Angkor Wat - Jungle Atlantis

In honour of the BBC's fantastic series looking at the death of Angkor Wat’s Megacity in Cambodia, we thought we would show you one of the amazing private tours you can book to Angkor Wat.

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The BBC documentary tells the story of the great builder king, and follows the ongoing detective work, as modern-day experts attempt to discover why such a great city so suddenly collapsed. Deep in the jungle, archaeologists discover a sophisticated network of houses, monasteries, roads and canals – the forgotten world of Angkor’s greatest ever king. As the programme shows, the new LiDAR technology has completely transformed archaeology in Angkor. By unlocking the secrets of this vast city, the team continue to shed new light to reveal the scale and splendour of the city and the dramatic events leading to its fall. Their ground-breaking work explains how this vast metropolis flourished and why the world's greatest medieval metropolis was abandoned to the jungle. With stunning location photography and contributions from world experts on the history of Angkor, Jungle Atlantis tells the complete story of the rise and fall of the greatest medieval city on Earth. 

Example private tour of Angkor Wat's Temples:

Visit Cambodia's magnificent Angkor Temple complex on this private full-day Angkor Wat tour from Siem Reap. Visit the Roluos Temple Group, then in the afternoon, spend two and a half hours touring majestic Angkor Wat before climbing up to Phnom Bakheng to enjoy a magnificent sunset over Angkor and its surroundings.  

Experience Typically Includes:

  • Private tour, exclusive for your party
  • Pick-up and drop off from Siem Reap hotels
  • Visit Roluos Temple Group, which includes the oldest temples of the Angkor Complex
  • 2.5 hour tour around the majestic Angkor Wat.
  • Climb up to Phnom Bakheng where you will be able to enjoy a magnificent sunset view over Angkor Wat
  • Air-conditioned round-trip transfers
  • All Admission fees
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch in Siem Reap 

Located near the small town of Siem Reap, the Angkor temple complex is comprised of countless ceremonial structures built between the 9th and 13th centuries by the once mighty Khmer Empire. In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and headed in the direction of the Roluos Temple Group, which includes the oldest temples of the Angkor Complex. Return to Siem Reap for lunch and in the afternoon, take a two and a half hour tour around the majestic Angkor Wat. Your tour concludes with a climb up to Phnom Bakheng where you will be able to enjoy a magnificent sunset view over Angkor Wat and the surrounding countryside. 

 

Watch this video about Angkor Wat from one of our favourite operators, Travel Indochina:

 

To book your travel to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia, perhaps combined with elsewhere in the Far East such as Vietnam, click here.

 

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