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Buddhism in Cambodia - 8 Days

Buddhism in Cambodia

Cambodia · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Learn the fundamentals of Buddhism in five eye-opening sessions as you take in the sights of Phnom Penh and the massive Angkor temple complex. Then close your visit practicing meditation with a monk in an ancient monastery. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Phnom Penh
Day 2 - Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 3 - Phnom Penh
Day 4 - Phnom Penh → Siem Reap
Day 5 - Temples of Angkor
Day 6 - Banteay Srey & Buddhist Monastery
Day 7 - Buddhist Monastery
Day 8 - Siem Reap

What is included

  • Transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 6 nights accommodation at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • 1 night at Buddhist Monastery with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Local English speaking guide during activities

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Domestic tourism taxes and airport taxes
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
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day
1
Phnom Penh

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you are driven to your hotel with some time to relax before discovering the capital on board of a cyclo

Visit the Wat Phnom Pagoda which is at the origin of Phnom Penh. In the evening have a sumptuous welcome dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Phnom Penh City Tour

After breakfast, a guided tour through this bustling city to explore the main sights including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda as well as the National Museum

In the afternoon, discover the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum as well as the Central Market. A day of looking into the past and the future of Khmer people.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Phnom Penh

After breakfast, enjoy a boat trip to a nearby island where silk is produced. Take your time to stroll through the village, discover handicraft producers as well as the local pagoda. Here your guide introduces you to Buddhism with a focus on the different concepts. Introduction to Buddhism: focus on Buddhist concepts. 

In the afternoon head to Choeung Ek killing fields for an additional historical insight on Cambodia.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Phnom Penh → Siem Reap

After breakfast, start your journey to Siem Reap. You will stop mid way in Kampong Thom for lunch and to discover the temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk, this complex features 3 pre-Angkorian temples dedicated to Shiva. It was built in the 7th century, abandoned, rediscovered and restored in 1980. 

Here, your guide introduces us to Hinduism. Hinduism has strongly influenced pre-Angkorian and Angkorian civilizations, its impact and artistic testimony is worth focusing on. Picnic lunch. Buddhist & Hindu influences on pre Angkorian and Angkorian arts. Drive further to Siem Reap, hotel check in and dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Phnom Penh → Siem Reap320 km 5h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Temples of Angkor

After breakfast, first insight on the Angkor Complex, commence at the South Gate of Angkor Thom City. Here you will explore the center piece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayon contains 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic smiling faces. Also included in the morning tour are the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as The Ta Prohm Temple.

Enjoy lunch before embarking on your discovery of Angkor Wat, easily the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. You will have most of the afternoon here before heading back to Siem Reap where you will enjoy an evening course on Buddhism and dinner. 

Evening course on Buddhism: focus on the life of the Buddha, history of Buddhism and different Buddhist schools in Southeast Asia.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Banteay Srey & Buddhist Monastery

After breakfast, head to the exquisite Banteay Srey  also known as Citadel of the women. The temple displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. The visit is combined with the discovery of Banteay Samre

After lunch, you are transferred to a local monastery meeting with the monks who live here. 

Today, our course focuses on Buddhist philosophy and monastic life. Discussion with a monk. 

Overnight at the monastery. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • snacks and fruits
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Buddhist Monastery

Siem Reap

day
7
Buddhist Monastery

Rise in the early morning to the sound of the drums (monks wake up at around 4AM). 

After breakfast, you will be introduced to meditation, followed by a half day practice in the monastery. Transfer back to your hotel in Siem Reap and free time to enjoy at your leisure until the farewell dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Siem Reap

After breakfast, you are free to relax until your transfer to the airport.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Phnom Penh
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Patio Hotel & Urban Resort

Siem Reap
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Somadevi Angkor Hotel Spa

Siem Reap
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Buddhist Monastery

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3-4 pax
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5-6 pax
Double Sharing
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018$974$878$741
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$938$842$704
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019$992$896$753

Photos

Monk Meditating, Buddhist Monastery
Angkor Wat, Angkor
Monks daily alms offering
Sambor Prei Kuk, Kampong Thom
Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Banteay Samre, Angkor
Buddhist Monastery, Siem Reap

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