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Experience this 8-day tour with Ride Wild Cambodia to explore the country on the saddle of a motorcycle. The journey will start in Phnom Penh and end in Siem Reap. On this motorcycle tour, you will have an expedition to explore the other side of Cambodia's beauty such as Koh Ker complex, Preah Vihear complex, remote north area, empty roads, community projects, Battambang, killing caves, and much more. So, join this tour to find out and enjoy all the excitements!
Airport transfer included: Phnom Penh International Airport
During this tour, you will be accommodated at hotels, guesthouses, or homestays provided by Ride Wild Cambodia. You can choose between a single or a double room.
After a short introduction to the mighty FTR, you will ride towards Kampung Thom (the big port) through Kampong Cham (port of the Cham’s) Town. Here, you will visit the remote and almost unvisited Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk of the ancient Pre-Angkorian capital Isanapura. On your frist day of the tour, you will be riding for about four hours.
There are 2 remote temples complexes on your menu today, Preah Khan and Koh Ker. From Kampung Thom, you will travel on mainly empty roads to visit Preah Khan or “Prasat Bakan” which is the largest single religious complex ever built during Angkorian era.
From here, you will travel to Koh Ker. Koh Ker is the modern name for an important city of the Khmer empire. In inscriptions, the town is mentioned as Lingapura (city of lingams) or Chok Gargyar. It is arguably the best sunset and sunrise temple in Cambodia! You will spend the night in a homestay nearby the main temple. You will be on the road for about five hours.
Today, you will visit a very special place, the Preah Vihear temple. Preah Vihear is not the biggest, tallest, or oldest but its location, atop a 525-meter (1,722 feet) cliff in the Dangrak Mountains, and its unique design make it one of, if not, the most spectacular ones.
This ancient temple is still the cause of land disputes as it is located on the northern Cambodia-Thai border. In 1962, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia. The 2 countries exchanged fire recently in 2008 and 2009. You will be riding for about four hours today.
Today is a long day of riding to the small temple of Banteay Chhmar (Citadel of the Cats). Banteay Chhmar was built during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late 12th or early 13th century. A community-based tourism program is running here and you will spend 2 days here in a community homestay with the local people. You will ride for about five hours.
Today, you will have a lazy wake-up, after breakfast, you will take a tour of the villages, the satellite temples and to the Barays. The Barays are reservoirs used for irrigation at the ancient times of Angkor. You will also visit the Silk Centre.
Battambang or the "Loss of Staff", founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, is the leading rice-producing province of the country. For nearly 100 years, it was a major commercial hub and the provincial capital of the Siamese province of Inner Cambodia. Here, you will spend 2 days visiting the town and engaging in activities such as riding on the ‘Nory’ (bamboo train), visit the killing caves of Phnom Sampeau, and if the show is on, the Battambang circus (Phare Ponleu Selpak). You will ride for about three hours today.
The last day of the tour will take you to Siem Reap and you will ride for about four hours today. Siem Reap is the gateway to the great Angkor, the capital city of the ancient Khmer Empire. Angkor had been the largest pre-industrial city in the world, with an infrastructure system connecting an urban sprawl of at least 1,000 square kilometers, a huge settlement supporting at least 0.1% of the global population.
One can spend weeks exploring Angkor but the team will take you to visit the lesser visited West Baray (Baray Teuk Thla). Angkor is considered to be a "hydraulic city”. It had a complicated water management network, which was used for systematically stabilizing, storing, and dispersing water throughout the area.
The West Baray is rectangular in shape and measures approximately 7.8 by 2.1 kilometers! Thus, it makes the place not less impressive than the great temple of Angkor Wat. This evening, you will party until the light of dawn!
The tour will take you from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The highlights of this expedition include Koh Ker complex, Preah Vihear complex, remote north area, empty roads, the community projects, Battambang, and the killing caves.
Book your flight to arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). Ride Wild Cambodia will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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