Day 26 – Siem Reap

Day 26 of our trip takes us to Siem Reap, the home of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. The day begins with a breathtaking sunrise over the temple complex, followed by a guided tour of the structures. We’ll also have a chance to explore the Tonlé Sap floating village, visit the Angkor National Museum, and enjoy a traditional Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.

Watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat is an unforgettable experience. The temple’s silhouette against the backdrop of a spectacular sunrise is a photographer’s dream come true. Our guide will take us to the best viewing spot for the sunrise and provide us with historical and cultural information about the complex. After watching the sunrise, we’ll explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat with our guide, learning about the history and significance of the various temples and structures.

The Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, and it is home to numerous floating villages. We can take a boat tour from Siem Reap to explore one of these villages, seeing how the residents live and work on the water. The Tonlé Sap floating village is a unique and fascinating experience, providing insights into a way of life that is entirely different from what most travelers are used to.

The Angkor National Museum is an excellent place to learn more about the history and culture of Angkor. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits, showcasing the Khmer Empire’s art, traditions, and beliefs. It is an excellent place to visit after exploring the temples, providing a more in-depth understanding of the history and significance of the structures.

In the evening, we’ll have a chance to enjoy a traditional Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good-supported project. The project supports local communities by providing training and employment opportunities. The meal is a perfect way to experience authentic Cambodian cuisine while supporting a local cause.

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