One-Day Tour Angkor Sunrise with Banteay Srei [Angkor Grand Tour]

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One-Day Tour Angkor Sunrise with Banteay Srei

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Day Tour to Angkor Sunrise and Banteay Srei. Begin your day at 5:00 a.m. as we pick you up from your hotel, ready to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise at Angkor Wat.


  • Witness the sun rising over Angkor Wat, the biggest religious structure in the world.
  • Visit the Banteay Srei temple in Cambodia and marvel at the beautiful sculptures on the pink limestone walls.
  • Check out the Pre Rup temple complex and its six massive towers on the mountain temple.
  • Take a look at how the jungle has grown right up to the Ta Prohm temple ruins.
  • Bayon Temple is an architectural marvel, its 54 towers adorned with almost 200 Buddhas’ smiling faces.

One-Day Tour Angkor Sunrise with Banteay Srei includes:

✔ Tour Guide.

✔ Private air-conditioned minivan.

✔ Transportation to and from your hotel

✔ Water in bottles.

✘ Entrance fees at temples.

✘ Lunch.

✘ Tips, as well as other personal costs.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the beauty and richness of Cambodia’s cultural heritage. Contact us today to choose your itinerary or to receive more information about this tour. Our team of tour experts is eager to work with you and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Duration

⌚ Approximately 8 to 9 hours.

Start time

08:00 AM.

Pickup information

We will take you up from hotels and other locations. Provide us with the address of your stay, and the hotel’s name, in the dedicated field on the checkout page. If you have other info or notes, you can add that in the notes field. Thank you very much!

Tour Description

The first stop of the day is the magnificent Banteay Srei Temple, considered by many to be the crowning jewel of the Classic Angkor civilization. Its intricate sculptures and decorations, carved from beautiful pink sandstone, will leave you breathless. This tiny temple complex is a true masterpiece of art and architecture, and is not to be missed.

Next, we’ll explore the south gate of Angkor Thom, where two rows of massive statues of gods and demons line the stone bridge, depicting the legendary churning of the ocean of milk. Then, we’ll visit the Bayon Temple, a forest of heads built by King Jayavarman VI in the late 12th century as a Buddhist state temple.

We’ll also take a visit to Ta Prohm Temple, an incredible sight where kapok trees have taken over the sanctuaries, their roots embracing the ancient structures. This temple has been purposely left as it was discovered, offering a unique and captivating view into the past.

Finally, we’ll visit the most balanced and harmonious of all the Khmer temples – Angkor Wat. Built by King Suryavrman II, this temple-mountain represents the height of Khmer art in the 12th century. Its intricate details and stunning architecture will leave you in awe.

Itinerary Details – This isn’t a tour. It’s The Tour!

Sunrise at Angkor Wat: Experience the magic of watching the sun rise over the iconic towers of Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most famous temples. The warm golden light that fills the sky creates an unforgettable ambiance, and the gentle sounds of the surrounding jungle add to the peacefulness of the moment.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the ancient Khmer civilization as you visit Angkor Wat, the most balanced, harmonious, and perfect temple of the Khmer empire. The temple is a temple-mountain and was built by King Suryavrman II, and its intricate carvings, delicate sculptures, and magnificent towers will leave you breathless.

Banteay Srei Temple: Admire the intricate carvings and delicate sculptures of Banteay Srei, a tiny temple complex that is widely regarded as a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. The pink sandstone used in its buildings gives the temple a warm, rosy hue that makes it truly unique. Take time to explore every nook and cranny, and be awed by the skill of the ancient artisans who created this incredible work of art.

South Gate of Angkor Thom: Marvel at the sheer size and grandeur of the south gate of Angkor Thom, a stunning monument that features two rows of huge statues of demons and gods. The intricate details and expressions on each statue are truly captivating, and the sense of history that permeates the area will leave you in awe.

Ta Prohm Temple: Be transported back in time as you visit Ta Prohm Temple, a temple that has been deliberately left as it was discovered. The massive kapok trees that have taken root in the temple complex are a sight to behold, as they clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots. The sense of history and the beauty of nature combine to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Bayon Temple: Explore the maze of galleries and passages that make up the Bayon Temple, a Buddhist state temple that was built in the late 12th century by King Jayavarman VI. The temple is famous for its forest of heads, which are carved into the massive stone pillars that support the structure. Each head is unique and depicts a different expression, adding to the temple’s mystical atmosphere.

Tour Prerequisites

A valid Angkor Pass, which can be purchased for $37 per person, is required for entry to these amazing temples.

Your tour guide will also be able to help you secure tickets for the temples.

What to wear and what to bring

The dress code at Angkor Wat prohibits visitors from wearing uncovered apparel, including as tops that reveal the shoulders, knees, or cleavage. Visitors to Angkor Wat are asked to wear slacks or skirts that reach or fall below the knee when they are inside the temple complex. Shoulders and knees should also be covered.

Because of the high levels of humidity on this tour, it is essential that you bring along sturdy footwear, a hat, sun protection lotion, sunglasses, and more water in order to keep from being dehydrated.

‎Instant Confirmation

Your “One-Day Tour Angkor Sunrise with Banteay Srei” Tour Confirmation

A confirmation email will be sent to you immediately following your tour booking.

Later on, you’ll get another email with the contact information for your tour guide and driver. This is the phone number you may use to get in touch with them immediately and, more importantly, at the pick-up time. [Sometimes, due to delays in traffic or other guests, your hotel pick-up may be a few minutes late.]

  • If you encounter any problems or need to make any adjustments to your tour’s pick-up location, please send us an email.
  • Please email us if you want to change the tour’s pick-up location or hotel after booking.

NOTE: Your tour guides are great workers, busy every day with tours that may be exhausting, but they are dedicated every day to giving you their best.

We kindly ask you to respect them, not to bore them even before the tour with futile requests when you might as well re-read the tour details to learn more about the day’s program or chat with us online to ask your questions).

Nonetheless, we provide you with the driver’s and tour guide’s contact information so that you can get in touch with them directly or through your hotel’s front desk on the day of your pickup for the trip.

Tags: Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Cambodia Sunrise Tour, Temple Exploration, Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Art and Architecture Khmer Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Tourism, MyCambodiaTours, One-day Tour, Bayon Temple, Pink Sandstone Carvings, Reliefs and Sculptures, Khmer Legacy, Memories, Cultural Experience.



About this tour activity

Setting the Scene – The Wonders of Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei

The Khmer Empire was a majestic civilization that ruled over much of Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 15th century. At the height of its power, the empire was home to over a million people and was renowned for its stunning architecture, sophisticated culture, and powerful military. The crown jewel of the Khmer Empire was Angkor, a sprawling city that was the center of the empire’s political, religious, and cultural life.

Angkor Wat, meaning “City Temple”, is a temple complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and is considered one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. It was built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman II as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, but it later became a Buddhist temple. The temple is a masterpiece of Khmer architecture and is known for its intricate carvings, stunning bas-reliefs, and towering spires. It is also the largest religious monument in the world, covering an area of about 400 acres.

Banteay Srei, meaning “Citadel of the Women”, is a small temple complex located 25 km from Siem Reap. Despite its size, it is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of Khmer art and architecture. The temple is built of pink sandstone and is known for its delicate carvings, intricate reliefs, and stunning sculptures. It is often referred to as the “jewel of Khmer art” and is a must-see for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Khmer Empire.

Join us on a journey through the wonders of Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei on a sunrise tour. Experience the beauty and majesty of these iconic temples as the sun rises over the jungle, illuminating their stunning carvings and sculptures. Get a deeper understanding of the Khmer Empire and the history and culture of Cambodia as you explore these magnificent wonders of the world.

Early Riser’s Paradise – Sunrise at Angkor Wat 

As the first light of the day begins to break through the morning mist, the magnificent silhouette of Angkor Wat slowly comes into view. For those who rise early and make the journey to this iconic temple, the reward is an unforgettable sunrise experience that is truly a feast for the senses.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat is a breathtaking visual spectacle and holds great cultural and spiritual significance. Visitors have been coming to Angkor Wat to witness the sunrise and pay homage to the temple’s rich history and spiritual heritage for generations. As the sun rises over the towering spires of Angkor Wat, it symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and life over death.

As you stand amidst the grand temple complex, watching the sunrise unfold, you will be struck by the sheer scale and beauty of Angkor Wat. From the towering central towers that symbolize the sacred Mount Meru, to the elaborate carvings and intricate reliefs that adorn every inch of the temple’s walls, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring sights to behold. As the sun rises higher in the sky, the brilliant hues of gold and red that fill the sky are mirrored in the intricate details of the temple, bringing its beauty to life in a truly unforgettable way.

So if you’re ready to embark on an early morning adventure that promises to be one of the highlights of your Cambodia trip, get ready to witness the wonders of Angkor Wat at sunrise.

The Art of Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei is a small temple complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, but its impact on the history of the Khmer Empire is far from small. Known as the “Citadel of Women,” Banteay Srei is considered by many visitors to be the pinnacle of Khmer art and architecture. With its intricate carvings and stunning sculptures, it is no wonder that this temple is considered a true masterpiece of an ancient civilization.

The journey to Banteay Srei is exciting, as visitors are transported to a hidden gem in the heart of Cambodia. The temple complex is made up of beautifully crafted pink sandstone, which adds to the allure and beauty of the temple. The walls of Banteay Srei are adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, each telling its own story and symbolizing something important to the Khmer people.

As you explore the many chambers and hallways of Banteay Srei, it is impossible not to be awestruck by the skill and artistry of the ancient Khmer people. The sculptures and reliefs are nothing short of spectacular, with intricate details and delicate designs that make each one unique. 

Whether you are a historian, an art lover, or simply someone who appreciates beauty, a visit to Banteay Srei is a must for anyone visiting Siem Reap. So, come and discover the art of Banteay Srei, a true treasure of the Khmer Empire.

The Majestic Angkor Thom

The Majestic Angkor Thom is a fascinating chapter in the world of ancient Khmer architecture. This massive temple complex, built in the late 12th century by King Jayavarman VI, is a testament to the grandeur of the Khmer Empire.

Visitors to Angkor Thom will be greeted by the imposing South Gate, an entrance adorned with two rows of huge stone statues of gods and demons. The South Gate sets the stage for the incredible marvels that await within the walls of Angkor Thom.

At the heart of Angkor Thom lies the Bayon Temple, a forest of heads that have mesmerized visitors for centuries. King Jayavarman VI built this magnificent temple as a Buddhist state temple. Its intricate carvings and elaborate stone sculptures are a testament to the artistic prowess of the Khmer civilization.

The Bayon Temple is not just a marvel to look at, but also holds a wealth of cultural and historical significance.

The Ta Prohm Temple is a must-visit for those looking for a more natural outdoor experience. Unlike other temples in Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm has been deliberately left in its natural state, with ancient kapok trees clasping the sanctuaries in their mighty roots. Walking through the halls and chambers of Ta Prohm is like taking a step back in time, surrounded by the lush greenery of the Cambodian jungle.

This unique temple provides a glimpse into the Angkor temples’ rugged beauty and the Khmer civilization’s majesty.

The Crown Jewel of Angkor – Angkor Wat Revisited

Angkor Wat. This temple, originally built as a Hindu temple and later became a Buddhist temple, is a masterpiece of Khmer architecture and a symbol of Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.

As you approach Angkor Wat for a second time, you will feel a deeper appreciation for the scale and beauty of this magnificent temple.

The harmonious design and intricate details of Angkor Wat showcase the height of Khmer art and architecture. Every aspect of the temple, from its towering spires to its intricate carvings, has been carefully crafted to evoke a sense of balance and harmony.

The temple’s intricate reliefs, which depict Hindu legends and historical events, are a testament to the artistic prowess of the Khmer people.

As you wander through the temple’s many courtyards and chambers, you will be struck by the sheer size and scale of Angkor Wat.

Despite its size, the temple remains a place of peacefulness and serenity, making it a popular destination for tourists and spiritual pilgrims.

In reflecting on the legacy of Angkor Wat, it’s clear that this temple continues to have a profound impact on the people and culture of Cambodia.

For generations of Cambodians, Angkor Wat has been a source of pride and inspiration, and for visitors, it remains one of the most awe-inspiring monuments in the world.

Whether you are a historian, an artist, or simply a traveler in search of adventure, Angkor Wat is a place that will leave a lasting impression on you.

Memories to Last a Lifetime

The exploration of Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei on a sunrise tour is an experience like no other, and the memories created during this journey will last a lifetime. The grandeur of Angkor Wat, the beauty of Banteay Srei, and the majesty of Angkor Thom all come together to create a truly unforgettable day.

As travelers embark on this journey, they will not only create memories for themselves but also contribute to preserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage. The importance of sustainable tourism cannot be overstated. By joining MyCambodiaTours, travelers can be assured that their presence will positively impact the local community and environment.

So what are you waiting for?

Come and experience the best of Cambodia for yourself, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat, admiring the intricate carvings of Banteay Srei, or exploring the hidden wonders of Angkor Thom, the possibilities are endless.

Join MyCambodiaTours today, and embark on the journey of a lifetime.


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