Preah Vihear, Koh Ker And Beng Mealea Off Beaten Track


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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Cambodia, Cambodia

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Overview

Enjoying viewing local countryside, local activities, Viewing best remote temple on top of Dong Rek mountain Preah Vihear temple, Koh Ker temple and a wonderful jungle temple Beng Mealea. Avoid the tourist crowds especially Viewing temple off beaten Track.


What's Included

Bottle Water

Driver

Licence tour guide

Private Tour

What's Not Included

entrance ticket

Everything not mentioned are excluded


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info


Cancellation Policy

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.

What To Expect

Preah Vihear Temple
After we meet at the Hotel we will proceed to Preah Vihear, the journey take around 3 hours from Siem Reap city, along the way our licensed tour guide will explain to you some interesting local life, plantations, and Cambodian history.

Preah Vihear is one of the most beautiful located along with Cambodia - Thailand border, Preah Vihear been listed as a world heritage sights in 2008 which was a conflict between Cambodian and Thai army fight for territory and temple. The war start in 2008 and ended in 2011 after Cambodia won at ICJ.

Preah Vihear was built by 3 kings and it takes over 300 years to built, Yasovarman I ( 889-910 ) in 893, Suryavarman I ( 1002-1049 ) and finally complete by King Suryavarman II ( 1113-1150 ) which known as the King who built Angkor Wat, located on top of Dang Rek mountain 550 meters high.

The main purpose of the temple is the mountain temple which is the symbolism of sacred mountain “Meru” where is the abode of all the gods of Hindu.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Koh Ker Temple
After we finished Preah Vihear we will head to our next scheduled is Koh Ker we spend around 2 hours getting to Koh Ker, along the way we can see many types of local plantations such as tapiocas, mangos, pepper, bananas...etc.

Koh Ker is an old ancient Khmer Capital city from 921 - 944 by King Jayavarman IV from 921-942 and his son Harshavarman II role from 942-944. Koh Ker is known as the Cambodian Pyramid temple, 36 meters high and on top, there is an impressive shrine with two meters high Lingas. Our guide will explain more about these temples while the tour is there. You could get to the top of the temple to get a nice view with amazing fresh air. After we finish Koh Ker we will head to Prasad Pram five towers temples, the amazing of this temple is there are trees growing up on top of the temple. The best tip was seeing temples in Koh Ker are very quiet, Off beaten track trip.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Beng Mealea
After we finished Koh Ker we will head to our final destination Beng Mealea it will take one hour drive.

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.

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, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
jacobleach82, 23-09-2022
I started my journey straight off with Panha who was my ride from the airport, speaking enroute to my accommodation he understood very early in the conversation (his English on point) exactly what I wanted from my 8 days in Siem Reap. Having done all the major temples previously his recommendations of different places couldn't have been better.
I ended up spending over 3 days with Panha over the course of my time in Siem Reap. Travelling all over Cambodia visiting many off the beaten track temples.
Not being the most confident solo traveller these experiences I wouldn't have had without his recommendations or assistance. He planned the days around what I was after, made the greatest suggestions and spent hours driving me around, not a complaint, with great conversation. Allowed me to take my time at all the places we visited. Never rushed but super informative on distances we needed to travel. He knows how long places take to get to and even when I suggested alternatives his knowledge around this was exact! even if it had been suggested by other locals differently. Trust me, take his word for time frames. He knows his stuff.
The 3 days saw me visit Banteay Srei, Preah Vihear, Koh ker, Beng Mealea, Kulean Mountains among many other places. Some over 5 hours drive away from Siem Reap.
Experiences I could have only hoped for!
I can't recommend him highly enough and would highly suggest anyone heading that way look him up. A genuine decent guy none of the hard sell, reliable, informative, upfront and honest. His pricing extremely fair for the service he offered.
Thanks again Panha for taking the time to show me these places and allowing a most memorable 40th.




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