Beng Mealea Temple, Phnom Kulen And 1000 Linga River Small Group Tour - Siem Reap

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs at 8:30 am from Siem Reap but please ready from 7:30 am to 8:30 am waiting for pick up.
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in Siem Reap city or requested dropping point within the city center
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Taking a group tour to an uncover the special religious significance and the natural beauty of Phnom Kulen Mountain, Cambodias most sacred mountain, located 50 km north of Siem reap. Learn why the site serves as a place of pilgrimage to both Hindus and Buddhists by visiting the temple of the Reclining Buddha, the River of 1000 Lingas and the Phnom Kulen Waterfalls.

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We will pickup from your hotel at 8:00 am and drive 50 km northeast of Siem Reap to visit the natural day trip - Phnom Kulen(Lychee Mountain), a sandstone plateau considered sacred by the Khmers. This place is widely regarded as the birth place of the ancient Khmer Empire. Our vehicle will bring us by a steep dirt road near the top of the mountain, on the way up you will be able to admire a dramatic scenery. There, you will see the ancient sculptures on the riverbed by crossing the bridge, then a stair will take you to a pagoda nestled between large rocks where you will see the biggest reclining Buddha of the country, carved in the rock. Enjoy the view of the countryside from there. The hike will continue towards the 30 meters high waterfalls where you will have a picnic lunch. This is a very popular place for Khmer people to come and enjoy their weekend with a picnic. More carvings stand in the riverbed above the waterfall.
After a good and refreshing swim with the locals, (dont forget your swimsuits), we will continue to the temple of Beng Melea, 7 km southeast of Phnom Kulen.

Beng Melea jungle temple was built during the 12th century during the reign of Suryavarman II, at about the same time as Angkor Wat of which its layout and style closely mirror. However, Beng Melea is completely ruined and largely overrun by vegetation and competes with Ta Prohm for the lost in the jungle ambience. It is a tangle of trees, lichen-covered stones, broken towers and galleries. Many impressive sculptures are hidden among the rubble and the vegetation. Return to your hotel after tour.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Shared air-conditioned vehicle during tours

Local live English Speaking Guide

Cold bottled water during tour

Exclusions

Entrance fees to Phnom Kulen National Park is 18USD per person required

Beng Mealea ticket is 5$ per pax

Travel insurance

Foods and drinks

Tipping Tour Guide and driver (recommended)

Entry/Admission - Green Era Travel

Entry/Admission - Phnom Kulen National Park

Entry/Admission - Beng Mealea

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant FOC not apply a seat

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Apr-2018

    A very relaxing and interesting day trip wonderfully guided by Mr. Lonh! We have visited the Beng Mealea Temple, we had local food and fruit thanks to Mr. Lonh who knows very well the area. After that, we went to the water fall.. this place is amazing! On the way back we had lunch in a very good Khmer restaurant and discover how Cambodian people use the palm fruit to make sugar and other things! I highly recommend this day tour and, especially, Mr. Lonh!

  • 20-Mar-2018

    Our guide was excellent. Without his help I specially would not been able to see the beautiful things and visit the beautiful temple. I would say that our guide was one of the best and would be happy to have him show Cambodia when we visit again

  • 08-Jan-2018

    This review is actually for two tours- Beng Mealea/Phnom Kulen, and half day at Kompong Phluk floating village. Our tour guide was Phearom (by coincidence) on both tours. He was very knowledgeable on both tours and really gave us an in-depth analysis of not only the sites we visited, but on the history of Cambodia, their civil war, the land mine problem, and with short stories of how it affected his own personal life. His English is fantastic and he's very nice! The tours themselves were very fun and interesting. Beng Melea temple is a must-see when it comes to the outlying temples. Do go if you get a chance to see more temples beyond Angkor Wat!