Cambodia

Spectacular View of the Temples at Tonle Bati and Chisor Mountain

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

Visit Phnom Chisor mountain with superb views of the plains below
  • See the ruins of the Brahman temple
  • Explore a silk weaving village & learn all about silk
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the countryside
  • View important temples near Tonle Bati Lake

tour details

Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, has the charm of a bygone age in a cultural landscape dotted with temples and religious sanctuaries. At the start of this tour, we’ll head to Phnom Chisor mountain where we’ll enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding plains and visit the 11th century Brahman temple. You’ll explore the complex, constructed of laterite and brick, with statues of Buddha inside the sanctuary. Heading to the roofless gallery, you’ll enjoy more incredible views of the temples and landscape below. Next, we’ll head to a silk weaving village where you’ll learn about the process of making silk by hand. After a picnic lunch, we’ll visit Prasat Neang Khmao, the temple of the Black Virgin, as well as Ta Prohm temple and Yeay Peau temple, before strolling near the lake of Tonle Bati.

tour description

Depart from Phnom Penh to Phnom Chisor mountain. Climb the 100-meter hill to enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding plains and visit the 11th century Brahman temple. Constructed of laterite and brick with carved lintels of sandstone, the complex is surrounded by the partially ruined wall of a 2.5m-wide gallery with windows. Inscriptions found here date from the 11th century, when this site was known as Suryagiri. The wooden doors to the sanctuary in the center of the complex, which open to the east, are decorated with carvings of figures standing on pigs. Inside the sanctuary are statues of the Buddha. There is a spectacular view of the temples and plains from the roofless gallery opposite the wooden doors to the central shrine. Near the main temple is a modern Buddhist Vihara used by resident monks.
Visit a silk weaving village.
Picnic lunch provided at the site.
Visit the Prasat Neang Khmao, the temple of the Black Virgin (10th century). Visit Ta Prohm temple (12-13th century) and Yeay Peau temple (12th century), and stroll near the lake of Tonle Bati. Return to Phnom Penh.

includes

  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
  • Bottled water and cold towels

excludes

  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: PNHDPTAC

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