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Day Trip to Preah Vihear Temple and Koh Ker UNESCO Site from Siem Reap
"Visit the beautiful temple of Preah Vihear a famous UNESCO World Heritage site near the Thai border in Cambodia. You will depart in the morning from Siem Reap and drive to Preah Vihear by private airconditioned car with English speaking driver. On the way you will make a stop at Ta Mok's house. Ta Mok was a Cambodian but in 1962 the International court ruled that it is part of Cambodia. In 2008 the dispute revived but the general agreement is still that Preah Vihear belongs to Cambodia. After visiting the very interesting site of Preah Vihear we drive to Koh Ker the pyramid temple. It is a temple unlike any other temple you will see in Cambodia. Koh Ker used to be the capital of the Khmer empire and is an importsant historic site. You will visit the pyramid temple as well as a few smaller temples in the are""
From $199.00
 
Vientiane Half-Day City Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 9:00 am for morning departure or 2:00 pm for afternoon departure and begins at the serene Wat Sisaket the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also nearby is the Presidential Palace. Although you are not allowed to visit inside it is a good glimpse in to the town’s colonial past as this building formerly served as the French governor’s palace. Visit COPE an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexplored ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them. Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe
From $45.00
 
Private Tour: Vientiane City Sightseeing and Buddha Park
"In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 8:30 am and start this relaxing tour.Proceed to the well-known Buddha Park located 25 km from the city. The park is home to over 200 statues of Buddha and Hinduism characters made by concrete especially the enormous sleeping Buddha statue which is 40m in length. Get inside the enormous monument with different floors symbolizing for Hell Underworld and Heaven. Many statues seem not to enter the static meditation and peace they exude the frustrating look that makes a lot of different emotions. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch and then head back to Vientiane City for sightseeing. Upon arrival in the city visit the Patuxay a famous memorial monument built in 1957 and also one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. The architecture of the monument was inspired by the architecture of Triomphe in Paris and combined with typical Lao motifs. From the top of the monument
From $109.00

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