History of Angkor



Angkor’ literally means ‘Capital City’ or ‘Holy City’. ‘Khmer’ refers to the dominant ethnic group in modern and ancient Cambodia. In its modern usage, ‘Angkor’ has come to refer to the capital city of the Khmer Empire that existed in the area of Cambodia between the 9th and 12th centuries CE, as well as to the empire itself. The temple ruins in the area of Siem Reap are the remnants of the Angkorian capitals, and represent the pinnacle of the ancient Khmer architecture, art and civilization.

At its height, the Age of Angkor was a time when the capital area contained more than a million people, when Khmer kings constructed vast waterworks and grand temples, and when Angkor’s military, economic and cultural dominance held sway over the area of modern Cambodia, and much of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.

The First Century: Indianisation

Southeast Asia has been inhabited since the Neolithic era, but the seeds of Angkorian civilization were sown in the 1st century CE. At the turn of the millennium, Southeast Asia was becoming a hub in a vast
commercial trading network that stretched from the Mediterranean to China. Indian and Chinese traders began arriving in the region in greater numbers,
exposing the indigenous people to their cultures, though it was Indian culture that took hold, perhaps through the efforts of Brahman priests. Indian culture, religion (Hinduism and Buddhism), law, political theory, science and writing spread through the region over a period of several centuries, gradually being adopted by existing states and giving rise to new Indianised princedoms.

Funan and Chendla: Pre-Angkor and before

Though the newly Indianised princely states sometimes encompassed large areas, they were often no larger than a single fortified city. They warred among themselves, coalescing over time into a shifting set of larger states. According to 3rd century Chinese chronicles, one of China’s principal trading partners and a dominant power in the region was the Indianised state of Funan centered in today’s southern Vietnam and Cambodia. There is evidence that the Funanese spoke Mon-Khmer, strongly indicating a connection to later Angkorian and Cambodian civilization.

Funan was predominate over its smaller neighboring states, including the state of Chendla in northern Cambodia. Over the later half of the 6th century, Funan began to decline, losing its western territories. Chendla, already in the ascendant, conquered the Khmer sections of western Funan, while the Mon people won the extreme western section of Funan in present day Thailand. Later, Chendla seems to have gone on to conquer the remainder of Funan, signaling the beginning of the ‘pre-Angkorian’ period. Chendla flourished but for a short time. The third and last king of a unified Chendla, Isanavarman I, constructed the pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk near modern Kampong Thom city. (If you come to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh by road, you will pass through Kampong Thom. With a few spare hours, it is possible to make a side trip to these pre-Angkorian ruins).

Under Isanavarman I’s successor, Chendla disintegrated into smaller warring states. It was briefly reunited under Jayavarman I in the mid-7th century, only to fall apart again after his death. On traditional accounts, Chendla finally broke into two rival states or alliances, ‘Land Chendla’ in northern Cambodia/southern Laos, and ‘Water Chendla’ centered further south in Kampong Thom.

802CE: The Beginning

Jayavarman II was the first king of the Angkorian era, though his origins are recorded in history that borders on legend. He is reputed to have been a Khmer prince, returned to Cambodia around 790CE after a lengthy, perhaps forced stay in the royal court in Java. Regardless of his origin, he was a warrior who, upon returning to Cambodia, subdued enough of the competing Khmer states to declare a sovereign and unified ‘Kambuja’ under a single ruler. He made this declaration in 802CE in a ceremony on Kulen Mountain (Phnom Kulen) north of Siem Reap, where he held a ‘god-king’ rite that legitimized his ‘universal kingship’ through the establishment of a royal linga-worshiping cult. The linga-cult would remain central to Angkorian kingship, religion, art and architecture for centuries.

Roluos: The ‘First’ Capital

After 802CE, Jayavarman II continued to pacify rebellious areas and enlarge his kingdom. Before 802CE, he had briefly based himself at a pre-Angkorian settlement near the modern town of Roluos (13km southeast of Siem Reap). For some reason, perhaps due to military considerations, he moved from the Roluos area to the Kulen Mountains. Some- time after establishing his kingship in 802CE, he moved the capital back to the Roluos area, which he named Hariharalaya in honor of the combined god of Shiva and Vishnu. He reigned from Hariharalaya until his death in 850CE.

Thirty years after Jayavarman II’s death, King Indravarman III constructed the temple of Preah Ko, the first major member of the ‘Roluos Group’, in honor of Jayavarman II. He then constructed Bakong, which was the first grand project to follow the temple-mountain architectural formula. When visiting these temples, note the deep, rich, detailed artistic style in the carvings that were characteristic of the period.

Indravarman III also built the first large baray (water reservoir), thereby establishing two more defining marks of the Angkorian kingship - in addition to the linga-cult, the construction of temple monuments and grand water projects became part of kingly tradition.

The Capital Moves to Angkor

Indravarman III’s son, Yasovarman I, carried on the tradition of his father, building the East Baray as well as the last major temple of the Roluos Group (Lolei), and the first major temple in the Angkor area (Phnom Bakheng). Upon completing Phnom Bakheng in 893CE, he moved his capital to the newly named Yasodharapura in the Angkor area. The move may have been sparked by Yasovarman I’s violent confrontation with his brother for the throne, which left the Royal Palace at Roluos in ashes. With one exception, the capital would reside in the Angkor area for the next 500 years.

Koh Ker: A Brief Interruption

The exception took place in 928CE when, for reasons that remain unclear, there was a disruption in the royal succession. King Jayavarman IV moved the capital 100km from Angkor north to Koh Ker, where it remained for 20 years. When the capital returned to Angkor, it centered not at Phnom Bakheng as it had before, but further east at the new state-temple of Pre Rup (961CE).

Apogee: The Khmer Empire at Angkor

An era of territorial, political and commercial expansion followed the return to Angkor. Royal courts flourished and constructed several major monuments including Ta Keo, Banteay Srey, Baphuon, and West Baray. Kings of the period exercised their military muscle, including King Rajendravarman who led successful campaigns against the eastern enemy of Champa in the mid 10th century. Just after the turn of the millennium, there was a 9-year period of political upheaval that ended when King Suryavarman I seized firm control in 1010CE. In the following decades, he led the Khmer to many important military victories including conquering the Mon Empire to the west (capturing much of the area of modern Thailand), thereby bringing the entire western portion of old Funan under Khmer control. A century later, King Suryavarman II led several successful campaigns against the Khmer’s traditional eastern enemy, Champa, in central and southern Vietnam.

Under Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, the empire was at its political/territorial apex. Appropriate to the greatness of the times, Suryavarman II produced Angkor’s most spectacular architectural creation, Angkor Wat, as well as other monuments such as Thommanon, Banteay Samre and Beng Melea. Angkor Wat was constructed as Suryavarman II’s state-temple and perhaps as his funerary temple. Extensive battle scenes from his campaigns against Champa are recorded in the superb bas-reliefs on the south wall of Angkor Wat.

By the late 12th century, rebellious states in the provinces, unsuccessful campaigns against the Vietnamese Tonkin, and internal conflicts all began to weaken the empire. In 1165, during a turbulent period when Khmer and Cham princes plotted and fought both together and against one another, a usurper named Tribhuvanadityavarman seized power at Angkor.

In 1177 the usurper was killed in one of the worst defeats suffered by the Khmers at the hands of the Cham. Champa, apparently in collusion with some Khmer factions, launched a sneak naval attack on Angkor. A Cham fleet sailed up the Tonle Sap River onto the great Tonle Sap Lake just south of the capital city. Naval and land battles ensued in which the city was assaulted, burned and occupied by the Cham. The south wall of Bayon displays bas-reliefs of a naval battle, but it is unclear whether it is a depiction of the battle of 1177 or some later battle.

Jayavarman VII: The Monument Builder

The Cham controlled Angkor for four years until the legendary Jayavarman VII mounted a series of counter attacks over a period of years. He drove the Cham from Cambodia in 1181. After the Cham defeat, Jayavarman VII was declared king. He broke with almost 400 years of tradition and made Mahayana Buddhism the state religion, and immediately began Angkor’s most prolific period of monument building.

Jayavarman VII’s building campaign was unprecedented and took place at a frenetic pace. Hundreds of monuments were constructed in less than a 40-year period. Jayavarman VII’s works included Bayon with its famous giant faces, his capital city of Angkor Thom, the temples of Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei and Preah Khan, and hundreds of others. The monuments of this period, though myriad and grand, are often architecturally confused and artistically inferior to earlier periods, seemingly due in part to the haste with which they were rendered.

After a couple of days at the temples, you should begin to recognize the distinctive Bayon-style of Jayavarman VII’s monuments. Note the giant stone faces, the cruder carving techniques, simpler lintel carvings with little or no flourish, the Buddhist themes to the carvings and the accompanying vandalism of the Buddhas that occurred in a later period.

At the same time as his building campaign, Jayavarman VII also led an aggressive military struggle against Champa. In 1190 he captured the Cham king and brought him to Angkor. In 1203 he annexed all of Champa, thereby expanding the Khmer Empire to the eastern shores of southern Vietnam. Through other military adventures he extended the borders of the empire in all directions.

Jayavarman VII’s prodigious building campaign also represents the finale of the Khmer empire as no further grand monuments were constructed after his death in 1220. Construction on some monuments, notably Bayon, stopped short of completion, probably coinciding with Jayavarman VII’s death. His successor, Indravarman II continued construction on some Jayavarman VII monuments with limited success.

The End of an Era

Though the monument building had come to a halt, the capital remained active for years. Chinese emissary Zhou Daguan (Chou Ta-Kuan) visited Angkor in the late 13th century and describes a vibrant city in his classic, ‘Customs of Cambodia’.

Hinduism made a comeback under Jayavarman VIII in the late 13th century during which most of Angkor’s Buddhist monuments were systematically defaced. Look for the chipped out Buddha images on almost all of Jayavarman VII’s Buddhist monuments. Literally thousands of Buddha images have been removed in what must have been a huge investment of destructive effort. Interestingly, some Buddha images were crudely altered into Hindu lingas and Bodhisattvas. There are some good examples of altered images at Ta Prohm and Preah Khan.

Jayavarman VIII also constructed the final Brahmanic monument at Angkor - the small tower East Prasat Top in Angkor Thom. After Jayavarman VIII’s death, Buddhism returned to Cambodia but in a different form. Instead of Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism took hold and remains the dominant religion in Cambodia to this day.

After the 13th century, Angkor suffered repeated invasions by the Thai from the west, pressuring the Khmer and contributing to the capital being moved from Angkor. After a seven-month siege on Angkor in 1431, King Ponhea Yat moved the capital from Angkor to Phnom Penh in 1432. This move may also have marked a shift from an agrarian-based economy to a trade based economy, in which a river junction location like Phnom Penh rather than the inland area of Angkor would be more advantageous. After the move to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia moved a couple of more times, first to Lovek and then Oudong, before finally settling permanently into Phnom Penh in 1866.

After the capital moved from Angkor, the temples remained active, though their function changed over the years. Angkor Wat was visited several times by western explorers and missionaries between the 16th and 19th century, but it is Henri Mouhot who is popularly credited with the ‘discovery’ of Angkor Wat in 1860. His book, ‘Travels in Siam, Cambodia, Laos and Annam’ is credited with bringing Angkor its first tourist boom.







Tour Code:CTC-001
Destination: Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon) - Angkor Wat - sunrise in Angkor Wat - Banteay Kdei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Ta Som - Eastern Mebon - Pre Rup - Tonle Sap Lake Flooded Forest - Floating Village - Artisans d'Angkor
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
This tour covers the absolute "must see" highlights of Angkor on the "small" and "grand" circuit, including a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. If you don't have more time, this is certainly the best choise. Sunrise in Angkor Wat. Balloon ride (optional). Transportation by REMORK gives this tour more atmosphere (and keeps the prices down).
Tour Code:CTC-002
Destination: Angkor Thom (Bayon, Baphuon) - Angkor Wat - sunrise - Banteay Kdei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Ta Som - Eastern Mebon - Pre Rup - Banteay Srei - Kobal Spean (River of Thousand Lingams) - Tonle Sap Lake Flooded Forest - Floating village.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
This is our basic tour including the most important temples in Angkor and the Tonle Sap Lake.
Battambang City & Country side Tour
Tour Code:BCT-1
Destination: Battambang Historical Museum - Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung (Kra Nhoung Stick King) - Cambodian Noodle, bamboo sticky rice - Phsar Prohok (Fish Paste) - Cambodian Rice Wine - The rice paper village - Wat Samrung Khnong - Wat Ek Phnom temple.
Duration: Half Day Tour (Morning: 8:30am - 12:30 noon and Afternoon: 14:30 - 18:30)
Battambang located in northwestern of Cambodia, the second most popular city in the country after Phnom Penh. The provincial capital has always been a popular destination to visit such as Battambang Historical Museum - Preah Bat Dambang Kra Nhoung (Kra Nhoung Stick King) continue to meet the villagers who make traditional products such as rice paper, bamboo sticky rice, fish paste and rice wine. Visit a memorial site for the victims of the Khmer Rouge in Samroung Khnong pagoda and finish by visiting Wat Ek Phnom temple.
Battambang Bamboo Train
Tour Code:BTB 01
Destination: Ancient House - Bamboo Train ride - Phnom Banan Temple - Sampeou Mountain
Duration: one day tour: 8:30 - 18:30
This one day tour is not included the accommodation, visit, in the morning, some old house along river Steung Sangke prior to Wat Phnom Banan temple - New Bamboo train (now available at Phnom Banan). Afternoon visit Phnom Sampeu ...... , the best spot when the bats fly out of the caves at around 6pm.
Tour Code:CTC-003
Destination: Roluos Group (Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong temples) - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - sunrise - Banteay Kdei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Ta Som - Eastern Mebon - Pre Rup - Banteay Srei - Kobal Spean (River of Thousand Lingams) - Tonle Sap Lake Flooded Forest - Floating Village - Koh Ker - Beng Mealea
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
This is a great deal when you really want to go deeper to Angkor's civilization: In addition to our basic program "Angkor Discovery", you also explore the greater Angkor region! We highly recommend this tour as it gives you the complete overview of the Angkorian landscape, including temple areas that have just recently been opened for tourists!
Tour Code:CTCPS-001
Destination: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap - return trip
Duration: 2 DAYS 1 Night
Depart from Capitol Tours Office by air-conditioned bus (45 seats) at 6:30AM from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap join with other passengers without tour guide, tour guide and driver are waiting for you at Capitol Bus station in Siem Reap. Arrive Siem Reap 13:30, transfer to the hotel or guesthouse. Visit South gate of Angkor Thom - Bayon - the Elephant terrace & the terrace of leper king - Taprom temples - Angkor Wat.Take the bus from Siem Reap going back to Phnom Penh (the departure time can be chosen). Finish tour at Capitol Tour Office in Phnom Penh.
Tour Code:CTC C:01
Destination: Ox cart riding - rice fields - village life – Mechrey Floating Village, on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia.
Duration: Duration: 4 hours
This is the perfect extension of your Angkor experience. Come with us to the countryside, where life seems to have stood still since Angkorian times.
Tour Code:CTC-004
Destination: Angkor Temples with Banteay Srei - Overland trip - Phnom Penh
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
All highlights of Cambodia in one tour: Angkor Temples, Tonle Sap Lake, overland tour to Phnom Penh, discovery of the capital with many special extras. --- Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon), Angkor Wat, sunrise in Angkor Wat, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre. Tonle Sap Lake with boat trip to floating village. Apsara dance show with dinner buffet. Overland trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom, National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Tuol Sleng Museum, sunset cruise on Mekong river. Tour starts in Siem Reap and ends in Phnom Penh.
Tour Code:CTCPS-002
Destination: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap - return trip
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Depart from Capitol Tour Office by air-conditioned bus at 7:30AM/8:30AM/10:15AM/12:00noon/1:30PM/2:30PM from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Arrival at 13:30/14:30/16:15/18:00/19:30/20:30.Transfer to the hotel or guesthouse. Visit the South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, The Elephant of terrace & Leper king terrace,Tapromh temples. Visit the Angkor Wat and the handicraft producing shop.Take the bus back to Phnom Penh (the departure time can be chosen). Finish tour at Capitol Tour Office in Phnom Penh.
Tour Code:CTCPS-003
Destination: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap - return trip
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Depart from Capitol Tour Office by A/C bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.Transfer to the hotel or guesthouse. Visit Basei Cham Krong - South gate of Angkor Thom - Bayon - Baphoun - Phimeanakas - the Elephant terrace & Leper king terrace.Visit the Angkor Wat and the handicraft producing shop.Visit Kravan - Banteay Kdei and Sra Srong - Taphrom - Takeo -Thommanon and Chao Say Teveda temples.Visit Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Tasom - East Mebon and Prerup.Take the bus back going back to Phnom Penh (the Departure time can be chosen). Finish tour at Capitol Tour Office in Phnom Penh.
Tour Code:CTC-PT-01
Destination: Prek Toal - flooded forest - Back to hotel
Duration: 1 day
Feel like in a Hitch cock's Movie - in the Birdwatcher`s Paradise! Your visit of Siem Reap /Angkor would be incomplete without visiting the greatest fresh water reservoir with the highest biodiversity in the world! Enjoy a environmental discovery with small boats to see thousands of birds in the flooded forest of Tonle Sap Lake.
Tour Code:CTC-PV-01
Destination: Preah Vihear Temple
Duration: 1 day
Don't miss to see Cambodia's second UNESCO world heritage: the magnificent mountain temple of Preah Vihear, spectacularly placed in the Dangrek mountains close to the Thai border.
Tour Code:CTC-KP-01
Destination: Floating Village Kampong Phluk
Duration: Half day Tour (Morning: 8:30am - 13:00 and Afternoon: 14:00 - 18:30)
Kompong Phluk is a commune and village in Siem Reap Province in northern-central Cambodia. It is a floating village on the Tonle Sap. The village has a school and monastery, where prayers were taking place.
Angkor Sunrise
Tour Code:CTC AK01
Destination: Angkor Wat - South Gate of Angkor Thom - Bayon - Ta Prohm
Duration: Half day Tour 5:00 am - 13:00
Enjoy the fantastic sunrise in Angkor Wat continue to visit Angkor Thom (The south gate of Angkor Thom - Bayon Temple - Elephant terrace & Leper king terrace) and Ta Phrom temple.
Tour Code:CTC-SPK-01
Destination: Sambor Prei Kuk Temples
Duration: 1 day
Sambor Prei Kuk is an archaeological site in Cambodia located in Kampong Thom Province, 30 km north of Kampong Thom, the provincial capital, 176 km east of Angkor and 206 km north of Phnom Penh. Designated as world heritage site: 2017 (41st session)
Tour Code:CTC-Roluos-01
Destination: Lolei - Preah Ko - Bakong - Prasat Prei Monti
Duration: 4 hours
Discover the Roluos Group, where the first temple mountain in Angkor region was built: the Bakong temple. Enjoy your discovery by REMORK.
Tour Code:CTC-KKBM-01
Destination: Koh Ker, Beng Meala
Duration: 1 day
Precious temple areas far away from the tourist flows! Fell like the first exporers! The ancient capital Koh Ker with its fantastic temple pyramid and Beng Mealea, still overgrown by jungle, have just been opened for tourists!
Tour Code:CTCSR-001
Destination: Angkor National museum - Wood and Stone Carving Center - the Old Market - central Market - Killing Field - South Gate of the Angkor Thom - Central Angkor Thom (Bayon - Baphoun - Terrace of Elephant - Terrace of Leperking) - Chau Say Tevoda - Takoa - Ta Prom, Banteay Kdey - Srah Srang, Prasat Kravan and the World Heritage Angkor Wat - sunrise at Angkor Wat - grand circut (Preah Khan, Neak Pean -Tasom - East Mebon - Pre Rup) - sunset at Bakheng mountain - Banteay Srey - Banteay Samré - Rolous Group (Bakong - Preah Ko - and Lo Lei) - Tonle Sap lake (Floating Village)
Duration: 5 Days, 4 nights
This tour covers the absolute "must-see highlights" of Angkor complex on the "small" and "grand" circuits, Banteay Srei temple, Roluos group including a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake.This is certainly the best choice. Sunrise in Angkor Wat. Balloon ride (optional). Transportation by REMORK gives this tour a local friendly, atmospheric experience (and with lower prices comparing with car).
Tour Code:CTC-D1
Destination: Angkor Thom - Ta Prohm - Angkor Wat - Phnom Bakheng
Duration: 1 Day
Tour will start at 8:30am - 18:30 visit Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon) - Ta Prohm - Angkor Wat included sunset at Phnom Bakheng.
Tour Code:CTC-D2
Destination: Banteay Srey - Grand Tour
Duration: 1 Day
Banteay Srey - Grand Tour (Pre Rup - East Mebon - Ta Som - Neak Pean - Preah Khan)
Tour Code:CTC - D3
Destination: Wat Thmey - Artisans'School - Northern Tonle Sap Lake - Chong Kneas village
Duration: Half Day
Wat Thmey - Artisans'School - Tonle Sap Lake - Chong Kneas village (visiting the greatest freshwater reservoir with the highest biodiversity in the world. Enjoy a beautiful boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake and learn all about the floating villages, fishing techniques and traditional life with and on the water ...)
Tour Code:CTC-BC-01
Destination: Siem Reap - Banteay Chhmar
Duration: 1 day
Feel like the first explorers and see face towers in the forest, reliefs of thousand armend Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and be one of the only guests to visit this "lost temple city". A unique experience!
Tour Code:CPTC PSP001
Destination: Phnom Penh city tour:Wat Phnom - National Museum - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - Tuol Sleng Museum - sunset cruise on Mekong river). Tonle Sap Lake - Angkor Temples: Angkor Thom (South gate of Angkor Thom, Bapuon temple) - Taphrom - Banteay Srei - Angkor Wat temple.
Duration: 5days 4nights
Phnom Penh city tour (Wat Phnom, National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Tuol Sleng Museum, sunset cruise on Mekong river) - Overland trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Angkor Temples, Tonle Sap Lake, Angkor Thom (South gate of Angkor Thom - Bapuon temple) - Taphrom - Banteay Srei - Angkor Wat - overland trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Peng.Finish tour at Phnom Penh airport.
Tour Code:CPTCT001
Destination: Choeung Ek (Killing Field) - Tuol Tom Poung Market (Russian Market) - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum - National Museum - Royal Palace - What Phnom, Independent Monument.
Duration: 1 DAY (every day 8:30am - 5pm)
* Morning: visit Choeung Ek (Killing Field) -Tuol Tom Poung Market (Russian Market) and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. * Afternoon: visit National Museum - Royal Palace, What Phnom and Independent Monument.
Tour Code:CTCSR-002
Destination: Small Tour (Angkor Thom – Bayon – Ta Prohm – Angkor Wat – Bakheng) - Tonle Sap Lake
Duration: 2 days 1 night
This tour covers the absolute "must see" highlights of Angkor on the "small" circuit and including a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake visit floating village of Chong Kneas and visit the fish farm and the crocodile farm. Balloon ride (optional). Transportation by REMORK gives this tour more atmospheres (and keeps the prices down).
Tour Code:SB1
Destination: SIEM REAP-BATTAMBANG by Capitol Tours air-conditioned sharing bus
Duration: 2 days 1 night
Visit Banan – Phnom Sampeuv Mountain – Bamboo train ride – Ancient house.
Tour Code:CTCSB-02
Destination: Sambor Preikuk temple
Duration: 2 days 1 night
The pre-Angkorian temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk is located about 30 kilometers to the north of the town of Kampong Thom, Cambodia. It was also known as Isanapura, and was the capital of the Chenla Kingdom