Amansara - Angkor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Enjoy a guided tour of Angkor Archaeological park with your specialist Aman guide. Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is home to the jungle covered ruins of the Khmer Empire.
Capturing the atmosphere of the temple as the sun rises is Aman's preferred way to present this magnificent monument. A 4:30am wake up call and prompt 5am departure from Amansara will allow you to arriving by remork with the first morning light as we head for the East Causeway. Your guide will escort you through the entrance gate along a forested path and then into Angkor to the first level and up to the second level of the temple, providing time for personal exploration.
All being well, you should witness dawn with very few others. Afterwards, following a brief introduction to temple life and King Suryavarman II, you return to the first level which contains the bas-reliefs of the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the ‘Churning of the Sea of Milk’ in which the Hindu gods and demons cooperate to create the nectar of life, which renders them immortal.
These extensive and dramatic relief panels are the main feature of this morning’s outing. Depart Angkor Wat by way of the cruciform terrace, passing the libraries and the grand entrance pavilion before crossing the West Causeway.
Depending on your schedule, we may suggest visiting Ta Prohm before breakfast at our Khmer Village House opposite the royal bathing pool of Sras Srang.
Please note you are required to wear clothing that covers your shoulders and below the knee, it is also suggested that you wear comfortable footwear.