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Preah Vihear World Heritage Site Excursion 1d
1 Day (Tour Code: A1N)

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Pick-up time: at 8am (but flexible and available upon request) at your preferred pick up location.

Hotel: available upon request.

Drop-off time: at 6pm (but flexible and available upon request) at your preferred drop off destination.

Kindly let us know your pick-up information when you have it available?

Pick up location is flexible and available upon request includes:

Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Siem Reap
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Phnom Penh
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Cambodia
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Bangkok
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Thailand
Upon arrival at Laem Chabang cruises port in Pattaya
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Angkor International Airport SAI
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport PNH
Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Upon arrival at Bangkok Don Muang International Airport DMK
Upon arrival at Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok
Upon arrival at train station in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Chao Phraya express boat pier
Upon arrival at Klong Tei boat pier
Upon arrival at any boat pier in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Central Point Koh Chang boat pier
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Pattaya
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Koh Chang
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Rayong
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Chantaburi
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Khao Yai
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in South-Eastern of Thailand
And more...

Kindly let us know your drop-off information when you have it available?

Drop off destination is flexible and available upon request includes:

Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Siem Reap
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Phnom Penh
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Cambodia
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Bangkok
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Thailand
Laem Chabang cruises port in Pattaya
Siem Reap Angkor International Airport SAI
Phnom Penh International Airport PNH
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Bangkok Don Muang International Airport DMK
Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok
Train station in Bangkok
Chao Phraya express boat pier
Klong Tei boat pier
Any boat pier in Bangkok
Central Point Koh Chang boat pier
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Pattaya
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Koh Chang
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Rayong
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Chantaburi
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Khao Yai
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in South-Eastern of Thailand
And more...

Day I - Preah Vihear world heritage site

During the night of your stay in Siem Reap, you can enjoy Siem Reap nightlife, night markets, foods and other fun activities in Siem Reap downtown, Pub Street areas and city formerly French colonial head quarter.

Return and drop you off at your preferred destination.

Tour Ends

Angkor Visitor Dress Code

Angkor 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>>>

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Tour Name: Preah Vihear World Heritage Site Excursion 1d
Tour Code: A1N
Tour Duration: 1 day
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Number of Pax: available upon request
Tour Price: available upon request

Pick-up time: at 8am (but flexible and available upon request) at your preferred pick up location.

Hotel: available upon request.

Drop-off time: at 6pm (but flexible and available upon request) at your preferred drop off destination.

Kindly let us know your pick-up information when you have it available?

Pick up location is flexible and available upon request includes:

Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Siem Reap
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Phnom Penh
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Cambodia
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Bangkok
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Thailand
Upon arrival at Laem Chabang cruises port in Pattaya
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Angkor International Airport SAI
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport PNH
Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Upon arrival at Bangkok Don Muang International Airport DMK
Upon arrival at Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok
Upon arrival at train station in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Chao Phraya express boat pier
Upon arrival at Klong Tei boat pier
Upon arrival at any boat pier in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Central Point Koh Chang boat pier
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Pattaya
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Koh Chang
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Rayong
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Chantaburi
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Khao Yai
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in South-Eastern of Thailand
And more...

Kindly let us know your drop-off information when you have it available?

Drop off destination is flexible and available upon request includes:

Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Siem Reap
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Phnom Penh
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Cambodia
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Bangkok
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in any provinces in Thailand
Laem Chabang cruises port in Pattaya
Siem Reap Angkor International Airport SAI
Phnom Penh International Airport PNH
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Bangkok Don Muang International Airport DMK
Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok
Train station in Bangkok
Chao Phraya express boat pier
Klong Tei boat pier
Any boat pier in Bangkok
Central Point Koh Chang boat pier
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Pattaya
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Koh Chang
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Rayong
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Chantaburi
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Khao Yai
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in South-Eastern of Thailand
And more...

Day I - Preah Vihear World Heritage Excursion and Khmer Rouge stronghold

Preah Vihear
– in the morning, you will be met and welcomed by our English speaking guide, picked up and transferred onward to visit Preah Vihear Temple. It is situated atop cliff in the Preah Vihear province of northern Cambodia (180 kilometers from Angkor Wat) and on the border of Kantharalak district (amphoe) in Sisaket province of eastern Thailand. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, a majority of the International Court of Justice in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia.

Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located.

On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Construction of the first temple on the site began in the early 9th century; both then and in the following centuries it was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in his manifestations as the mountain gods Sikharesvara and Bhadresvara. The earliest surviving parts of the temple, however, date from the Koh Ker period in the early 10th century, when the empire's capital was at the city of that name.

Today, elements of the Banteay Srei style of the late 10th century can be seen, but most of the temple was constructed during the reigns of the Khmer kings Suryavarman I (1002 -1050) and Suryavarman II (1113 -1150). An inscription found at the temple provides a detailed account of Suryavarman II studying sacred rituals, celebrating religious festivals and making gifts, including white parasols, golden bowls and elephants, to his spiritual advisor, the aged Brahman Divakarapandita. The Brahman himself took an interest in the temple, according to the inscription, donating to it a golden statue of a dancing Shiva. In the wake of the decline of Hinduism in the region the site was converted to use by Buddhists.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own costs)

Ta Mok
- continue driving through Ta Mok's house, born Chhit Choeun, 1926 – 21 July 2006) was a Cambodian military chief and soldier who was a senior figure in the Khmer Rouge and the leader of the national army of Democratic Kampuchea. He was best known as "Brother Number Five" or "the Butcher". He was captured along the Thailand-Cambodia border in March 1999 by Cambodian government forces while on the run with a small band of followers and was held in government custody all the way to his death in 2006 while awaiting his war crime trial.

He is believed to have been born into a prosperous country family from Takéo Province, and was of Chinese-Khmer descent. He became a Buddhist monk in the 1930s but left the order at the age of 16. Ta Mok took part in the resistance against French colonial rule and then the anti-Japanese resistance during the 1940s. He was training for the Buddhist priesthood in Pali when he joined the anti-French Khmer Issarak in 1952. He soon left Phnom Penh and joined the Khmer Rouge.

By the late 1960s he was a general and the Khmer Rouge's chief-of-staff. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Khmer Rouge's Central Committee ("Party Center") during its period in power. He became very powerful within the party, especially in the south-west zone. He was named by Pol Pot as leader of the national army of Democratic Kampuchea. He lost the lower part of one leg in fighting around 1970.

Ta Mok is believed to have orchestrated many massacres within the zone he controlled from 1973, beginning before the final, complete seizure of power by the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. He was also responsible of directing the massive purges that characterised the short-lived Democratic Kampuchea (1975–1979), including the mass killing of 30,000 people in the Angkor Chey district, earning him the nickname Butcher.

After the regime was overthrown in 1979, Ta Mok remained a powerful figure, controlling the northern area of the Khmer Rouge's remaining territory from his base at Anlong Veng in the Dângrêk Mountains. It is estimated that some 3,000 to 5,000 combatants remained loyal to Pol Pot and were directed by Ta Mok.

In 1997, after a split in the party, Ta Mok seized control of one faction and named himself supreme commander. Pol Pot then fled the Khmer Rouge's northern stronghold, but was later arrested and sentenced to lifelong house arrest. In April 1998, after a new government attack, Ta Mok fled into the forest and took Pol Pot with him. A few days later, on 15 April 1998, Pol Pot died in custody.

In 1998, after several key defections, Ta Mok was forced to flee to Anlong Veng. On 6 March 1999, the general was captured by the Cambodian army near the Thai border and brought to Phnom Penh, where he joined former comrade Khang Khek Ieu ("Duch") at the Military Prosecution Department Detention Facility. Ta Mok was the last leading member of the Khmer Rouge to remain at large in Cambodia; other senior figures had died or already made immunity deals with the government of Hun Sen, including Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Sary.

In prison his detention period was repeatedly extended without his being brought to trial. Under Cambodian law his trial should have begun within six months of his arrest. First charged with membership of an outlawed group and tax evasion, in February 2002 he was charged with crimes against humanity. In poor health, suffering especially from respiratory problems, Ta Mok's only releases from solitary confinement were for hospital visits. On 21 July 2006, due to heart complications caused by the stress of the upcoming trial, he died in a military hospital after falling into a coma.

During the night of your stay in Siem Reap, you can enjoy Siem Reap nightlife, night markets, foods and other fun activities in Siem Reap downtown, Pub Street areas and city formerly French colonial head quarter.

Return and drop you off at your preferred destination.

Tour Ends

Price

- Available upon request

Included

- Full tours and transfers by private luxury A/C vehicle
- Licensed local English speaking guide
- Preah Vihear ticket
- Transfer up and down Preah Vihear mountain by private 4WD.

Excluded

- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation
- Visa on Arrival fee $30. Please bring one of your recent passport-size photos to visit your Cambodian Visa on Arrival. South-East Asian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Cambodian
- 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
24/7 WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@cambodiatraveltrails.com

Price

- Available upon request

Included

- Full tours and transfers by private luxury A/C vehicle
- Licensed local English speaking guide
- Preah Vihear ticket
- Transfer up and down Preah Vihear mountain by private 4WD.

Excluded

- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation
- Visa on Arrival fee $30. Please bring one of your recent passport-size photos to visit your Cambodian Visa on Arrival. South-East Asian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Cambodian
- 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
24/7 WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@cambodiatraveltrails.com

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