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Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Full-Day (by shared MiniBus)

From US$ 40.00
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel are included

  • Learn about ancient Cambodia with a professional guide
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan
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Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Full-Day (by shared MiniBus)
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Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Full-Day (by shared MiniBus)
US$ 40.00
Overview

Visit the remote temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea via minibus with this small-group tour from Siem Reap. You'll venture off the beaten track, heading first to Beng Mealea (believed to be a prototype for Angkor Wat) and then on to Koh Ker, an abandoned forest temple dating to the 10th century.

What to Expect
Guests can meet at the Siem Reap Shuttle office on Sivatha Road at 8:30am sharp, or alternatively wait at their hotel for the complimentary local pickup service. The pickup service visits many hotels and so the pickup time is variable from 8:00am to 8:30am. If using the pickup service, guests are advised to wait in the lobby, be patient and be ready to go as soon as the mini-bus arrives.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you require hotel pickup, then you must tell us the name of the hotel and preferably the street when you book. If guests do not inform us of the pickup location, we cannot pick you up.

Please be advised that Temples entrance tickets (passes) are NOT INCLUDED. Guests can buy their tickets at the temple sites.

Start off your day with a long drive to the ruins of Beng Mealea Temple. Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple of the Angkor Wat period situated about 40 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Cambodia, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. It was built as a Hindu temple in the early 12th century by Suryavarman II but has been neglected and is now dilapidated and overgrown. Despite it's state, the quality of architecture and decorations has drawn the attention of French scholars since its rediscovery. Beng Mealea is thought to have been a prototype for Angkor Wat.

Next up, Koh Ker Temple. Koh Ker served as the capital for Jayavarman IV, who reigned from 928 to 942. He used this short period for a prolific construction programme on an unprecedented scale, collecting taxes and hiring labour forces from all parts of his Khmer empire. 

Koh Ker is abandoned to the forests of the north of Siem Reap and is still surrounded by numerous interesting structures, e.g. linga-shrines, Prasat Thom, Prasat Pram and Prasat Chrap.

At both venues, the guide explains what the guests are about to see; the history, the culture and the religions that were at play.

You’ll be hungry after the long drive and sightseeing, so settle into one of the restaurants nearby, and dig into some traditional Cambodian curries, soups and stir-fries.

Then settle back for a relaxing ride back to town.

Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun and informative

Thank you Mr Sophon for a fun and informative day in Koh Ker and Beng Mealea. I was both pleasantly surprised and a bit apprehensive when I found that it was a solo tour instead of a small group due to low season. But all...More

Thank Maricar H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Full-Day - Sept. 19, 2018

I joined a small group on this tour today, led by our guide Chenda. I had a great time on the tour, getting to see a few temple sites that were extremely impressive, and far, far less crowded than those closer to Siem Reap. Chenda...More

Thank fredoelsner
Reviewed 15 March 2018
Great Tour

Cherry Cambo was a great guide. Friendly, very informative not only about the sites of Koh Ker but about the countryside we passed through.

Thank _kdweston47
Reviewed 12 February 2018
Thank you Cherry Cambo

We liked it: it was a great day, even if the travel was a bit long. The guide is very good and very kind. He then sent us via email the beautiful photos he took us. Cambodia has remained in our hearts.

Thank tama2018355
Reviewed 18 January 2018
Fantastic tour with great guide!

If you are tired of a crowd of tourists of Angkor Wat and nearby areas in Siem Reap, traveling to a remote site is a good option. Koh Ker and Beng Mealea give more authentic decayed ambience where nature dominates the sites. I was lucky...More

Thank mylitt
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