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Phnom Chisor is a historical site located in Dokpor village, approximately 62km from Phnom Penh. It was built in the early 11th century by King Suryavarman and sits on top of a hill requiring visitors to climb 412 steps to the summit.  A basic level of fitness is required to undertake this tour.

The views alone make the climb worth the journey as it affords visitors a panoramic view of Takeo Province with rice paddies stretching for kilometers. It is framed on 3 sides by buildings of a modern pagoda. Inside the main temple there are Buddhist statues worshipped by the monks and lay pilgrims. An enclosure, partially ruined surrounds the ancient complex. In 1973 the area of Phnom Chisor was devastated by an US bomb attack and rebuilt in 1979.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From your Hotel, Guesthouse or the offices of Green Cultural Travel.

#10B Street 232 Sangkat Boeung Pralit

Khan 7 Makara Phnom Penh

Cambodia

DEPARTURE TIME By arrangement from 7.30 am onwards.
RETURN TIME Approximately 8 hours from departure time.
WEAR Casual clothes with covered shoulders, Footwear, Hat, Sunscreen.
INCLUDED Transport, Private Guide, Entrance Fee, Morning Tea, Traditional Lunch, Offerings, Bottled water.
NOT INCLUDED Gratuities, Additional Offerings, Donations.

 

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Transportation

Departing from Green Cultural Travel, enjoy a 2 hour drive through the rice fields and villages. A local snack will be offered to taste one of the specialties of Cambodia.

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Ta Prohm Temple

About half way through your journey you will stop and visit Ta Prohm Temple. This temple is older than Angkor Wat and is a magnificent example of Cambodian architecture.

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Lunch

For lunch you will dine alongside Lake Tonle Bati which is a popular traditional holiday spot for people from Phnom Penh.

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Phnom Chisor

Then we will continue onto Phnom Chisor to visit the temple and enjoy the fabulous views. With over 412 steps to climb a basic level of fitness is required to undertake this tour. Your Green Cultural Guide will explain the daily lives of the monks who call this holy place home.

You will see beautiful sculptures, wall art and a number of modern pagodas. In addition there is the ancient Khmer temple. The temple was built in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire King Suryayaraman and it as dedicated to the Hindu divinities Shiva and Vishnu. The original name of the temple was Sri Suryaparvata.

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Blessing Ceremony

You will enjoy taking part in a blessing ceremony by a local holly-man which will be interpreted by your Green Cultural Travel guide.

Private Day Tours and Unique Activities

Exclusions

  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages not described
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned

Guide surcharge:

Guide Type Individual Group
French speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
Chinese speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
German Speaking guide $35 per day $45 per day
Spanish speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Russian speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Italian speaking guide $80 per day $90 per day

Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • No refund for any un-utilized Tour or Activity
  • Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child under 12 years old with adult: 80% of tour cost except a with a single adult where the child is charged at 50% of the solo traveller price
  • Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

CANCELLATION: 

FIT (Individual) Travel Arrangement

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
  • More than 45 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 21 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 7 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

 GIT (Group – 7 guests or more) – Travel Arrangement

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Local Culture

The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your Tour as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.

Emergency contact numbers

Green Cultural Travel Office Phnom Penh, Cambodia

During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm, Sunday 8:30am to 12:00pm

From outside Cambodia: +855 23 900 534 or +855 12 536 791

From within Cambodia: 012 23 900 534 or 012 536 791

After hours emergency number

From outside Cambodia: +855 12 536 791

From within Cambodia:  012 536 791

Tipping

Depending on the service, it is customary in Asia to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person, per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. If unsure, ask your local Green Cultural Travel representative.

When selecting your Tour or Activity please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with the requirements of your selected product.

Safety and Security

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your valuables safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels you stay at have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. 

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Medical Form

As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. 

Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs

For every Tour purchased directly on line through our website, Green Cultural Travel Pte Ltd will donate 2% of the package price excluding the value of any airfares to our affiliated charity Guarding Glory Limited.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and for an understanding of the Hub” visit www.gcthub.com Members of our Hub receive a monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Guarding Glory Limited.

Local Dress

In Cambodia, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot and humid Asian climate.

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