Preah Vihear

This private, customizable tour begins in the morning at 7:00am in front of your Siem Reap hotel, where you’ll meet our knowledgeable, careful, English speaking local driver who can discuss with you any variations to the full-day adventure. Sit back and relax in our air conditioned sedan or minivan you have a long but interesting day ahead. It takes a few hours to cover the 240km to Preah Vihear, far from the crowds go Angkor Wat, so we have a scheduled stop at Anglong Veng Market which is about half way on the way there, but this stop is flexible and you can decide where and when to stop.

You will likely take at least 2 hours to explore the 5 levels of this massive structure, built during the reins of king Suryavarman I and Suryavarman II in the 11th-12th centuries, this UNESCO listed, Hindu, Sandstone, “Paradise Temple” dedicated to Shiva sits atop Dongrek mountain, and at 525 meters(1722 ft) is considered the highest temple complex in Cambodia, so you can also enjoy different views of natural beauty looking out over many kilometers of scenic plains.

This will be a day of spectacular ancient monuments and natural beauty. The car park to the temple is very steep; quite far; and probably too hot to walk so we usually climb into a pickup truck which takes about 20 minutes. The return trip costs 25 USD per truck/return – or if you like you can brave a motorcycle for 5USD per person. The entrance fee is 10USD per person and your passport required to purchase the ticket. Enjoy lunch at the top, or refuel near the car park, the tour is flexible and designed for you. Typically guests like to enjoy traditional Cambodian traditional food typical of everyday life in Cambodia.

Either on the way home, or after the market we can stop at Pol Pot cemetery. Your tour will ends around 6pm when you’re dropped at your Siem reap hotel. Alternatively or if you are planning a land crossing to Thailand we can drop you at the border around Chaom included in the standard tour, optionally the further away but more popular crossing near O’Smach.

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