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East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.

Chinatown-Bangkok
Full Day Angkor Temples
Drive to Banteay Srei to visit the Citadel of Women. This petite temple possesses some of the most intricate carvings in the Angkor area. Although it is small, the details and quality of its architecture make it a must-see attraction. Next visit is Ta Phrom Temple, famous for its forest atmosphere and enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorers arrived. It is also the location of many scenes filmed for the blockbuster movie, Tomb Raider. 
After visiting Ta Phrom, continue to the Angkor Thom complex to see the Terrace of Elephants, the Leper King and the Bayon. Explore the Bayon Temple whose giant stone faces have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. 

Return to the hotel for lunch. This afternoon, visit the magnificent temple at Angkor Wat, a unique and stunning blend of spirituality and symmetry, and an enduring example of man's devotion to his gods. It is the largest and undoubtedly the most breathtaking of the monuments of Angkor and it is reputedly the largest religious structure in the world. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, drive back to town for some time to explore the Central Market or shop for a simple memento of your stay in Cambodia. 

Back to the hotel there will be time to freshen up before dinner and a traditional Apsara dance show.
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Kampung Pluk
Is a commune and village in Siem Reap Province in northern-central Cambodia. It is a village built on stilts on the Tonle Sap. This program brings you about 25km Southeast of Siem Reap Town.

Upon arrival at harbor meet a boatman and sail along a small stream to the village. Over 3000 inhabitants are real Khmers, their households made of wood and bamboo built on stilts of about 6m to 7m high. 

During dry season when the lake is low, and due to lack of water, those buildings look like the skyscrapers. At this time of the year, many of villagers move out onto the lake and build a provisional stilted houses. In wet season while the water level rises up again, the dwellers move back to their permanent houses on the flood plain, the stilts now hidden under the water.
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Highlights of Small Circuit
Continuing to explore the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples Later, we visit the magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs

In the evening, enjoy Aspara Dance and dinner at a local restaurant.

Back to hotel and ovenight in Siem Rea
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Banteay Samre Temple
A 12th century temple built by Suryavarman II and decorated with scenes inspired by the Ramayana. Banteay Samre is one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of anastylosis. Unfortunately, the absence of maintenance over the past 20 years is evident. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the regions at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscription has been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat. The monument most likely dates from the same period, or, perhaps, slightly later, although there are additions attributed to the Bayon style.
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Grand Circuit
Is an extension on the little circuit but taking in Preah Khan, Preah Neak Pean to the Eastern Mebon and the various monuments like Ta Som. After the tour, enjoy sunset at Pre Rup. Drive to the rural outskirts of Siem Reap - about 35km from town for a visit to Khmer classical style architecture temples. Visit places like the Banteay Srei Temple, also known as the Citadel of women. This temple is considered to be the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture. It is a small temple but its pink sandstone carvings are impressive.
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Great City of Angkor Thom
Was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8m high wall; each side of the city is 4km long. It draws a perfect square you access this town through 5 gates; 4 of them represent the cardinal points and the 5th one the Victory Gate was the one leading directly to the Royal Palace Area. The Angkor Thom visit also includes the Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean kas, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
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Banteay Srei Temple
Also known as the Citadel of women. This temple is considered to be the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture. It is a small temple but its pink sandstone carvings are impressive. Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest stone carving anywhere on earth. Begun in AD 967, it is one of the smallest sites at Angkor, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in stature.The art gallery of Angkor, Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, is wonderfully well preserved and many of its carvings are three-dimensional.
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Lost city of Khmer Empire
Visit the lost city of Khmer empire: South Gate of Angkor Thom, Giant faces of famous Bayon anf Baphoun Temples, Elephant and Leper King Terraces and unforgettable jungle temple of Ta Prohm. 

After Khmer Empire, visit cut pink stone of Banteay Srey Temple, loosely translates to 'citadel  of the women', and then at late evening, see the sunset at Pre Rup Temple which is an excellent place for countrysideview. 
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Cooking class in Cambodia
Each class commences with a visit to a local family. Along the way you will learn about the herbs and vegetables grown at most Khmer households and used in daily cooking. The visit to a family's home is an opportunity to learn about food preparation in a Khmer home. Who does the shopping and the cooking! Your guide will also let you know about food customs, superstitions and beliefs. A gift of rice is provided to the family as thanks for their participation.
 
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Pub Street
Pub Street located in downtown Siem Reap is an ideal place for a night out of bar-hopping. There are numerous bars that are easily accessible on foot. The best part of this place would definitely be the cost of the alcoholic drinks which usually costs around US$1 (or less) during happy hour. Some say that it is even cheaper than drinking water! Dress up and get ready to have some Night Out fun! If you prefer to have a more relaxing time you can also opt to go for another alternative such as sitting down at a bar listening to live jazz music. (Own arrangements by guests)

 
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14 Days Journey to the Far East
Follow the trails unveiling the charm of South East Asia. With interesting sights and scenery from ruins, temples and rustic ambience of the local markets, take an awe-inspiring trip to Indochina where we bring you an experiential travel of a lifetime.
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