Discover Phnom Chisor - Phonom Da - Ta Prohm
Travel Style: Day Trips
Duration: One day
Best Price: 0 VND
Phnom Chisor temple is an ancient Khmer temple constructed in the 11th century of laterite and bricks with carved sandstone lintels. It was build by Suryavarman I to honor a divinity and has been a pilgrimage site for Buddhists for many centuries. There are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Ta Prohm, built by Jayavaraman VII (1181-1201) on the site of a 6th century Khmer shrine. Consecrated to the Buddha and the Brahma, the temple is noted for its refined bas reliefs.
Depart from Phnom Penh to Phnom Chisor Mountain. Climb the 100-meter hill to enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding plains and a visit to the 11th century Brahman temple. Visit a silk weaving village before proceeding to Takeo. Take a boat from Takeo to Phnom Da . Visit Phnom Da temple, a pre-Angkorian laterite tower (6th century) and Asram Maharosei (6th century), an Indian-style sandstone temple constructed in a style unlike any other temple in Cambodia. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the site.
Return to Takeo by boat and drive back to Phnom Penh. En route, visit the Prasat Neang Khmao, the temple of the Black Virgin (10th century). Stop at Tonle Bati and visit Ta Prohm temple (12-13th century) and Yeay Peau temple (12th century). Return toPhnom Penh. If time permits, visit the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs.
Note: Boat from Takeo to Phnom Da does not have a cover or any shade – hat and sunscreen essential.
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, drinking water and comfortable walking shoes.
·Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
·English speaking guide
·Boat to Phnom Da