Cambodia has recently gotten into every photographers most wanted destinations list, mainly because of the amazing Angkor Wat temples, which we cover in this trip. Our photography trip starts in the capital city where we have some amazing new viewpoints in store for you, and enjoy the laidback athmosphere of this city, we proceed to Battambang to capture local life and end with an extensive study in Photography of the temples of Angkor Wat and surrounding areas.
Cities and highlights covered: Phnom Penh -The Killing fields – Battambang – Siem Riep – Angkor Wat – Koh Ker Temple Complex
EXPERIENCE Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and pro photographers.
Travel by private a/c car or minibus Moderate elevation changes and some walking. (*non-photographers also welcome)
Arrive in Phnom Penh en transfer to your hotel. Evening scene at the Phnom Penh Skyline (if flight does not arrive late)
This morning we visit and photograph the infamous S-21 Prison, Toeul Sleng, and the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Evening photography possible of the Phnom Penh night Skyline at the Blue hour. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
We rise early to capture images of Phnom Penh waking up. We visit the royal palace of Cambodia and visit a local market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast head to Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang, a French Colonial town more sleepy and charming than Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. We make some photo stops on the road from local life and village culture. Overnight in Battambang.
Early photoshoot of Battambang’s largest market, with many scenes to shoot. Then back to the hotel for breakfast. Free time at the hotel and Lunch. In the afternoon we photograph monks, locals, and activities along Battambang’s riverfront park, Stung Sangke. After Dinner overnight in our Battambang Hotel.
This morning we board the sensational and rudimentary “Bamboo Train,” and spend a few hours exploring small villages, and rice fields. In the afternoon, depending on time and our energy levels, we visit and photograph a brick factory, ice factory and/or a community living along the abandoned train tracks.
Transfer from Battambang to Siem riep. Overnight in Siem Riep.
We start the day with an amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat. Then we proceed to visit this main temples and shoot the details and some scenes with monks. Later in the day we visit Angkor Thom – the ancient city capital of Angkor. Then we head to Bayon. This temple, originally constructed about the early 13th Century, shows over a hundred serenely smiling Buddha faces which will keep any photographer happy for hours of shooting. We proceed to visit some more small temples if time allows. Back to the hotel and visit the evening market in Siem Riep for dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Riep.
Koh Ker is a whole temple town, the second largest of the ancient Khmer civilization. Due to its remote location, Koh Ker can still be called a “lost city in the jungle”. It remains to be an off the beaten track destination, though it’s indeed one of the most amazing excavation sites you can imagine. We also visit the Beng Mealea temples. This is a full day of visiting. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Riep.
We travel by bus to the floating villages on Cambodia’s largest lake, the Tonle Sap. We walk around to inpect the area and then use small boats to better observe and photograph a floating market. Have a lunch at our boatman’s house, then we proceed to Beng Mealea Temple for our afternoon shoot. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Free morning to relax at the hotel, afternoon visit to Les Artisans D’Angkor, where we can photograph the local people working on Khmer Art. Late afternoon we have a lesson of Photo Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Siem Riep.
After breakfast we head to the airport for our flight to your end destination.
All teaching done by professional photographers and guides that know the locations very well
Accommodations based on shared double room
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Transport (A/C car, minibus or tuk tuk)
All entrance fees
Model fees, guides setup, assistants and special entree fees for specific locations
International travel to this destination and domestic flights if applicable.
Any kind of insurance
Other personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls, gifts etc. Tips for local guide and staff
Accommodation is included for all nights in the price of this tour and based on shared double room. Extra charges apply for single occupancy.
Sometimes we eat local food and go to restaurants on the way. Some areas are remote so will eat local (clean) food.
Our trips are designed for photographers in small groups, contact us for the rates by email (mention which tour you would like to book and how many people in your party) and we send you a detailed price list for your desired period. If you are a single photographer and would like to join one of these trips then send us an email and we will send you all planned trips for the year: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYABLE TO: Asia 4 You Co Ltd, based in Onnut 53 Yeek 1-7, Ket Praweth Bangkok 10250.
Bangkok Bank: Account Number: 232-481172-4
Branch: Seacon Square SWIFT code is BKKBTHBK
Email payment slip to: email@example.com
We meet in the capital city of Bangkok or Phnom Penh to start our photo adventure.
FOR CAMBODIA: You need an international passport which is valid for 6 months after date of departure, you will also need to buy a Cambodian visa on entry at the airport which is an easy and quick procedure, please bring two photographs and 30 USD (check online for any changes in these requirements).
Why not extend your stay in on of the most beautiful beaches of the world. We take care of your extensions to relax and enjoy your holiday even more.
We have an amazing extension in Bangkok, where we visit the photographic highlights of the Big Mango, and a visit to South Bangkok and the old capital city of Ayuthaya, contact us for more information, it can be a pre-or post trip for the Cambodia Program as you will likely arrive and depart in Bangkok from your international flights.