This is a specially-crafted trip for Sony Digital Workshop, and offers a lot of shooting opportunities for every participant. Architecture, culture, street, portrait, and scenery are just some of the photo opportunities that has been specially included in this itinerary. The Angkor Wat temple complex is the pride of Cambodia and a living testimony of the glorious civilizations of the past. Hopping on this program will bring you through the many corridors and structures of…
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This is a specially-crafted trip for Sony Digital Workshop, and offers a lot of shooting opportunities for every participant. Architecture, culture, street, portrait, and scenery are just some of the photo opportunities that has been specially included in this itinerary.
The Angkor Wat temple complex is the pride of Cambodia and a living testimony of the glorious civilizations of the past. Hopping on this program will bring you through the many corridors and structures of the Khmer Empire, and will also enable the participants to shoot alongside professional photo master(s) who had visited the place numerous times.
16 spots are available. Minimum 10 to travel.
The Photography Master on trip:
Jino Lee is a veteran photographer whose works have been featured in several international and regional airlines and travel trade publications. Being an appointed photographer for SilkAir, he has travelled to multiple destination and has led more than 60 photo tours in a well-decorated career.
A passionate photographer instructor, he has tutored over 20,000 people through camera handling and photography courses, seminars and workshops, both held locally and within the ASEAN region.
- Visit the world-renowned Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples to seek out photo opportunities
- See the “Tomb Raider” temple which was made famous by Angelina Jolie
- Excursion to Tonle Sap lake, one of the largest lakes in this region to witness how locals live
- Have a try at portrait photography with Cambodian models hired specially for the group
- Fully guided by our TopLiners professional photography master(s)
Day 1 (D)
Date : 05/12/2019
SIEM REAPUpon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, the group will be met by our representative, and transfer to hotel. Early this evening, 5.30 pm, depart to visit Kandal Village Market, the Siem Reap’s old French quarter, the colonial-style, tree-lined street is on its way to becoming rising arts’ and culture precinct. Home to a vibrant and eclectic new mix of around 25 cafes, galleries, baristas extraordinaire, arty home wares, shops, spas and cool street fashion stores unique to Cambodia in this delightfully walkable block. Then take a 1-Km walk along the Siem Reap River to discover the Made in Cambodia Market, a small and unique place featuring an amazing array of products, all guaranteed to have been made in Cambodia. It brings together the most exciting examples of craftsmanship in Cambodia today. After a good stroll, transfer by coach to a local restaurant where you will enjoy your welcome dinner (set menu) with a series of Khmer Traditional dances including the hundred year olds “Royal Ballet or Apsara Dance”. After dinner, you will have time to walk through Siem Reap’s Night Market before returning to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
Date : 06/12/2019
ANGKOR TEMPLE COMPLEXToday, rise early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the wonderful ruins of Angkor Wat. Watch the play of light on the stones and sculptures and discover this mighty temple at dawn, regarded by many as the quintessential Angkor experience. Get the best version of Angkor Wat by catching the sun rising behind the five towers of Angkor Wat with the beautiful colors of sunrise reflecting on the pond before walking around corridors, and discovering areas inside the temple of Angkor Wat where you can capture unique photographs. Constructed under the reign of Suryavarman II (1113-1150), the temple’s greatest sculptural treasure is its 1 mile long bas-relief that wraps around the walls of the outer gallery along with the 2000 figures of Khmer Devas and Apsara dancers decorating the temple, and the construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labour. Enjoy your packed breakfast from the hotel while en-route to discover the amazing jungle-entwined Ta Prohm Temple, also known the “Kingdom of the Trees” or “Tomb Raider” Temple. It has been featured in several Hollywood movies such as Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones and Two Brothers. The group will also make a stop at Srah Srang “The Royal Bath” for some photos before lunch. Lunch at a local restaurant (Family set menu). This afternoon continue to explore the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom, built in the 10th century by the greatest of the Khmer rulers, King Jayavarman VII (1181 - 1201). With a population in excess of one million inhabitants, Angkor Thom covered an area of 10 square kilometres and was larger than any city in Europe at the time. The city was protected by a wall eight meters (26 feet) in height and surrounded by a deep moat (said to be inhabited by fierce crocodiles) 100 meters in width. Your first stop is at the South Gate of Angkor Thom for photo taking. Then head to Bayon temple, Jayavarman’s state temple at the center of the city. Start exploring the lower levels with bas-relief carvings and gradually make our way to the inner walls where unfinished carvings were later completed during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. The structure of the giant faces of Bayon temple is staggering in its construction and most Angkor specialists agree that it is one of the finest examples of classic Khmer architecture. Its third level is stunning - 49 towers are adorned with 172 smiling faces of the omnipresent Avalokitesvara. Sixteen chapels inside the structure indicate its religious importance, while on the outer perimeter over 1,200 meters of exquisite bas-relief record scenes of daily life from 11th century Angkor. Move on to capture the nearby Baphuon temple and Elephant and Leper King Terraces. Conclude today’s tour with Preah Khan "Sacred Sword" until sunset. This temple wrapped by vines and trees hidden deep in the jungles of Angkor Archaeological Park. With many best spots to capture away from the crowd, especially at sunset, you will be sure to take and bring home breathtaking pictures with you. Dinner at local restaurant, before heading back to hotel for overnight.
Date : 07/12/2019
TONLE SAP LAKEHave an early breakfast at the hotel before departing at At 6.30 am, depart to Roluos village to catch a fascinating raw photos of a local market where the villagers exchange their commodities for just only few hours in the morning. This is the best time that you can possibly get the best real rural life and activities shots as you stroll around. Then move to the 9th century Bakong Temple, the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples with its outstanding architecture and picturesque moat. Experience the art of giving and earn some merit in Buddhist tradition by offering alms to Buddhist monks before exploring the temple. Next we travel out to a secluded village on Tonle Sap Great Lake, which is a little further away but which receives much fewer tourists. Set sail to explore the authentic stilted village and observe the life of the local fishermen and their families who live amongst the flooded mangrove forest. Enjoy the beautiful scenery dominated by the tranquillity of the lake. Tonle Sap Lake is one of the area’s unique geographical wonders, as it offers visitors insights into the centuries-old traditions of riparian life and the natural splendor of the country. The rich and varied plant, fish and bird life here makes this, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, vital to Cambodia and the region. End the day with more countryside landscapes such as rice paddy fields, lotus flowers and finally capturing sunset view over Tonle Sap Lake and magnificent paddy fields from the top of Phnom Krom (Krom Hill), away from the crowd, before going back to town. Dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to retire for the night.
Date : 08/12/2019
INTERNATIONAL DEPARTUREAfter breakfast this morning, you will have some free time till the transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for the flight back home.
INCLUDED IN THE RATE
. Accommodation in double/twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
· Transportation by private a/c vehicle with driver
· Private English speaking tour guide
· Meals as indicated in the itinerary
· Professional Photography Master cum Tour Leader from Singapore
· Alms offering to Buddhist monks as mentioned in the itinerary
· 1 x local photographer to accompany the group for 2 days
· 2 x Cambodia girls in traditional costumes for outdoor photo shoot for 2 hours
· All admission fees as mentioned in the itinerary
· Private boat trip as specified
· Local bottled water while sightseeing & transfers
· All government taxes and service charge
· Visa fees & all airfares and airport tax · Early check in & late check out · Personal expenses · Meals & drinks not specified · Any new Government taxes, levies, or fuel increases which are beyond our control · Comprehensive personal travel insurance · Tips for tour leader, drivers and staff · All Other Services not mentioned above
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