If you are arriving on Day 1 you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Please look for the WORLD EXPEDITIONS welcome sign in the arrivals hall. This afternoon, a local tuk tuk will take you on an excursion for a first glimpse of legendary Angkor Wat. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat was designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken approximately thirty years of intensive labour. Today, Angkor Wat appears on Cambodia’s national flag as the temple symbolising the soul of the Khmer people. This evening enjoy Angkor Wat at sunset when it is less visited and the Apsaras shine in a wonderful light.
Note: Appropriate attire when visiting temples in Angkor Wat is long pants (covering the knee) and shirts that cover shoulders. Skirts, small shorts, tank tops, and other items of revealing clothing are not allowed within temple grounds. Visitors can and are frequently turned away from temples when wearing revealing clothing.