TOUR CODE: PPAB2015
Welcome to Phnom Penh Bicycle
Siem Reap is home to the world famous heritage of the Angkor temples including the magnificent Angkor Wat. It is a vibrant city with many modern hotels and old colonial building boasting awesome architecture. Much of the town’s image, culture and traditional s are conserved despite the influx of tourists from all over the world.
Angkor is a vast temple complex in Cambodia featuring the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century AD. These include the famous Angkor Wat temple, the world’s largest single religious monument, and the Bayon temple (at Angkor Thom) with its multitude of massive stone faces. During it’s long history Angkor went through many changes in religion converting between Hinduism to Buddhism several times.
Angkor Wat which literally means ” City of Temple” is a Hindu temple complex built to replicate the heavens on earth. King Jayavarman VII (1181-1220) was the most fascinating personality in Khmer History. He re-established his rule over all of southern Indochina and is best known for his huge building program. He built Ta Prohm (1186) and Preah Khan (1191) to dedicate to his parents. Then he erected Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Terrace of Elephants, Neak Pean, Ta Saom, Ta Nei, and a few monuments in other parts of the country. It was he who founded his great capital, Angkor Thom and in the center of which he build the Bayon temple with its two hundred stone faces. It is understandable that the country was exhausted after these enormous efforts. The decline of the Angkor era began after the death of King Jayavarman VII in the early thirteenth century. Due to Siamese invasion and the limitations of the irrigation system, Khmer power declined so drastically that the king was finally obliged to move the vicinity of Phnom Penh in 1431. Then, resulting from a series of Siamese and Cham invasions, the country was placed as a French protectorate in 1863.
Getting cycle adventures and experience at the world heritage site of Angkor, the passengers would explore most of ancient temple ruins of the Khmer Empire are located in the Angkor Archaeological Park, see sunsets on the Bakheng mountain, Koulen Waterfall, Tonle Sap lake, floating villages and bird sanctuary preserve, pub street and night market in the Siem Reap Town.
Phnom Penh Bicycle used Cannondale & GT for operating their biking tours
Tour at a Glance
Kampong Cham province Kampong Thom province Siem Reap province
Bike Hire & Helmet
Total Cycling Distance
4 Out of 4
Number of Day
6 days/ 5 nights
Your Hotel in Siem Reap
Destination of Visit
Min 2 – Max 10
15 Years Old
Kampong Cham province
Kampong Thom province
Siem Reap province
Day 1: Explore Mekong Islands (Total Cycling Distance 85 kilometers)
From 7: 00 am our cycling tour guide would pick up you from your hotel in Phnom Penh and they will introduce some about traffic law in Cambodia, your destination and some Khmer words as well as bike fixing. You first visit is Silk Island and Mekong Villages, at there you will explore most of beautiful farm, local villages, silk weaving house and some local traditional handicraft as well as explore some of Mekong Islands. You will getting lunch at the island with Khmer cuisine and tasting some of tropical fruit.
Continuously, you will have a more cycling distance after your lunch along the upstream of Mekong River and explore more of paddy field, rural area, and local villagers as well as see their small business for support their family like fishing, farming, and handicraft making.
After your total cycling distance about 85 kilometer for your first day, we would ask you to get on our vehicle then transfer to check in the 7 Makara Hotel in Kampong Cham Town. Then, we offer 30 minutes for our guest relax and prepare something before the dinner time and night view of the Kampong Cham town until 8:00pm. Especially, be able across the bamboo bridge from central province to Koh Pen (Pen Island). Then back to the hotel and say a good night.
Day 2: Wedding Historical and Plateau Area Adventures (Total Cycling Distance 75 kilometers)
Kampong Cham province is the biggest of agro industrial products and known the location about wedding history for Khmer people.
After your breakfast, we first visit is Phnom Pros Phnom Srei mountain as the evidence of wedding history of Khmer people who required male to ask the female for their wedding. Then visit Nokor Bachey Temple, the temple was built in the middle of the 11th century, during the reign of Suryavarman II and King Ouphey dedicating to Brahmanism. After that, you will ride about 18 kilometers more to Phnom Han Chey (Phnom Chey Kiri) and getting view from hilltop to Mekong River and their countryside as well as tobacco farms, vegetable and fruit farm.
We will taking lunch at there and then ride back to plateau area between Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom province. There covered by rubber plantation, huge of banana plantation, and other agro industrial products such as bean, cashew net etc.
Your second day tour may need you to ride about 75 kilometer and after that, you will get on our vehicle then transfer to check in the Arunras Hotel in Kampong Thom Town. Then you will relax about 30 minutes before your dinner at there and have a short night tours in Stueng Sen city.
Day 3: Sambo Preykuk and Siem Reap night tours (Total Cycling Distance 85 kilometers)
After your breakfast, we will ride to visit temple of Sambo Preykuk about 25 kilometers northeast of Kampong Thom province. The site was once an old capital named Isanapura and a religious center for worship of Shiva Brahmanism. You will explore the local rural area, local villages and learn their life as well as their growth. Then, ride across local rural area, forest and natural lake. You will visit local people house and their villages living without electricity, so far from school, and hospital and look so poor countryside. Moreover, our guide would make a short interview to one of villagers in that area to show you more about their life and community.
After your tours in the countryside are of Kampong Thom province, you will get direct transfer to Siem Reap province and check in the hotel were booked already at Evergreen hotel.
After that, we will prepare for dinner and getting a night tours in Siem Reap town, especially tours in night market and Pub Street. After that tours, we would offer you one hours of foot massage because you spend and feel tired with your cycle tours about 3 days. Then back to your hotel and have a sweet night.
Day 4: Temple of Angkor Discovery (Total Cycling Distance 40 kilometers)
After your breakfast, you will ride to take an Angkor Ticket pass for one day, then ride to visit Angkor Wat Temple, the biggest religious building in the world. Then visit ANGKOR THOM, visit the south gate with huge statue of the gods and anti-gods pulling rope, a naga, snake and continue to BAYON the central temple of ANGKOR THOM.
BAYON is the center with 49 towers which build in the late 12th century by the Buddhist king JAYAVARAMAN VII dedicate to Buddha and his ancestor .continue to BAPHOUN, Royal palace, elephant terrace and the leper king. Transfer back to hotel or having lunch at the local restaurant nearby before continues to other place.
In the afternoon continue to see other temples along the small circle such as THAMMANON,CHOV SAYTEVODA,TAKEO , TA PROM and BANTEY KDEI monasteries from the 10th to 12th century and back to the hotel.
Day 5: Boat trip in Kampong Phluk villages (Total Cycling Distance 65 kilometers)
In the morning to see the oldest temples of the early Angkor period such as Ba Kogn, Phnom Krom Temple and continue to the great lake to get on the boat trip to seeing the floating village of Kampong Phluk village. Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted house built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 22km southeast of Siem Reap. After your tours in these villages, you will ride back and getting cycle tours adventures at countryside of Siem Reap and back to the hotel to rest.
Day 6: Departure or Return day
Time is so fast, and your tours experience with us are very valuable and fruitful. Thanks for your choosing from our tours and best wish for your next destination.