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Cambodia: Heritage of the KhmerS O P... sPIRITOF pREMIUM tRAVEL


1. day: Phnom PenhA first confrontation allows insights into the wounds and wonders, left over by theKhmer“ .2. day: Wat PhomThe forenoon, if not too warm, will be under the banner of Khmer-architecture. Wat Phom, the emperor‘sresidence, and the national museum will be visited.In the evening, the traditional shadow puppetry brings scenes form the local‘s daily life and ceremonies onstage. On the shores of the city‘s lake you can let your soul wander while admiring a fiery red sundown witha cold beer in your hand.„Khmer“No other phrase is as contradictory asthis one.Cultural blossom of mankind testimoniesconjuring admiration - so pure seems thearchitacture.„Red Khmer“: A single mentionand people turn their heads fearfully, asif Pol Pots destroyed child-soldiers werestill marching, murdering through thestreets. The gruesome heritage, also dueto the Indochina-war, can be witnessedin hospitals all over Cambodia, wherechildren have lost their future to explodingmines.But still the forces of reconciliationare ever present, in the countryof blurred borders between guilt andinnocence, between victim and perpatrator.Contradictory like Ankor‘sWonders, the will to survive of the seapeopleof Tonle Sap, the „easy-life“ inthe quarters of Siem Reap, the „chill-out“on the shores of lake Phnom Penh, thehospitality and open-mindedness ofchildren and people and the way of liveof the heirs to one of history s greatestcultures.Let yourself be taken in by aregion full of contradictions, colours andhope.3. day: The Bloddy Heritage of the ”Red Khmer”Until today the misery the „Red Khmer“ brought over Camodia is palpable.The „Killing Fields“ draw a harrowing and gloomy bow to German history and, unfortunately, present.They accuse the German film industry of profiting from the death and grief of a whole nation.After your flight to Siem Reap world heritage Ankor symoblizes the untamed creative power of the Khmer,unreached in its purity and beauty.The sundown makes the temple of Pre Rup blaze.4. day: Ankor’s wondersIn the first day light you can gaze upon the glistening “Citadelle of Women”, opening to the temples of“ankor Thom” and “Bayon”. Unforgetable highlight of your journey to Cambodia.In the evening, the „Old Market Area“ offers opportunities to enjoy Cambodia‘s famous cuisine.5. day: Symbiosis of Stone and NatureUse a bicycle to explore the oldest temple complex in Angkor and afterwards the water village of KampongPhluck. During a cruise through the village, insights into the lifestyle of the „Water People of Tonle Sap“,offering a traditional meal over noon, are gained. A visit to the famous „Water Forest“ concludes yourforenoon programm.„Ta Phrom“, nature ripples its muscles. Legends become reality. The „Tomb Raider Temple“ is the cursedfairytale of Cambodia.6. day: The Real Taste ofKhmer”In the morning the local markets await you, with their specialities of Camodian cuisine, which will beprepared by yourself, under professional guidance, of course.You will be crowning the „chef de cuisine“.THE FRIENDLY ADVICE:Nothing for hydrophobics. Loud, colourful, vivid and wet - that is the wayBon Um Tok, Cambodia‘s largest water and folk festival, presents itself.To honour the unique natural wonder of a reversed flow directionof Mekong river, the people celebrate exuberantly for 3 daysduring October‘s last fullmoon.Extensions:- bathing in Sihanoukvilles- Mekong River Cruise- Luang Prabang in LaosFor more information please contact uswww.SoP-Travel.com E-Mail: service@SoP-Travel.comS O P... sPIRITOF pREMIUM tRAVEL

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