Take in the views of Phnom Penh whist enjoying some welcome drinks upon your hotels rooftop bar. Travel through the Cambodian countryside to the lesser known temple of Beng Mealea which has been overgrown by the encroaching jungle. Get to know a local family whilst enjoying a home cooked meal and learn about the English speaking classes they run for the local children.
From AUD $ 1,818
This morning travel to Beong Mealea Temple, along the way stop by to visit Local market at Domdek, the remains of Boeng Mealea, which are still partly buried under vegetation, consist of perfectly squared-off sandstone building blocks. The outstanding decoration dates from the first half of the 12th century. In various times, the pediments of some buildings are sculpted with narrative scenes from the Ramayana, and while Hindu iconographic themes are plentiful, Boeng Mealea is clearly a Buddhist sanctuary as Banteay Samre, which is more or less contemporaneous. This is confirmed by the magnificent statue of the Bodhisattva Lokeshvara discovered in the monument and today housed at the Angkor Conservancy. Mingle with the locals as you enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to Banteay Srei temple. Afterward visit Land Mine Museum, founded in 1997. Here you can see (defused and safe) landmines up close, find out how they work and how you can help Cambodia and the rest of the world in the on-going efforts of clearing these weapons from the face of the earth. Along the way back to town visit a local village to see the sugar palm production and Banteay Samrea temple. This evening step back in time with the only air-condition theatre in town, Dancers, Singers and Musicians will bring Khmer Ancient culture back in time in a spectacular surrounding while you enjoy one of the finest cuisine in town.
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