In the morning, depart for one of the most impressive jewels of Khmer art exists, Banteay Srei. Dating back to 10th century and this small pink sandstone temple is known as the Citadel of Women. It houses some remarkably well conserved sculptured lintels and was made famous by Andre Malraux in the early 20th century when, in 1923, he returned the Apsara heads that he had previously removed.
After that, we head to Preah Khan Temple to explore more Angkor. Dating back to 1191, this temple is built up by Jayavarman VII in honour of his father, for the purposes of being both a city and a place for Buddhism studies. Neak Pean, erected in the same era, also known as Entwined Nagas, is the only island temple of Angkor. Four smaller basins, presenting the image of the four great rivers flowing from the earth’s four cardinal points, link and meet together at the large central basin. One of the most interesting features of this site is the superb statute of Balaha, representing the legendary saviour of shipwrecked boats.
After lunch, continue our trip to the Great City of Angkor Thom starting with the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries, dedicated to Buddhism and composed of 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara on 54 gigantic towers. Afterwards, have visit to the Terrace of the Elephants. Which 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 explore the Terrace of Leper King, dating back the 12th century, on which many beautiful Apsaras was sculptured. All meals of day are on your own. Night at the hotel.