Today you will leave the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and embark on a Helicopter adventure to the north heading into one of the more remote provinces of Cambodia, which until relatively recently was an arduous journey over pothole ridden tracks.
Preah Vihear Temple gives its name to the province in which it is now located. As you make your way to the temple in the clouds you will pass over beautiful countryside, villages and small towns where locals go about their daily lives far removed from the ever growing Siem Reap. Upon reaching the landing site near the temple you will transfer by enclosed pickup truck up the steep track to the temple at the top, your vehicle will take you pass the check point and directly to the temple. Spend time to soak up the atmosphere and through your archeology guide learn a little more about the history of this awe inspiring temple.
You will break for a picnic brunch and refreshments. Preah Vihear received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008 and rightly so, it has to be one of the most dramatically located temples on earth, situated high on the Danrek Mountains on a sheer precipice overlooking the planes of Thailand below. The temple itself has a troubled history and still bears the scars left by fierce fighting, as recently as 2011. The temple lies on a disputed area of land right on the border and both Thailand and Cambodia claim rights to it. Fantastic Views can be enjoyed of both Thailand and the flat rice growing areas of Cambodia. Depart back to town, taking with you memories you will never forget.