A Gondola Experience at Angkor

A Gondola Experience
at Angkor

Truly a unique Khmer traditional boat service is located by the South Gate of Angkor Thom,
navigating the waters of an ancient Khmer moat. Enjoy gliding gently on board a gondola
while seeing the sun setting over the magnificence of Cambodia’s Angkor.


To end an Angkor day with a romantic slice of history, one must hit the waters near Angkor Thom to catch that last bit of sun before it sinks below the horizon. Befitted Angkor from embarkation to disembarkation, it is how Siem Reap’s green scenery intertwines with the hues of a bygone era.

Reliving its past without modern technology, the gondolas of Angkor once crisscrossed from moat to moat and across canals as an exclusive means of transportation for royalty, dignitaries, and the holy men of Cambodia. Under the guidance of local oarsmen and historians, sailing for one hour over these important waterways lifts up any Angkor experience.


A Gondola Experience at Angkor

18:00 - 20:30

This short, yet very romantic excursion will start at 4.30 pm, where we will pick you up from your hotel in Siem Reap, accompanied by an English speaking guide. A short drive will bring you to the embarkation point at Prasat Chrung for boarding your own gondola.

Khmer people have been known as skilled boat makers throughout history and several boats, including the boats used by the navy in a war to win a victory cover Cham in the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Twenty-nine of the ancient boat sculptures in the Bayon temple are seen, demonstrating the courage of navy in the King Jayavarman VII’s period. The archaeologists illustrate that the ancient Khmer boats and Cham boats carved in the wall of Bayon temple are the victories of King Jayavarman VII’s navy force over Cham’s navy in the war after 1177 A.D. One of these types of boats has been carefully constructed to resemble the fine artwork done in the past.

Known as a ‘Kongkear Angkor’, this gondola is a unique Khmer tradition boat service in Siem Reap. You will travel over the holy waterway where history, nature and culture come alive. You will enjoy and view the past and photograph along with the great all of Angkor Thom, Royal Secret Path and City Guard Post.

You may also see the beautiful sunset at Prasat Chrung temple before returning back to your hotel at around 5.30 pm.




  • A one-hour gondola tour (afternoon only) with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All applicable taxes and service charge


  • Entrance pass into the Angkor Archaeological Site
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Siem Reap. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Tonle Sap, Koh Ker, Banteay Srei and Siem Reap International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • The entrance pass to enter the Angkor Archaeological Site is not included during this tour. Guests are responsible to purchase the pass, ranging from one day up to seven day entry passes at the main gate into Angkor. The applicable fees are charged in US Dollars only. The entrance pass gives access to all sights in and around Angkor and should be visible at all times.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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