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Impressive Khmer Temples in Thailand

Tour code : WT. TH 08
Duration : 5days 4nights,
Type of tour :Private Tour
Start and end :start in Bangkok,
end in Ubon Ratchathani
Minimum passengers : 2 persons
Trip Grade: easy
Nakorn Ratchasima, Phimai,
Phnom Rung, Muang Tam, Khao Preah Vihear
Ubon Ratchathani, Mekong River at Khong Chiam

About The Trip

The Northeast of Thailand, commonly referred to as “E-San” which is noted for being the centre of age - old civilization and customs dating back to the pre-historic times.  Relics and monuments still stand, attesting to the splendors and majesty of the ancient era.  Phimai and Phanom Rung Khmer stone temples are some of the most important and interesting structures in the area. 

We will also have one full day to explore the great temple complex at Khao Preah Vihear, which is now accessible to visitors after a long period of isolation, just cross the border at Si Saket.  It was built over 10 centuries ago and is one of the most spectacular Angkor-period sites.  Built as a Hindu temple, it begins in Thailand and rises to 600 meters with the main sanctuary in Cambodia .  The walk to the summit is long and steep, but visitors are sure to be impressed by the size and complexity of its design.  

This program was designed to those who are fond of visiting spectacular Khmer temples in E-San and its vicinity, and also for those who would like to travel to both Northeastern Thailand & the Southern Laos .  The latter one will cross to Laos at Chong Mek border, and have time to visit destination highlights in Khong Chiam such as Pha Taem, the longest pre-historic rock painting.


Day 1: Bangkok - Nakorn Ratchasima

We will start from Bangkok , travel by van to Nakorn Ratchasima. Visit Phimai, and stay overnight at Sima Thani Hotel (Mar. to Nov.), or Juldis Khao Yai Resort (from Dec. to Feb.) as all AmericanTroop will occupy all good hotels in Nakorn Ratchsima when they have annual training withThai military.

Day 2: Nakorn Ratchasima - Buriram - Si Saket (B)

Am Travel to visit Phnom Rung, and Muang Tam before going to Si Sa Ket.
(If on Day 1, we stay in Juladis Khao Yai Resort, we would include a visit to Pimai on Day 2
instead of Day 1).
Overnight at Kantaralak Palace Hotel in Si Sa Ket

Day 3: Si Saket - Khao Preah Vihear (B)

Full day excursion to Khao Preah Vihear. Overnight at Kantaralak Palace Hotel in Si Sa Ket

Day 4: Si Saket - Ubon Ratchathani - Khong Chiam (B)

Am After breakfast travel to Ubon and visit Thung Si Muang Temple , observe the beautiful "Buddhism Library", built in the pond, and the beautiful mural painting in the Ubosot. Then continue traveling to Khong Chiam and visit Pha Taem National Park for seeing the pre-historic rock paintings.
Overnight at Toh Saeng Khong Chiam Resort in Khong Chiam.

Day 5: Khong Chiam - E-San Lifestyle - Ubon - Bangkok or Chong Mek Border (B)

Am Visit some nice villages, such as Ban Kum (hand-woven clothes), Ban Tamui (fruit orchard), and Ban Tha Long (bamboo basketry, the OTOP village), a real nice countryside!  After that return to Ubon Ratchathani for the afternoon or evening flight return to Bangkok .

For those who want to continue traveling in Laos , Chong Mek would be the place to drop off.


Muang Tam Khmer Temple

Mekong River

Prehistoric Painting at Pha Taem,
Ubon Ratchathani Province
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