If discovering Cambodia means visiting the Angkor site in Siem Reap is a must, Phoenix Voyages offers you the opportunity to get off the beaten track and discover the hidden temples that are just as magnificent and remarkable! These monuments, ignored by tourists, promise travellers a unique feeling and a totally privileged moment in the middle of a breathtaking nature!
The must-see visit to Cambodia is, of course, Siem Reap and the majestic Angkor temples inscribed on the UNESCO's list in 1992. From the famous Angkor Wat Temple, with its giant roots covering Ta Phrom Temple, to the pink sandstone sculptures of Banteay Srei known as the "Citadel of Women" and the recently restored Baphuon, travellers are drawn to the beauty of the nearly 1,000-year-old city of Angkor.
The most adventurous will enjoy continuing their journey off the beaten track! The visit of the temples embraced by the jungle, its sounds and smells, will inevitably offer visitors an even more memorable and authentic experience...
Preah Vihear and its culminating point of view
Located on the border between Thailand and Cambodia, the Preah Vihear Temple dates from the 11th century and consists of a series of several sanctuaries, stretching 800 meters to the top of the Damkrek chain and overlooking the plain as far as the eye can see. This magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site offers exceptional Khmer architecture (its construction lasted six centuries!) and an impressive view of both Thailand and Cambodia.
Koh Ker, a jewel hiding in the jungle
Located about 120 km north of Siem Reap, the Koh Ker site is rarely visited and promises beautiful surprises for travellers. Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer Empire for 16 years in the 10th century and today has dozens of surprising temples because they are very different from the style of the temples of Cambodia. Lost in the jungle, the capital is rarely visited, which makes it very mystical. The most impressive and atypical temple of the site is the pyramid of Prasat Thom. With its Mayan pyramid look, the temple has seven square terraces rising to 30 metres and offers a breathtaking view of the entire site. Travellers will be able to enjoy a soothing silence to meditate and renew their well-being...
Ta Nei, the Temple
Located 800m north of Takeo, Ta Nei is one of the only temples left by archaeologists as it is in the middle of the forest and giant trees. The place is wild and deserted and in the middle of the jungle, the visitor becomes an explorer and fully enjoys this magical place, witnessing the splendor of the Khmer civilization.