet.
Lunch at local restaurant
What not included:
Entrance Pass: $30