This morning we ride on easy level terrain to the City of Angkor Thom. En route take your time to look at the houses along with its architecture and enjoy the beautiful view of countryside.
The famous Bayon will be our firts destination. Dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries, the Bayon is dedicated to Buddhism and composed of 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara on 54 gigantic towers. Afterwards, pay visits to the Terrace of the Elephants. With 350 meters in length, in the past, it was served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall and used as a gigantic reviewing stand in occasion of public ceremonies. Then come explore the Terrace of Leper King, dating back the 12th century, on which many beautiful Apsaras was sculptured
After lunch, continue our trip towards Banteay Srei – a charming small pink temple. Dating back to 10th century and still known as the Citadel of Women, this temple owns a most impressive jewel of Khmer art. Some amazingly well conserved sculptured lintels are still housed here. In 1923, Andre Malraux returned the Apsara heads that he had removed before and since then they’ve become famous. Have meals on your own and spend your night at the hotel.