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.
UNESCO World Heritage Preah Vihear
The magnificent mountain temple of Preah Vihear is Cambodia's second UNESCO-World Heritage Site, inscribed just recently, in 2008.
The way to Preah Vihear goes to some deep forests and then through the plain of the Damrek Mountains. The location of the temple is unique.
You will be seduced by the great views on the Cambodian plain and by the astonishing bas reliefs on temple gopurams. Some of the reliefs belong to the most beautiful artifacts of khmer art.
Starting early from your hotel and heading north through tropical dry forest towards the Dangrek Mountains and the Thai border. You pass through authentic rural landscapes of Preah Vihear Province, where the main income of the locals consists of shifting cultivation.
The arrival on the foot of the mountain temple is impressive, the temple overlooks the Cambodian plain. Visit of the different gopurams and carvings depicting scenes like the famous curling of the milk sea. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the temple over the Cambodian landscape. Return back to Siem Reap to your hotel.