Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Private Tour


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Overview

On this special tour, we will travel out of Siem Reap to Preah Vihear temple in Preah Vihear province. Preah Vihear was built on the top of a 525-meter cliff between Cambodia and Thailand border. It gives the best view of forest and villages.

After visiting Preah Vihear temple, we'll head over to Koh Ker temple group. The most famous temple in Koh Ker is Prasat Thom, a 30m-phyramid shape temple, standing high above the plain and the surrounding forest.

Finally, we will go to Beng Mealea which mean Lotus Pond in English. The temple is believed to be the sister of Angkor Wat for its similar model. The temple is largely unrestored with big trees and thick brush growing on the top of the tower.

When the tour has finished we'll drop you back to your hotel or any other location in Siem Reap town.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle with driver

Cool water and Cool wet towel

English Speaking Guide with licensed.

Pick up & drop off at hotel

Start pick up at your hotel and finish drop you at hotel

What's Not Included

Accommodation ( Hotel/Guest House )

Koh Ker Group ticket : 10USD/person

Meals (B/L/D) - Food can be cost rank from 5USD per/dish depend on the food you order from menu.

Pick Up Truck vehicle for driving up & down cost 25USD per one vehicle

Preah Vihear ticket : 10USD/person

Temples Pass for Beng Mealea


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Preah Vihear Temple
Starting the tour early, our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 5:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) as you can pack breakfast along with you or you can eat breakfast at any good restaurant along the way & lunch the same also as we eat along the way.

Peah Vihear Temple is a Khmer temple situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dangrek Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province of northern Cambodia and on the border of Kantharalak district (amphoe) in Sisaket province of eastern Thailand. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, a majority of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia.

Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand's Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Note: Breakfast along the way to Prah Vihear & Lunch after visit Prah Vihear ( Lunch : food can be cost rank from 5USD per dish which depend on the food you order form menu )

5 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Koh Ker Temple
Koh Ker Group located in the province of Preah Vihear, it was briefly the capital of the Khmer empire between 928 and 944 under king Jayavarman IV and his son Hasavaraman II. After the Khmer empire had been established in the Angkor area (Roluos), Jayavarman IV moved the capital in 928 almost 100km northeast to Koh Ker. Here a vast number of temples were built under his reign, until his successor returned to the Angkor area about twenty years later.

The Koh Ker site is dominated by Prasat Thom, a 30 meter tall temple mountain raising high above the plain and the surrounding forest. Great views await the visitor at the end of an adventurous climb. Garuda, carved into the stone blocks, still guard the very top, although they are partially covered now.

Across the site of Koh Ker there are many prasat or tower sanctuaries. A couple still feature an enormous linga on a yoni that provides space for several people. The outlet for the water that was sanctified by running it over the Linga can be seen in the outside wall of one of them. In other cases, three prasat stand next to each other, dedicated to Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Most of them are surrounded by libraries and enclosures, many also had moats. At that time, the roofs were still made of wood. Today, only the holes for the beams remain in the stone structures.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Beng Mealea
Beng Mealea Temple (its name means "lotus pond") located at the foot of Kulen Mountain. It was built as Hinduist 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 road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more visitors are coming to the site.

Built in the 12th Century, many scholars believe it was the model for Angkor Wat. It is just as wonderful of a temple but it is still largely lost in the jungle.

Return to your hotel and finish tour between 5:00pm-6:00pm.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

Excellent! Must Go
Travel-wonderful, 04-01-2020
I’m very glad I chose this tour. If you have one day, I strongly recommend this tour, get out the dusty, noisy city centre and enjoy fresh air and spectacular view in silence from top of the mountain, where you also see Thai border. Temples you see in this tour are very different from what you can see near Angkor Wat area.
On the way to Preah Vihear, I saw amazing sunrise from the car.

The guide Sok Chea and the driver were really nice and looked after me very well. Guide is very knowledgeable and made the trip very meaningful. Sok Chea speaks good English and is very professional. He also took many good pictures for me. The food they ordered in lunch was also good.
Make sure you wear closed walking/sports shoes (not sandal) as you walk in mountain (it’s easy walk)
This tour is worth for the price.
Amazing experience!
Seila T, 14-12-2019
This tour was one of the highlights in our trip, and I strongly recommend it if you don't mind the early start. Visits to those temples were a completely different experience than those in the Angkor main area, as they were less crowed. Both our guide and driver were excellent. Mr Sok Chea, the tour guide, was very knowledged, friendly and open with information, not only about history and the temples, but also about customs and daily live of present Cambodia. Car was very comfortable and our driver make sure to drive it safely. We were really happy to have made the decision of taking this tour.
楽しい旅でした!
_B9502SV, 04-01-2020
Mr Pal もドライバーさんもとても親切でした!
パルさんは面白く、説明も丁寧で、写真も沢山撮って下さりました。朝も集合のホテル前5時に来て下さり、予定通り8時に遺跡に着きました!
いろいろな遺跡か見れて勉強になりました。運転手さんの運転もとてもうまく、快適な旅でした!
Sehr interessanter Trip
reisemaid50, 18-12-2019
Auf den Veranstalter bin ich hier bei TripAdvisor gestoßen. Die Kommunikation verlief unkompliziert. Meine Anfrage und alle Emails wurden prompt beantwortet. Die Verständigung erfolgte auf englisch- ebenso die Kommunikation beim Ausflug.
Die Abholung im Hotel erfolgte pünktlich und die recht lange Fahrt zum Preah Vihear verlief zügig. Der Fahrer, Mr.Makara, fuhr sehr zügig, aber stets sicher.
Mein Guide, Mr.Vanna, war sehr aufgeschlossen und freundlich. Er begleitete mich durch sämtliche Tempelanlagen, erklärte die historischen Hintergründe und gab bereitwillig Antworten auf meine Fragen. Die Verständigung war hervorragend, sein Englisch sehr gut zu verstehen - da habe ich auch andere Erfahrungen gemacht.
Der ganztägige Ausflug war sehr kurzweilig und hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Vor allem, da sich diese Tempel abseits der gängigen Touristenpfade befinden und entsprechend wenig besucht waren.
Ich kann diesen Ausflug aber auch die Agentur nur empfehlen!
Une visite hors du commun !
Veronique_21, 10-11-2019
Certes, il faut se lever tôt et certes, le tour n'est pas donné au niveau prix. Mais il en vaut vraiment le coup. Car les trois temples du circuit ont beaucoup de cachet et le guide est très compétent (et le chauffeur roule prudemment). Après les foules d'Angkor, avoir Preah Vihear pour soi tout seul (ou presque) est un vrai bonheur. Le site est GRANDIOSE, sur cet escarpement rocheux avec une vue fabuleuse. Koh Ker rappelle l'Angkor du début, quand il n'y avait pas trop de touristes et qu'on pouvait se prendre pour Indiana Jones à débusquer des temples dans la forêt. A mon avis, il faut s'y précipiter car cela ne va pas durer. Beng Meala, plus près, est déjà beaucoup plus pris d'assaut, mais le temple a un charme fou. Donc, une excursion qui sort des sentiers battus !




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