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- 1.www.goasiatravel.comAdventure Tour to Buddhism LandTour Overview:Experience Cambodia from another pointof view, Buddhism is currently estimatedto be the faith of 95% of the Khmerpopulation; monks actively participate indaily village life including weddings,ceremonies and funerals. The emphasis ofthis educational trip is on understandingthe Buddhist philosophy which is part ofthe Cambodian identity and to discover theheritage left by the Angkor Empire. Letsdecide to book it.Tour outline:Day 1: Phnom Penh arrival (D)Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour (B, L, D)Day 3: Boat trip and Buddhism understanding (B, L, D)Day 4: Phnom Penh Sambor Prei Kuk Siem Reap (B, L, D)Day 5: Siem Reap Angkor Complex (B, L, D)Day 6: Siem Reap Angkor Complex & Monastery (B, L, D)Day 7: Siem Reap Monastery (B, L, D)Day 8: Siem Reap departure (B)Tour itinerary:Day 1: Phnom Penh arrival (D)We pick you up at airport in Phnom Penh to your hotel. In the afternoon, you start onyour first discovery of the capital onboard a cyclo. You visit the Wat Phnom Pagodawhich is at the origin of Phnom Penh. In the evening, you have a sumptuous welcomedinner and overnight in hotel.Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour (B, L, D)You start a bustling city tour to explore the main sights including the Royal Palace andSilver Pagoda as well as the National Museum. In the afternoon, you discover the TuolSleng Genocide Museum as well as the Central Market. You have dinner in localrestaurant and overnight in hotel. 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
2. www.goasiatravel.comDay 3: Boat trip and Buddhism understanding (B, L, D)In the morning, you enjoy a boat trip to a nearby island where silk is produced and takeyour time to stroll through the village, discover handicraft producers as well as the localpagoda. Here your guide introduces you to Buddhism with a focus on the differentconcepts. Introduction to Buddhism: focus on Buddhist concepts. After lunch, you headto Choeung Ek killing fields for an additional historical insight on Cambodia. Dinner is atlocal restaurant and overnight in hotel. Day 4: Phnom Penh Sambor Prei Kuk Siem Reap (B, L, D)In the morning, you start your journey to SiemReap (approx. 6 hour drive). You will stop midway in Kampong Thom for lunch and todiscover the temple complex of Sambor PreiKuk; this complex features 3 pre-Angkoriantemples dedicated to Shiva. It was built in the7th century, abandoned, rediscovered andrestored in 1980. Here, your guide introducesus to Hinduism; hinduism has strongly influenced pre-Angkorian and Angkoriancivilizations; its impact and artistic testimony is worth focusing on. Picnic lunch is servedon the way. Buddhist & Hindu influences on pre Angkorian and Angkorian arts. Drivefurther to Siem Reap, You check in hotel and have dinner in local restaurant.Day 5: Siem Reap Angkor Complex (B, L, D)First insight on the Angkor Complex: commence at the South Gate of Angkor ThomCity. Here you will explore the centerpiece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayoncontains 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic smiling faces. Also includedin the morning tour are the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants andTerrace of Leper Kings, as well as The Ta Prohm Temple. You enjoy lunch beforeembarking on your discovery of Angkor Wat, easily the most famous and best-preservedof all temples within the Angkor complex. You will have most of the afternoon herebefore heading back to Siem Reap where you will enjoy an evening course on Buddhismand dinner. Evening course on Buddhism: focus on the life of the Buddha, history ofBuddhism and different Buddhist schools in Southeast Asia. You have dinner in localrestaurant and overnight in hotel.Day 6: Siem Reap Angkor Complex & Monastery (B, L, D)After breakfast, you head to the exquisite Banteay Srey (Citadel of the women). Thetemple displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. The visit is combinedwith the discovery of Banteay Samre. After lunch, you are transferred to a localmonastery meeting with the monks who live here. Today, our course focuses on Buddhistphilosophy and monastic life. Overnight stay is in the monastery. Course on Buddhism: 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam 3. www.goasiatravel.comfocus on Buddhist philosophy, monastic life and nirvana. You may have a conversationwith monks.Note: monks have their last meal at 11 AM in the morning. No dinner is planned for theevening. Buffalo Tours will however prepare snacks and fruits.Day 7: Siem Reap Monastery (B, L, D)Rise in the early morning to the sound of the drums (monks wake up at around 4 AM).After breakfast, you will be introduced to meditation, followed by a half day practice inthe monastery. Introduction is made to Buddhist meditation (including half day practice).Transfer back to your hotel in Siem Reap and free time to enjoy at your leisure until thefarewell dinner.Day 8: Siem Reap departure (B)You have free to relax until your transfer to the airport. Tour ends.Trip Notes:What to bring: You should take passport with valid visa, sun glasses, sun cream, hat orcap and insect repellent. Bottled water, toiletries, first aid kits are also very necessaryduring the trip. Cash is always necessary during the biking trip.Dressing up: Casual clothes those suits this adventure tourCuisines: Meals will be served in local restaurant at certain stop and time with theguidance of our tour guide.Tour Prices:Tour Name: Adventure Tour to Buddhism LandDuration: 8 days and 7 nightsRate:On requestTour included:Airport transfers, 7 nights at the hotel with double or twin roomMeals are indicated in itinerary, transports as indicated in itineraryBilingual language tour guide (Cambodian and English)All entrance fees and admission fees to tourist sitesTour excluded:Flights and airport taxes, Airport departure tax, beverages, tipsMeals not indicated in itineraryOthers not clearly mentioned above17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam 4. www.goasiatravel.com17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam