Day 1 USA – Bangkok, Thailand
Board an international flight bound for Bangkok, eager to begin our Asia vacation. Spend the night aboard as our flight crosses the International Date Line.
Day 2 Arrive in Bangkok
Welcome to Thailand! Well known as the City of Angels, Bangkok is the present capital city and the focal point for Thailand. Upon arrival, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax.
Day 3 Bangkok (Breakfast)
This morning, your sightseeing in Bangkok begins with a visit to the Bangkok Chinatown District, and the Temple of Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), home to the world’s biggest solid-gold Buddha statue, measuring 10 feet high, weighing over 5 tons, and valued at $14 million. And then, visit the Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) to admire its amazing statue.
Day 4 Bangkok – Pattaya (Breakfast)
Today, experience the Gems Gallery, learning about Thailand’s most prized gemstones. Afterward, drive to scenic Pattaya (approximate 2 hours), a popular vacation spot on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand whose beaches and entertainments draw thousands of visitors annually.
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax on the sands or by the pool.
Day 5 Pattaya (Breakfast)
After an early start, visit the Pattaya Rubberland, a new edutainment museum – also the first and only rubber museum in Thailand that brings together all the wonders of RUBBER Thailand’s key economic crop and a source of NATIONAL PRIDE. On the way, if time allowed, stop at the Thai-Silk Center – the best place to shop silks in Thailand! Afterward, visit The Sanctuary of Truth – a gigantic wooden construction which covers the area of more than two raises, and one of most interesting attractions in Pattaya!
Day 6 Pattaya – Bangkok (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, prepare to bid farewell to Pattaya, as you board on your departing bus back to Bangkok. On the way, visit the Khao Phra Tamnak (Khao Phra Bat) — Locate on a small hill on the south of Pattaya Beach, which is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay from above. And then back to Bangkok for rest.
Day 7 Bangkok -Siem Reap (Breakfast)
Fly to Siem Reap from Bangkok. Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 8 Siem Reap (Breakfast)
The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best-preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along with the outer gallery, walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
Preah Khan is a temple built by King Jayavarman Vii with towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors in a jungle setting. Preah Khan covers a very large area, but the temple itself is enclosed within a rectangular wall of around 700 by 800 meters.
Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built-in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors.
Watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple.
Day 9 Siem Reap (Breakfast)
The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats; the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, and both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where visitors bear witness to the giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down from every angle.
See Prasat Kravan – the five brick towers were built for Hindu worship in 921 and are notable for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the interior walls. Visit the massive Buddhist temple dating from the 12th century, Banteay Kdei, which is surrounded by four concentric walls, the outer walls measuring 500 by 700 meters. Head to a basin opposite of Banteay Kdei, Sras Srang, measuring 800 by 400 meters with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base remains of what was once a wooden temple.
Explore the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor. Since much of the jungle has not been cleared from the ruins, it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Also see the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone, Ta Keo. It was built by Jayavarman V who ruled from 968 to 1001 and was dedicated to Shiva.
Discover Thommanon Temple and Chau Say Tevoda, both built around the same time in the 12th century and similarly designed.
10 Siem Reap-USA（Breakfast）
Bid farewell to Cambodia and board the return flight back to your hometown today.