Siem Reap

Visit at the fortified city of Angkor Thom, passing through the South Gate and continuing towards the spectacular Bayon temple which, with its more than two hundred enigmatic faces, represents the central building both in the location and in the conception of the citadel itself. It is a masterpiece with a surprising structure consisting of 54 towers and which presents beautiful bas-reliefs representing daily life in the times of the Angkor kingdoms and in which more than ten thousand figures carved in stone were counted.
Then we have passed before the imposing Baphuon and we have reached the pyramid-shaped temple linked to the legend of the king and the snake, the Pimeanakas; we have continued within the area where the royal palace was located and end with the splendid Terraces of the Elephants and the Leper King.
In the afternoon, excursion to the discovery of the temple of Bantey Srey, that is the “citadel of women”, famous for the splendid bas-reliefs carved almost all in pink sandstone and, according to many, superior for delicacy and precision even to those inside of Angkor Wat.
The temple is located about 40 km from Siem Reap and is reacheable between pleasant landscapes characterized by rice fields and villages. We return to Siem Reap via the temple of Bantey Samre, named in honor of the legend of the peasant who became king.