Tonle Sap Floating Village and Banteay Srei Temple
Journey out of hassle Siem Reap city to see the largest freshwater lake “Tonle Sap” followed by its popular Chong Kneas floating village whose daily life features interesting fishing/trading activities on the impressive Great Lake. Expand your Angkor experience, visit the most beautiful Banteay Srei which is intricately carved in the finest details unlikely other Angkor temples, admired by palm sugar village and the serenity of 12 century Banteay Samre temple.
- Tour code: #durian
- City/region: Siem Reap
- Tour type: private, classic, historical, sightseeing, boat/canoe
- Duration: 7-8 hours
- Hassle: free, flexible
- Available: daily (best time: mid November to February)
- Advance booking: required
- Tour required: valid Angkor ticket
Our experienced tour guide and driver will be greeting you at 8.00am at your hotel’s lobby then heading out of the hassle Siem Reap city about 30 minute drive to Chong Kneas village of Tonle Sap Lake. The journey passes interesting city highlight and rice paddies overlooking Phnom Krom before we arrive at the boat pier. Embark a sheltered boat for the excursion to see The Great Lake of Tonle Sap which the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is also an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. The boat trip slowly cruises passing floating school, floating houses which animated by some fishing activities. Our tour guide will explain you about Tonle Sap ecosystem and witness how life works in the floating community relying on aquatic resources, and we stop to see floating crocodile farm, souvenirs shop if it interests you.
Afternoon, we drive to visit the intricately carved, beautiful red-pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei – considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and its finest details. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”. On the way back, we have a short visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicraft before heading to stroll at Preah Dak village to observe local people making the famous steaming-rice cake which hides coconut milk inside that you have a chance to grab a few bites. Next, we will drive to visit 12th century Banteay Samre temple in good condition.
*Note: From Mid October to February, we recommend trip to Kompong Phluk village and Banteay Srei instead.
Tour Prices are quoted in US dollar per person
1 Pax: $110.00
2 Pax: $60.00
3 Pax: $48.00
4 Pax: $38.00
5 Pax: $34.00
6 Pax: $30.00
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