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Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temple Tour from Siem Reap

4.8 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temple Tour from Siem Reap

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 an 10-hour tour 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
English
Pickup included
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

Experience

Highlights
  • See the remains of the seven-tiered pyramid at Koh Ker
  • Escape the crowds at the less visited Beng Mealea temple
  • Learn more about the history and culture of the Khmer Empire
  • Make a few stops on the road to try some local products
  • Witness the beauty of countryside 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.
Includes
  • 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
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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
  • It is recommended you bring insect repellent
  • 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

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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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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February 16, 2020

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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January 4, 2020

The guide was very knowledgeable, provided more detailed information about these temples. not covered by other sources. We moved at an unhurried pace but very thorough. If we had gone on our own I could see that we would have missed things and may not have understood the context of what we were looking at. Excellent seamless logistics between GetYourGuide and the local tourguide!!

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November 17, 2019

Product ID: 163431