Grand Tour with Sunrise
Your adventure begins with a pre-dawn departure from the hotel for the magnificent sunrise experience at Angkor Wat. Enter through the secluded and little visited Eastern gate of the great temple, creep through the forest in darkness (please bring a torch) and enjoy a private moment as you gaze in awe at the silhouetted main spires, and longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world, before soaking up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor from the edge of one of the ancient library pools.
The Grand Tour is actually an extension of the Small Circuit and runs through Preah Khan, Preah Neak Pean to the Eastern Mebon and other temple monuments of Ta Som & Pre Rup. The Grand Circuit complex showcases the rich and sophisticated architecture of Khmer Empire.
The best things about the grand tour circuit temples is the quietness and less crowd. You will enjoy the temples very much, breath taking and easy to take the photos of each temple. You can easy see the beautiful sunset at Pre Rup temple too.
Preah Khan built in the 12th century was one of Jayavarman VII’s largest projects dedicated to his farther was much more than a temple with over 1,000 Teachers, it appears also to have been a Buddhist university as well as a considerable city.
Neak Poan its foundation built on the middle of pool representing a paradisiacal Himalayan Mountain lake East Mebon guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation.
Heading to Prasat East Mebon Is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia and continuation to Prasat Prerub is the Hindu temple at Angkor, built as the state temple of Khmer King Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.
Ta Som built at end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Poan.
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Price starts from US$80 net
Add a guide: US$65 net
Price does not include Angkor Park entry ticket.