Unravel Angkor's Javan Roots
Explore Cambodia’s Angkor Wat with an Amansara cultural guide and discover how its story began with Borobudur, built by the Sailendra Dynasty in 824 CE on the Kedu Plain, and today overlooked by tranquil Amanjiwo.
Angkor Wat, the Great Wonder
Capturing the atmosphere of the temple as the sun rises is our preferred way to present this magnificent monument.
A 4:30am wake up call and prompt 5am departure from Amansara will allow you to arrive by remork with the first morning light as we head for the East Causeway. Your guide will escort you through the entrance gate along a forested path and then into Angkor Wat to the first level and up to the second level of the temple, providing time for personal exploration. All being well, you should witness dawn with very few others.
Ta Prohm, its hewn stones entwined with the silk-cotton and strangler fig tree roots of the encroaching jungle, is one of the most popular and photogenic temples in the archaeological park. Once home to 615 apsara dancers according to this temple’s precise records carved onto a stele, Ta Prohm provides you the rare opportunity to witness man versus nature in action, against the glowing rays of the sun.
Trek the Angkor jungle
Set out on a guided hike among the trees, vines and rare flora of the ancient forests surrounding the temples, every bit as fascinating as the ruins they concealed and preserved for thousands of years. Amansara’s guide is an expert in regional wildlife, medicinal herbs and forest fruits, and leads guests through the network of hidden trails to reveal another side of the Angkor story.