Full Day Koh Ker And Beng Mealea - Siem Reap

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from only hotels inside Siem Reap, Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The jungle around Siem reap still has a lot of surprises for the more adventurous traveler. Two rather untouched temple complexes, Beng Mealea and Koh Ker, are among the least sought-after in the whole region yet are amazing in terms of size and history.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included

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Interested in jungle-based temples outside Siem Reap where tourism has not yet settled in? Our Koh Ker and Beng mealea tour brings you deep into the Cambodian countryside and back in time. A region, where one still can find remote villages and pristine forests where deer freely roam around. Both temple ruins are quite unique to say the least so those with a sense of adventure and looking for a day trip away from the Angkor temples may have just found the right tour.

On this tour we travel through the thriving countryside, past rice paddy fields and local villages to Beng mealea temple. Beng mealea Lotus Pond Temple from the early 11th Century was built by Suryavarman II as a Hindu Temple. Beng Mealea is a temple hidden in a maze of jungle - if there is one temple to explore resplendent with jungle engulfing it, it is Beng Mealea. Clambering over large sandstone blocks to reach the inner sanctuary and eerie worship corridor is an exploration to remember. Architecturally, Beng Mealea is noted for its innovative, in its time, construction of hallways, it was a very large temple with wide galleries foreshadowing Angkor Wat. A picnic lunch will be arranged during the tour.

Continue with a visit of Koh Ker Temple which represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD 944 AD, a very unique period in the Age of Angkor. The premier ruin of the complex is Prasat Thom, an imposing 7-tiered pyramid and temple complex. . It was home to Jayavarman IV, the maternal uncle of the two previous kings and a great feudal landholder, who ascended the throne in 928. In only a few years, he'd built many colossal sanctuaries dedicated to Shiva, ruling over large numbers of people and in considerable splendor for twenty years until succeeded by his son Harshavarman I.

We head back to Siem Reap while we pass remote villages and the dense, untouched jungle behind us. We can assure you that you will look back to this day as an adventurous one.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water

Picnic lunch

Refreshing towel

Local guide

Transfer to and from your hotel, airport, sea/river ports or train stations

Entry/Admission - Koh Ker Temple

Entry/Admission - Beng Mealea

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off