Tour guide included
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel around 8.00 am direction Beng Melea temple. Located around 70 kilometers north-east Siem Reap, Beng Melea is named as the lost temple of Angkor. The secluded location will give you a sense of explorer discovering a lost world as you will have to clambered and crawled over piles of moss covered rubble and sprawling roots. Due to its remote location, this temple still sees few visitors.
End of our tour, will back to siem reap city or your hotel
About Beng Mealea Temple
It was built as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. For years, it was difficult to reach, but a recently built road to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea has allowed more visitors to reach the site easier.
The corridor in the temple
The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat. It is assumed that the temple was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Although the temple is less significant than Angkor Wat, the king's main monument, Beng Mealea nonetheless ranks among the Khmer empire's larger temples: the gallery which forms the outer enclosure of the temple is 181 meters by 152 meters. It was the center of a town, surrounded by a moat of 1 025 meters by 875 meters.