- Pagoda ceremony and private monk blessing in Siem Reap
- Visit Wat Athvea
- Listen as your guide translates and describes the Buddhist ceremony
- Watch as a monk ties a red thread around your wrist for good luck during a blessing
- Round-trip transport is included from your hotel
What You Can Expect
I can and #39;t begin to express what a total disappointment this and #34;blessing and #34; was. I was looking forward to this as a highlight of our trip, a chance to learn more about Buddhism and feel an connection to the religious culture of th company. Instead I feel the victim of a scam, embarrassed I spent the money
The tour company was not the issue here, it is the pricing structure. I feel horribly ripped off and this is after having an excellent tour with the same operator for Angor Wat. I am traveling alone and booked a private, one person tour 2 tours, one for Angor Wat and one for this. The private tour for Angor Wat was worth every penny of the 168 USD charged. It was an 8 hour tour, lunch, with the various temples ans a tour guide and driver. Then comes this tour, of which I paid 238 USD! I was willingly to because, from the small picture, I was expecting something beautiful, near the temples and having a look into buddhist life. At 40 per person as the starting price, I paid for more than five people for this tour. Boy was I supriswd when the tour lasted for only 45 'minutes, was no where near a temple, the blessing was only a few minutes and then a few minutes of smiles and nods and then a small tour of the small monastery which lasted five minutes! I am floored that this is what I paid for. For an 8 hour tour of the temples, I paid half this price. I cannot believe this has happened to me and feel like a fool for having not understood any of the itinerary. There is no mention at all the true location and timing of this tour at the time of booking. I'm so upset.