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The Journey > Morning Tea > Ta Prohm > Traditional Lunch > Phnom Chisor > Buddhist blessing
Phnom Chisor is a historical site located in Dokpor village, which is 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 medium 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. It was rebuilt in 1979.
Along the way you will get a glimpse of more rural Cambodia as you leave bustling Phnom Penh and we will sample a traditional snack for morning tea. We will also visit Ta Prohm a smaller version of the more famous temple in Siem Reap. Built in the 1200’s on the edge of a lake it is a fascinating glimpse into the ancient history of this area.
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|TRAVEL STYLE||Private Guided Full Day Tour perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Private Day Tour hosted by our Local Expert Partner Green Era Travel.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages but requires a medium level of fitness to climb the approximately 400 stairs.|
|DURATION||Approximately 8 Hours|
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel, the airport or nominated pick up location
- Private Transport
- Private Guide
- Entrance Fee’s
- Traditional Lunch
- Morning tea
- Bottled water
- Offering for Cleansing Ceremony
Pricing Per Guest (USD)
|Vehicle||Tuk Tuk||Tuk Tuk||Tuk Tuk||Car||Car||Mini Van||Mini Van||Mini Van|
|Guests||1||2||3||1||2||3 to 5||6 to 9||10 to 12|
The Journey & Morning Tea
Departing from your selected pick-up location we make a way through the bustling streets of Phnom Penh and head out into country side past rice fields and traditional villages. A local snack will be offered for morning tea for you to taste one of the specialties of Cambodia.
Ta Prohm Temple
About half way through your journey, you will stop and visit Ta Prohm Temple. This temple built in the 1200’s on the edge of a lake is older than the more famous Angkor Wat in Siem Reap by the same name. It is a smaller version but stilla magnificent example of Cambodian architecture.
For lunch, you will dine alongside Lake Tonle Bati, which is a popular traditional holiday spot for people from Phnom Penh.
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’s King Suryayaraman, and it was dedicated to the Hindu divinities, Shiva and Vishnu. The original name of the temple was Sri Suryaparvata.
You will enjoy taking part in a blessing ceremony by a local holy-man, which will be interpreted by your Green Cultural Travel guide.
Private Day Tours and Unique Experiences
- Other personal expenses
- Beverages not described
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
|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|
- 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 under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 12 years old with adult: 50% of tour cost except with a single adult where the child is charged at 50% of the two traveller price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- 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%
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.
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.
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Emergency contact numbers
Green Era Travel Office Siem Reap, Cambodia
During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm,
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
After hours emergency number
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
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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.
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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.
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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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