Cambodia - Past & Present tour 1Day - Full Day

Banteay Srei, Landmine museum, Banteay Samre, Singing Tree, Handicap International, Children hospital

  • Duration Full Day
  • Experiences Tour Guide English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • No Deposit Required
  • Free Cancellation 48Hour before start
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

We will pick you up at your hotel and drive 32 km north-east of Siem Reap to reach the magnificent Banteay Srei temple – the Citadel of women. This Hindu temple, dating back to the 10th century, has three central towers each decorated with superbly intricate reliefs of male and female divinities, carved from pink sandstone contrasting with the main walls made of laterite. While many of Angkor temples are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands out by the quality of craftsmanship.
On the way back, we will stop at the Cambodian Landmine museum and Rehabilitation Centre which promotes mine awareness and education for both tourists and Cambodian people. The museum display a large collection of guns, rifles, rockets launchers, pistols, mortars, grenades, CS gas canisters, bombs, bullets and a 225kg bomb from a US warplane, all recovered from Cambodia countryside. Mr. Aki Ra, the founder of the museum, worked as a de-miner when he decided to exhibit his collection of shell casings and decommissioned mines in 1998. Today, the museum serves also as a rescue center for a number of landmine amputee children that Aki Ra had brought off Phnom Penh’s streets or from extremely impoverished rural communities. In addition of the exhibition building, the museum includes a school and dormitories for amputee children and staff.
Then we will visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complex at Angkor, restored with the method of the anastylosis. Built under the reign of Suryavarman II during the mid 12th century, its unique feature is the interior moat covered with a laterite paving. Not very touristic, you should appreciate its peaceful atmosphere.
Then, we will go back to Siem Reap and have lunch at the Singing Tree, a nice place combining fresh and yummy meals with free space for community activities, a children-friendly garden (with children movies during the afternoon) and informative presentations on development projects and environmental issues. After lunch, we will visit Handicap International, an NGO (non governmental organisation) which provides a range of support activities to disabled people, many of whom are victims of leftover weapons. Landmines and unexploded ordinance (UXO) from the recent civil war kill or maim more than 500 Cambodians a year. There you will learn about disability issues in Cambodia, mine/UXO challenges, the physical rehabilitation process in action and how a prosthesis is made, as well as understand the challenges faces by people with disabilities. Then, if you wish to give your blood, we will bring you to the Angkor Hospital for Children or the Jayavarman VII Children’s hospital which both provide free medical care to children. Like every hospital in Cambodia, the medical staff is always in need of blood to save lives. Then we can bring you to a relaxing blind massage salon or directly to your hotel. finish temple tours in Siem Reap

                                             


 

Price of Tour Includes:

  • Entrance fees and sightseeing tours by tuk-tuk or private aircon vehicles
  • An experienced English-speaking local guide
  • Lunch at Singing Tree
  • Donation to NGOs

NOT Included in Tour Price:

  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory!)
  • Other Meals
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Drinks & tips

Related Tours in Siem Reap

4D3N-Overland to Cambodia, Angkor Wat Group Tour from Bangkok, Thailand
Siem Reap | 4Days - 3Nights
From US$259

4D3N-Overland to Cambodia, Angkor Wat Group Tour from Bangkok, Thailand

This trip will start off at the bustling city of Bangkok and will take you to the amazing ancient temples of Siem Reap. Your guide will meet you on day 01 at the Bangkok bus ...

Khmer Odyssey Part II 7Days-6Nights
Siem Reap | 7Days - 6Nights
From US$679

Khmer Odyssey Part II 7Days-6Nights

The remote temples of Northern Cambodia lost in the jungle, quiet and not many tourists: Phnom Kulen, Prasat Preah Vihear, Prasat Bakan, Koh Ker, Beng Melea and Sambor Prei Kuk. ...

The river of 1000 Lingas and the Citadel of the Women tour 1Day
Siem Reap | Full Day
From US$110

The river of 1000 Lingas and the Citadel of the Women tour 1Day

Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Phnom Kulen, Landmine museum, Banteay ...

Angkor Highlights tour
Siem Reap | 1Day
From US$95

Angkor Highlights tour

Angkor Thom, Preah Khan, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Phnom ...

Siem Reap Cook in a Tuk Tuk (Cooking Class)
Siem Reap | 4Hour
From US$59

Siem Reap Cook in a Tuk Tuk (Cooking Class)

Cook in a tuk tuk is Cooking Classe offer a wide variety of traditional Cambodian dishes to choose from. Each class features three food items and includes an in depth visit to the ...

Floating Villages tour 1Day
Siem Reap | Full Day
From US$82

Floating Villages tour 1Day

Boat trip onto the Tonle Sap lake, Kompong Kleang village and the stilt houses, Kompong Phluk village and the flooded ...