Optional for early riser: Watching sunrise over Angkor Wat or one of lesser known temples in the complex
Begin your day entering the South Gate of Angkor Thom, then view the massive stone faces on the towers of the Bayon. Continue to Ta Prohm which has been left just as it was when rediscovered: a photogenic and atmospheric maze of jungle growing up through temple ruins. Explore Banteay Srei (known as the Women citadel), a smaller temple which nevertheless stands out for its ornate red sandstone design.
On the way back, stop to visit the Butterfly Garden where you can see and touch to thousand butterfly. This was started to help the ecology and stimulate the local people to think about the environment and hence creating work opportunity. You can walk in the enclosure, and you can see how the process starts with a caterpillar. This place offers a slice of peace and tranquility between temple visits. Fun to learn the names of the species that we’d been seeing on our hikes around the temples.
Close your day with some relaxing time, sit back and wait for the sun to descending behind the Angkor Archaeological Park.
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Enjoy PHARE circus in the evening. The Cambodian Circus has long been famous for their performances, and this NGO teaching street kids to become circus artists is a regular at international circus conventions worldwide. Enjoy their interpretations of modern life and issues in Cambodian society.