Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict 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 road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more visitors are coming to the site, as it is 77 km from Siem Reap by road.
Cool drinking water
English speaking guide
Pick up and Drop off
Private luxury car
What's Not Included
Temple ticket pass
CHILD: Age: 6 - 13
ADULT: Age: 14 - 80
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
At 8:30 am our English licensed guide and car will pick you up from your hotel, then go to Visit Beng Mealea temple. Beng Mealea (around 70 km away). Along the way, you will be able to admire rural Cambodia. Then you will arrive at the recently discovered temple, built by Suryavarman II in the 12th century and being an example of a fusion of Buddhist and Hindu architecture. The complex is nestled inside a jungle forest and spreads over 1 square kilometer. Unlike Angkor Wat and other temples, this one has been left as it was discovered - with nature working its way through the temple, reclaiming it block by block. There are many secret passages, hidden archways, fallen masonry, perching on top of broken galleries and accessing through gaps in the ruins. Your guide will prove himself/herself indispensable by pointing out things that would normally go unnoticed.
On the way back we will visit Bakong Temple is the first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire at Angkor near modern Siem Reap in Cambodia. Preah Ko Temple was the first temple to be built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya, some 15 kilometers south-east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Lolei Temple is the northernmost temple of the Roluos Group of three late 9th-century Hindu temples at Angkor, Cambodia, the others members of which are Preah Ko and the Bakong.
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