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Walking Introduction to Siem Reap

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Overview

Arriving in a new city is exciting, and this introduction walking tour of Siem Reap will acquaint you with the city. From spirit shrines to Angkor sculpture, royal gardens to historic temples, get an interesting overview of Cambodian culture and history, which provides valuable insight before going out on other tours around Siem Reap and the Angkor Temple complex.

 

Itinerary

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Walking Introduction to Siem Reap
- Half Day
Starting at 16:00, begin the introduction at the Shrine to Ya Tep: Beneath a tree on an island in the middle of the road leading into Siem Reap sits a sandstone image believed by locals to contain the spirit of Ya Tep, a neak ta (ancestral spirit) that is believed by locals to protect the town of Siem Reap. 

Just beside Ya Tep lies Preak Ang Chek and Preak Angchom, a popular Buddhist shrine surrounded by stories of power and indestructibility. Preak Ang Chek and Preak Angchom have also come to fame because of the fortune teller at the shrine. Visit this palm reader and learn what the future holds! 

Continue onwards and learn about Spirit Houses, which are common in Buddist countries across Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, although they likely predate Buddhism and belong to the animist religious practices of the early Khmer. The Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens are beautiful to walk through, and host a colony of giant fruit bats. Sites such as the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, the Royal Residence, a statue of a Deva (God) from Angkor Thom, and Wat Preah Prom Rath are all lovely sites to be seen along the way.

Finish the walking tour along the riverside opposite Psar Chas, the Old Market. While the south side of the market has largely been given over to stalls selling souvenirs to tourists, much of the market still caters to a local clientele who shop here for everything from fresh produce and household supplies to motorbike parts. Along the riverside are a number of stalls selling various street foods, including fruit smoothies, noodle soup, and roti pancakes. Grab a snack if you wish, enjoy a stroll around the market, or ask the guide to hail a remork to return to the hotel. 

Important Information


Our services include:
– Local English speaking guide
– Transportation by remork to/from hotel (if necessary)
-Drinking water
Our services do not include:
-Drinks and personal expenses
-Personal travel insurance
-Tips for guide & driver
-Any other items not mentioned

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