Short but sweet, this Siem Reap half day tour showcases its most iconic site: Angkor Wat. Study the intricately carved walls, unlocking the history and legends of 12th century Cambodia. Grasp the sheer size of Angkor Wat and its towers while soaring high above the plains in a tethered hot-air balloon.
EXPERIENCE ANGKOR WAT - Half Day
Spend the morning at Angkor Wat and marvel at its grandeur. Learn about the reign of King Suryavarman II who built the iconic monument in the early 12th century. Hear tales of the construction process which took 30 years of intensive labour to complete.
Take a closer look at the intricately carved gallery walls and learn about the Hindu myths and historic tales they represent. See some of the 2000 “Apsara” carvings, each one a unique representation of female guardian spirits adorning the temple walls.
After this detailed look at Angkor Wat, get a different – yet equally impressive – perspective. Take a ride in a tethered helium balloon, ascending up to 120 meters, floating for a while, and then descending back to Earth. Be amazed by the sheer enormity of Angkor Wat and impressed by the size of the overall temple area.
Following the balloon ride, take one last look at Angkor Wat and return to Siem Reap.
Note: Balloon rides are dependent upon weather conditions, which are often seasonal. Speak to your guide about whether it’s best for you to ride the balloon before or after visiting Angkor Wat.
Balloon rides are dependent upon weather conditions, which are often seasonal. Speak to your guide about whether it’s best for you to ride the balloon before or after visiting Angkor Wat.
Time: 08.00 – 12.00
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