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Sailing Into the Sunset in Siem Reap

June 15, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

Sail back in time to experience the genius of the ancient Khmer Empire. Step aboard an authentic Cambodian gondola for a gentle cruise around the moat of Angkor Thom. What better way to unwind from a long flight or an action-packed day touring than to relax for an hour floating under the shady trees? While the sunlight fades, travelers can relax and listen to our guide narrate Cambodia’s proud oral history of myths and legends.

The pre-modern construction of this man-made river, dug 8-12 meters deep in perfect rectangular alignment, is a spectacle of the ingenuity of this lost civilization. From an helicopter flight in Siem Reap or a balloon ride, one can really appreciate the size and geometry of the moats around Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat. Our Khiri Travel staff can arrange Angkor helicopter or balloon flights for an exciting view of this city that likely once served a population of one million.

Back on the ground it’s amazing to drift along on boats that are replicas of ones designed hundreds of years ago. Guests basically have this part of the Angkorian town to themselves. The sunset adds to the magical atmosphere as the guide serves travelers some Khmer snack food. For a special occasion, we can even put a champagne toast on the menu.

For more information on sunset cruises in Cambodia, hot air balloon rides or other things to do in Siem Reap, please contact

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Photos by john.capel

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