Itinerary

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**Itinerary subject to change

Date

Country

Day

Location

9-May

Bali, Indonesia

Day 1

Meeting point at KL International Airport (Malaysia) and transit to Bali, Indonesia. 3.30pm local time reach Bali. Pickup Airport – Indian Lunch – Visit to Uluwatu Temple (It is situated on the coral reef sordid to sea about 80 meters above the sea level – watch sunset with Local Balinese Dance – Satsang at Hotel – Indian Dinner

10-May

Day 2

Satsang – Western & Indian Breakfast – Bedugul Tour – Ulun Danau Temple (Lake Temple) located on Danau Bratan Lake – Indian Lunch – Tanah Lot Temple (Sea Temple – temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide – Satsang – Dinner

11-May

Day 3

Satsang – Western & Indian Breakfast – Kintamani Volcano tour (active volcano) -Indian Lunch – Besakih Temple tour (Mother Temple) – the largest and the most sacred temple in Bali – Satsang – Indian Dinner

12-May

Day 4

Satsang – Western & Indian Breakfast – Elephant Temple Cave tour – Indian Lunch – Titra Empul tour (Sacred Spring Water) – Royal Temple Tour – Satsang – Indian Dinner

13-May

Bangkok, Thailand last day to Cambodia

Day 5

Satsang – Indian Breakfast – Free & Easy – Transfer Airport to Bangkok. Reach Bangkok, transfer to Hotel, check-in and refresh for evening program. Proceed to Dinner in the Cruise ship, one of the most memorable dinner cruise experiences down the spectacular Chao Phraya River. As you take in the riverside scenery, where historic temples and landmarks slowly unfold on your left and right, dinner is served in buffet style

14-May

Day 6

Morning Satsang – Indian Breakfast – Proceed to
i) Grand Palace visit – largest temple structure in Bangkok with a great breathtaking view of the temples built on three major styles of India, Cambodia & Thai. Visit the most important temple of all
ii) the Temple of Emerald Buddha – the most sacred form of Buddha in Thailand.The ‘robe’ that it wears is changed 3 times each year by the King himself, at the start of each season: A diamond encrusted gold robe during the hot season, a solid gold robe in the cool season and a gilded monk’s robe in the rainy season.There are also many other Buddha images inside the temple.
iii) Golden Buddha Temple – see the worlds largest soild golden statue. Indian Lunch at local restaurant then proceed to
iv) The Reclining Buddha Temple – see the largest reclining Buddha in the world. Proceed to visit one of the most beautiful temple in Bangkok
v) the Marble Temple

15-May

Day 7

Morning Satsang – Indian Breakfast – Proceed to Floating Market – the most wonderful feel you can experience – in a canal Totally chaotic, small ‘klongs’ or canals are filled with small flat boats jockeying for position,It’s colourful, noisy, totally touristy but great fun.

16-May

Day 8

Details to follow

17-May

Day 9

Bangkok – Hotel Transfer  to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Arrival at Siem Reap Airport – transfer to Hotel – Indian Lunch – Visit Floating Village at Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater Lake in South East Asia. Its dimension changes depending on the monsoon and dry season – boating at submerged forest – Satsang – Indian Dinner – Overnight at Hotel

18-May

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 10

Satsang – Indian Breakfast – Visit Temples at Angkor Archelogical Park – amazing temples to visit – an experience by itself – contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Many are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
i) Angkor Wat -biggest Temple Structure in the world & one of the finest monument in the world – see an ancient Lord Vishnu statue
ii) Bayon Temple – giant stone faces that adorn the towers of Bayon. There are 54 towers of four faces each, totaling 216 faces – most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes
– Satsang – Indian Dinner

19-May

Day 11

Satsang – Indian Breakfast – Visit temples of Angkor Thom
i) Baphuon Temple – represent Mount Meru (sacred to Hinduism), and was one of the largest and grandest structures in Angkor. Built into the western face of the Baphuon is a giant reclining Buddha, added in the 16th century
ii) The Elephant Terrace
iii) The Terrace of the Leper King
iv) Five entrance gates, one at each ordinal compass point and the Victory Gate in the east wall
v) Ta Keo Temple – An incomplete, largely undecorated temple built by King Jayavarman V – Indian Lunch at Angkor Thom sites indeed an experience to behold over time – continue tour to
vi) Ta Prohm Temple – the trees growing out of the ruins & the jungle suroundings are perhaps the most distinctive feature of Ta Prohm making it the most visited temple after Angkor
vii) Phnom Bakheng – The first temple-mountain constructed in Angkor, with a commanding hilltop location. Extremely popular (and crowded) spot for sunsets
– Satsang – Dinner

20-May

Day 12

Satsang – Indian breakfast
i) Visit to Kulen Mountain – a sacred hilltop for Hindus and Budhist who come for pilgrimage. This is the place where King Jayavarman II proclaimed himself as divine ruler and marked the beginning of Angkor Period.  Walked down to the riverbed and see some of the spectacular  carvings under the water’s surface over 1000 Shiva Lingas and  small carvings are etched into the sandstone riverbed ,some of which are submerged into the running water of the river. The waters are regarded as holy, given that King Jayavarman II chose to bathe in the river, and had the river diverted so that the stone bed could be carved. Near these mountains is Preah Ang Thom, a 16th century Buddhist monastery notable for the giant reclining Buddha, the country’s largest. Indian Lunch then proceed to visit Roulous group – an early set of pre-Angkorian Temples. Visit these temples to gain the feel of early Khmer civilization.
ii) Bakong/Pre Temple – A five-terraced pyramid in the mountain-temple style
iii) Ta Som Temple –  The temple consists of a single shrine located on one level and surrounded by enclosure laterite walls
iv) Banteay Srei  Temple is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today.
Satsang at Hotel – Indian Dinner

21-May

Day 13

Cambodia to Malaysia

22-May

Kuala Lumpur & Penang Malaysia

Day 14

Malaysia

23-May

Day 15

Malaysia

24-May

Day 16

Malaysia

25-May

Day 17

Malaysia to Chenai – End of tour

 

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