Day trip

From Siem Reap: Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temples Tour

4.8 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle
Day trip

From Siem Reap: Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temples Tour

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle
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Journey back in time and explore the mysterious temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea on a tour departing from Siem Reap. Learn more about the former royal capital of Cambodia during the Khmer Empire.

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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from your hotel/accommodation in Siem Reap. Please provide your accommodation details upon booking and be ready for pickup at your hotel 30 minutes before the tour start time.
Private or small groups available


  • See the remains of the majestic seven-tiered pyramid at Koh Ker
  • Escape the crowds with a stop at the less visited Beng Mealea temple
  • Learn more about the history and culture of the Khmer Empire
  • Make a few stops along the way to try some traditional local products
  • Witness the beauty of the Cambodian countryside in an authentic village
Full description

Depart Siem Reap and journey through the beautiful countryside to explore the ruins of Beng Mealea temple on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay.  Built out of sandstone as a Hindu temple in the 12th century, Beng Mealea has been partly reclaimed by nature where remains of the towers and courtyards can be seen in the thick brush of the dense jungle.  Travel on to Koh Ker, abandoned to the forests north of Siem Reap, and see some of the linga-shrines reclaimed from nature. Marvel at the ruins of sacred sites such as Prasat Thom, Prasat Pram, and Prasat Chrap, and get fascinating insights into the history, culture, and religions of the time. Relax in a nearby restaurant, where you can try traditional curries, soups, and stir-fries at your own expense. After your tour, be transported back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by quality vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Cold towels
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fee to Beng Mealea (Angkor Wat ticket required)
  • Entrance fee to Koh Ker
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Keep in mind private transportation options do not include a guide, unless booked as an add-on
  • The dress code is comfortable and casual. However, please respect the ancient religious grounds during your visit
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or in a wheelchair
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 60 reviews

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very much enjoyed the Beng Mealea and Ko Kehr tour and would recommend to other who are interested in old architecture, Beng Mealea is very much in ruins and Ko kehr is very interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helped in understanding the monuments

March 23, 2023

I’m really glad I decided to visit Koh Ker & Beng Mealea. Beng Mealea with its magical ruins was my favorite part of traveling around Siem Reap. Even if after Angkor Wat you’re not feeling like another day of exploring temples, you really should consider visiting Beng Mealea. On top of that, the whole shuttle bus had a great time with our guide Cherry. He gave us clear explanations weaved into interesting stories, and took great candid photos (perfect for those who dislike posed shots). Pickup & drop-off were smooth, and everything was right on time. To anyone reading this, hope you’re gonna enjoy Koh Ker & Beng Mealea as much as I did :)

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March 23, 2023

Excellent tour . I am a female solo traveller and chenda the tour guide knew exactly were to take photos and helped me to take some great pics . As i was a solo traveller he put me first to take photos which was kind of him and he knew which were the best spots to take them . Very knowledgeable and great guide . Please do book you won't be disappointed. Thanks

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 163431