Angkor’s Magical Beng Mealea and Koh Ker


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: cambodia, cambodia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

The jungle around Siem Reap still has a lot of surprises for the more adventurous traveller. Two lesser-known temple ruins, Beng Mealea and Koh Ker are among the least sought-after in the whole region yet are must-see essentials for its size and history.

• Explore Cambodia’s jungle outside Siem Reap;
• Gaze at temple ruins, away from the Angkor crowd;
• Wander through the wide galleries of Beng Mealea;
• Admire the 7-tiered pyramid temple of Koh Ker;
• Experience Cambodian rural life, the way it has been.


What's Included

A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description

Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

One day pass into the Angkor Archaeological site

Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees

Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Beng Mealea
On this tour, we travel through the thriving countryside, past rice paddy fields and local villages to Beng Mealea temple. Beng Mealea - the “Lotus Pond” Temple from the early 11th Century - was built by Suryavarman II as a Hindu Temple. One of the few accessible temples, hidden in a maze of the 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 known for its innovative, in its time, construction of hallways, it was a large temple with wide galleries foreshadowing Angkor Wat. A picnic lunch will be arranged during the tour.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Koh Ker Temple
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, dilapidated bastion 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, Jayavarman IV built many colossal sanctuaries dedicated to Shiva, ruling over large numbers of people and in considerable splendour 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

A Real-life Indiana Jones Experience
Kevin T, 09-07-2018
These 2 places are out of the city of Siem Reap and as a result, not many tourists visit them. Furthermore, they also take at least 1.5-2 hours to travel and visiting these places would mean a considerable investment of your time in Siem Reap. However, I can assure the ones who are considering these 2 places that they are worth the visit. They are much smaller than the Angkor National Park complex but no less amazing. I would say intimidating, in fact, as the jungle really grows around the temple complexes and particularly in Beng Mealea, if not for the wooden platforms in place, we would not have been able to explore the insides of the temple area.

I strongly urge those who want to get away from the city of Siem Reap, away from the bustle of the huge throngs of tourists to visit these 2 places. They may not be as big, as grand or even as well-excavated than the other temples in Angkor, but visiting Koh Ker and Beng Mealea gives you an idea of how hidden these places were when they were first discovered. Jungles all around, trees obscuring your views and the sound of animals doing their own business, you are guaranteed a wonderful Indiana Jones experience.

Do visit them, you'll thank me later.




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