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Title: SIEM REAP WITH SOCIAL SERVICE - 15 to 19 September 10
Post by: PhotoJournal on Aug 19, 10, 07:37 AM
You may be keen in this event organised by CSC, but is going in Sep:

Link: http://www.csc.gov.sg/HTML/Newsletter/julaug2010/travel6.html

Recently, I checked with the organisor and here is the itinenary:

5D SIEM REAP WITH SOCIAL SERVICE    (15 to 19 September)

Day 01 :  Arrival in Siem Reap                     
Assemble at the airport for your flight to Siem Reap.  Siem Reap – a small colonial town, charming and pleasant enough to roam around, with some fine examples of French colonial architecture.  Upon arrival, proceed to a cruise at Tonle Sap Lake (largest inland body of water); Enjoy the spectacular views as you cruise along the Tonle Sap Lake, which enable you to see fascinating fishing village, one of Asia’s largest fishing villages. If time permits, proceed to Old Market / Pub Street for some shopping of local products. Tonight, enjoy your dinner with Khmer traditional dance show.

Day 02 :  Siem Reap                        
Today, visit an orphanage (name of orphanage to be advised later) and have full day activities in the orphanage. Lunch may be packed, dinner in the city.

Day 03 :  Siem Reap                           
Today, visit an orphanage (name of orphanage to be advised later) and have full day activities in the orphanage. Lunch may be packed, dinner in the city.

Day 04 :  Siem Reap                           
After breakfast, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom. The fortified city of Angkor Thom (Great Angkor or Great City), was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII (1181 – 1219).  The ancient walled city of Angkor Thom contains the famous Bayon Temple with its 200 over enormous, mysterious smiling faces. Visit the Elephant Terrace with its large sculptured royal elephants and garudas, Terrace of the Leper King, the Phimeanakas and Baphoun. Continue to visit Ta Prohm – a temple in its ‘natural state’. Surround by jungle, its labyrinth of stone hallways is overgrown with the roots and limbs of the massive Banyan trees which envelope the stones like tentacles. In the afternoon, you will start your tour to the World Heritage – ANGKOR WAT. The largest temple in the world with a volumn of stones equalizing that of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. The temple was built by King SUryarvarman II from 1113 – 1150AD when the Khmer civilization was at the height of its development, represent one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements.  Angkor Wat, surrounded by a moat with an exterior wall with distinctively rendered Apsara carvings adorn the wall throughout the temple. The exterior walls of the lower level that display the most extraordinary bas-reliefs, depicting stories and characters from Hindu mythology and the historical wars of Suryarvarman II. In the evening, proceed to watch sunset at Phnom Bakheng.


Day 05 :  Depart from Siem Reap                      
After breakfast, free at own leisure until time for transfer to airport for your flight home.


Hotel                          Star   15 pax   Sgl
Borei Angkor Resort         5     S$778    S$913

Tour Fare Includes
-    Tours and Transfers as per itinerary
-   4 nights’ accommodations – twin sharing basis
-   Meals as per itinerary (Local Restaurants)
-   All entrance fees, boat fees, coach fees as per itinerary
-   Private A/C coaches or vehicles
-   English/Chinese speaking Guides
-   2 bottles of cold mineral water.
-   Air ticket (based on Silk Air) and taxes.

Tour Fare Excludes

-   Visa fee
-   Personal expenses
-   Guide / Driver’s Tips – USD3/pax/day

Travel Agent: Dorison Travel
Website: http://www.dorison.com.sg
Contact: 6936 3833
Title: Re: SIEM REAP WITH SOCIAL SERVICE - 15 to 19 September 10
Post by: Karel on Aug 19, 10, 11:27 AM
Staying in a 5-star hotel ... who calls that social service ?