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Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery]

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Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery]

How to book this tour?

For this Private Temples Tour, the price varies per group, not per person.
1. Select the number of guests in your private group (the price shown is based on the minimum of 2 people per tour)
2. Select a date on the calendar
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Uncover the two most remote temples in the ancient Khmer Empire’s lowlands!

Prasat Beng Mealea ▷ Koh Ker archaeological park ▷ Beng Mealea temple ▷ Koh Ker temple ▷ Prasat Thom ▷ Prasat Neag Kmao ▷ Prasat Pram


Key Details

  • Location: Angkor Wat National Park | Koh Ker archaeological park | Prasat Beng Mealea
  • Duration: 9 – 10 Hours
  • Departure Time: your Hotel lobby: 7:40 AM – 8:10 AM
  • Return Time: 6:00 PM (approx.)
  • Live Guide: Yes
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-Up Service: at the Lobby of your Hotel
  • There will be a maximum of 10 people on this tour/activity.

The time to start your Temples discovery adventure.

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery] Highlights: A guided tour of Koh Ker and Bang Mealea with awe-inspiring natural landscapes includes visits to Beng Mealea temple, Koh Ker temple, Prasat Thom temple, Prasat Neag Kmao temple, and Prasat Pram temple.

This temple trip also includes a fantastic local guide who will explain the history of the area and a comfortable minivan ride (all amenities included). This temple tour is designed for solo travelers and is organized in small groups with a semi-private ambiance. (Perfect for lone tourists as well).


What to Expect

Begin your day with a trip to the wild and overgrown Beng Mealea temple, which is located at the end of a relaxing 60-kilometer drive in one of our air-conditioned automobiles.

Next, we’ll visit the Koh Ker Temple, formerly the Angkorian empire’s capital but has since been abandoned in the woods to the north of Siem Reap (from AD 928 to AD 944).

After that long trip, you’re going to be starving, so make yourself comfortable in one of the neighboring restaurants and order some typical Cambodian curries, soups, and stir-fries to satisfy your hunger.


Live Guide

A local guide who speaks fluent English and has years of experience.


What’s Included in the Price

✔️ Very…VERY ideal for evading crowds.

✔️ Transportation by luxury minivan to and from your hotel.

✔️ Tour Guide Who Is Fluent In English.

✔️ Ample Supply of Iced Beverages and Crisp, Chilled Towels.

✔️ Costs assessed by the community at large (aka local taxes).

✔️ Mobile ticket.


What’s Not Included

✘ Meals.

✘ All gratuities.

✘ Your Angkor temple pass. [Beng Mealea admission charge (Angkor Wat ticket is required)].

✘ The Koh Ker temple site requires an EXTRA $15 Temple Pass.


Hyper Benefits

Incredible facts about Koh Ker—five compelling points to visit right away

✅ Archaeological Site Koh Ker is located in northern Cambodia and is approximately 75 miles from the ancient city of Angkor and the city of Siem Reap!

✅ Within a protected area that was 81 square kilometers in size, researchers found nearly 180 different sanctuaries.

✅ Due to the fact that the entire region has not been thoroughly cleared of mines, visitors are only able to access about a dozen of the many sanctuaries that are hidden within the forest.

✅ There are not many people living in this area that is dominated by vegetation!

✅ The air-conditioned minivan is always used to drive visitors between the several temples at Angkor so that they don’t have to walk in the scorching heat.


What You’ll Do

With this small-group tour departing from Siem Reap, you will travel to the outlying temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea via a minibus.

You will go off the usual path, first visiting Beng Mealea, which is thought to be the template for Angkor Wat, and then continuing on to Koh Ker, an abandoned woodland temple that dates back to the 10th century.

There will be no additional cost for transport to and from your accommodation.

A knowledgeable guide will help you gain insight into the history of Cambodia. Enjoy the ride in the luxury of a minivan equipped with air conditioning. This trip maintains a sense of closeness with its intimate group sizes.


Important Information

Dress Respectfully!

  • When visiting old holy sites, please be respectful. Wear a shirt that covers your shoulders, and you may wear trousers or knee-length pants or skirts.

For children over 12 years old, we charge the normal adult price.


Don’t Forget to Bring

➱ Bring sunscreen to keep your skin safe from the sun!

➱ Bring insect repellent — there are annoying bugs everywhere in Cambodia!

➱ We all need to wear comfy walking shoes because there are some lovely walks to do in and around the temples!


Meeting point for your tour departure

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery]

Free Pick-up Service: meet your driver at your Hotel lobby in Siem Reap.


Know Before You Go

  • When you book, you receive a confirmation in your email with your tour e-ticket.
  • Wheelchair access is not available.
  • The dress code is relaxed and informal. When visiting old holy sites, please be respectful.
  • It is advised to bring swimwear as well as an insect repellant. (For Kulen mountain tours)
  • Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions.
  • There is a maximum of 10 people per booking. If your group is over 10 persons, you can skip to the page of the private tour:
  • Accessible for strollers.
  • It is not suggested for travelers who have back difficulties.
  • This joint tour is not appropriate for newborns or children under the age of 12.
  • Travelers should be in good physical condition.
  • The rates include any relevant government tax.
  • All the rates listed above are net and in US dollars per person.
  • The program schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • The exact pick-up and drop-off times will be communicated via email.
  • Dropping time cannot be guaranteed because it depends on the situation and traffic.

Why small group tours?

While it’s still big enough to have a great communal atmosphere, it’s still intimate enough that you may explore each spot on your own. Our small semi-private groups are never more than ten people.

We continue to use this as the standard upper limit for the size of small groups because it has consistently been highlighted as an important selling element by all of our client’s testimonials. Because of the frequent positive feedback we’ve received from our guests regarding our ability to handle small groups, we’ve decided that this will be the typical maximum number of people in a group.

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery] – This experience necessitates a minimum number of participants. You will be offered a new date/experience or a full refund if the minimum is not fulfilled.

Why Local guides?

Follow in the footsteps of our tour guide. These local experts refer to your stunning tour destination as “home.”

  • Get ready, relax and learn about local treasures, folklore, personalities, and historical information!
  • Prepare to receive and discover what every other traveler misses when they simply search and surf the web.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the sanitization policy for the Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour?

  • Travelers and workers can use hand sanitizer.
  • Regular sanitization of transportation vehicles.

What precautions are being taken to preserve the health and safety of the staff during the Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour?

  • Checks on the staff’s temperature at regular intervals.
  • Staff members experiencing symptoms are eligible for a paid leave of absence.

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✅ Daily departures and the ability to accommodate journeys planned at the last minute.

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Behind the scenes

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery]

This setting is simply AMAZING!

Beng Mealea is about 66 kilometers from Siem Reap. The temple is around 10 kilometers from the town of Svay Leu. This temple complex has never been repaired, and its visitor population is a fraction of that of Angkor Wat.

Despite the fact that the place is not difficult to reach, the distance from town to the Beng Mealea temple is sufficient to dissuade the majority of would-be tourists from visiting the location.

Even during the hottest months of the year, the lush foliage keeps the temple beautiful and cool.

It is possible to spend a beautiful morning wandering around the temple in relative peace because there are only a limited number of people. This makes for an ideal experience. If you are interested in photography, you will have the opportunity to take some stunning photographs if you go.

You can relax and unwind in the large, open grounds that surround the temple. This is especially useful if you are traveling with young children because they may roam freely while you can keep an eye on them from a distance.

If not enough…

Some more mind-blowing facts about Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour.

1. Beng Mealea was a central site located at a crossroads between east-west and north-south routes. It was a place where people from the Kulen highlands and communities and the Tonle Sap along the Royal Road exchanged items with one another.

2. Beng Mealea served as a staging area for military and religious parades, in addition to a large number of other governmental actions that took place in the east.

3. Beng Mealea is an Angkorian temple that is frequently referred to as a two-dimensional duplicate of Angkor Wat because of its flat plane.

4. Both the construction and the decoration incorporate elements of three different styles: Baphoun, Angkor Wat, and early Bayon.

5. Beng Mealea is a wonderful example of temple-town design and a perfect instance of how it should be done.

6. It’s been years since I spent a significant amount of time in the woods, and in that time, there has been no significant conservation or restoration work done. In spite of the fact that a few of its components have broken apart, the vast majority of its elements are still in their original positions.

7. Of all the temples that were constructed during the reigns of the Great Kings of Angkor, the Beng Mealea temple is often regarded as having one of the most impressive architectural designs.

8. Each individual part of the temple served an important function in accordance with the requirements of the religion. These functions included symbolizing the universe or the cosmos with remarkable artwork, establishing a connection between humans and gods, and illustrating the existence of the empire and its growth.

Up to you to miss it!

Tour confirmation

For the tour confirmation:

  • Upon completing your reservation, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with an e-ticket from us.
  • A second email will follow with your tour guide and driver’s information on the day of the excursion. You’ll be able to reach them at this number if your hotel pick-up is a bit delayed since this might happen from time to time due to traffic or other customers running behind schedule. Hand the tour guide number to your hotel reception so they can take care of the call!
  • We ask that you please tell us if there are any problems or changes to the location/hotel where your trip will begin. Notify us via email if you’d like to alter the tour’s pick-up location or hotel after booking.

The time to act is now.

Pickup details

  • We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, but please provide us with your hotel name and address so that our tour and driver can greet you in the lobby.
[On the checkout page, filling up your data, you will see a dedicated space to write a note for us, including your pick-up place, as your meeting point to start the tour will be at your hotel lobby].

IMPORTANT!

While filling out your information on the checkout page, you will notice a special box to add a note for us, including your pick-up location, as your meeting point to begin the trip will be at your hotel lobby.

Following your reservation, we will provide you with all the pick-up information and schedule through email.

The meeting site for your tour pick-up and land transport is outside the hotel lobby near reception, outside your villa or rental airbnb.

The driver will arrive and ask for your name and voucher number, which you will provide on your mobile device.

What is a Shared Experience on MySiemReapTour?
  1. Itineraries are created in collaboration with notable travel bloggers, local experts, and the best-rated local guides.
  2. Small groups only! No buses, no crowds, and a limit of 10 passengers, with only top-notch modern leather-seat minivans.
  3. Solo travelers do not pay more; there are flat charges per person.

The booking process

How do I reserve a tour?

Find your favorite Angkor Wat tour or Siem Reap tour, select the number of guests, select a date on the calendar, and click on the “book now” button.

You will then enter your contact information to arrive at the payment page and receive your booking confirmation email. 

Begin the journey!

When buying a tour, what does ‘Instant Confirmation’ mean?

It means you will receive an instant confirmation of your booking via the email address you provided when you registered with MySiemReapTours, together with your payment receipt.

Your instant confirmation is your tour E-ticket.

Your confirmed booking, including all relevant details, will also be visible on your personal booking dashboard.

What is the longest time it takes to confirm a tour?

Most of the tours are confirmed in minutes. For a few private tours, we might need 1 hour or 2 to organize all your tour needs.

MySiemReapTours accepts which currencies?

We support transactions in U.S. dollars. If you are from a different region, the charges should immediately be converted into the currency of your home country by your credit card.

Most major credit cards can be used to pay for a MySiemReapTours activity.

Is it feasible to pay in cash or in person for an activity?

MySiemReapTours does not currently accept cash payments, and our physical locations do not handle ticketing or booking.

What should I do if the driver fails to arrive on time?

No worries, please contact the phone shown in the “contact tour operator/guide” part of your booking confirmation email for updates.

Who should I contact if I need to modify my reservation details?

Please notify us of any changes to your pick-up address, phone number, or email address.

What should I do if my plans change?

Please contact MySiemReapTours.

  • Booking@mysiemreaptours.com
  • Hotline: +855 (0)69 254 101
  • WhatsApp(chat only): +855 (0)69 254 101

…or use the online chat to contact us.

Please keep in mind that last-minute modifications may not be permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

➤ What is the best way to get from Siem Reap to Koh Ker?

The Lost Archeological Site of Koh Ker is located 120 kilometers northeast of Siem Reap.

The lovely two-hour journey from Siem Reap to Koh Ker is on decent roads. Along the way, you’ll see cashew and banana plantations, beautiful rice fields, and local towns.

Overgrown trees tangle untrampled across thousand-year-old constructions at this place.

When you reach the top of a seven-level Mayan pyramid, you will discover a lonely landscape stretching out in front of you.

➤ When was the Koh Ker temple constructed?

When the empire was at its peak, Koh Ker was likely Jayavarman IV’s state temple (928–944 AD).

Jayavarman IV, the Khmer monarch, relocated the capital to ChokGargyar, which subsequently became Koh Ker.

Jayavarman IV founded his new capital and lived there for the next twenty years. Even though he was responsible for constructing various Hindu sacred sites, this city only survived for 20 years. After his death, there was an instant decision to abandon it. It is unknown why his successor, King Rajendravarman II, opted to return the capital to Angkor.

➤ Why should you travel to Koh Ker?

In the background of Koh Ker’s jungle environment, the mountains of Dangrek, Kulen, and Tbeng may be seen.

Koh Ker is nearly as large as the Angkor complex, extending 81 kilometers in total; yet, its more remote location has suffered more devastation and looting throughout its history.

If you go at the correct time of year, the remains may be concealed in the greenery and thick vegetation, but at other times, they may be perfectly apparent among the naked trees.

Koh Ker is one of the Angkorian temple sites that has gotten the least attention.

Because Koh Ker has just been partially excavated, there is considerable potential that you will discover something previously unknown.

The location is essentially indecipherable because much of the information scholars had obtained about it during the Khmer Rouge regime was destroyed.

3 reviews for Koh Ker and Beng Mealea guided tour [breathtaking natural scenery]

  1. Nick Rivera

    After my Banteay Srei temple tour, I decided to go on this tour with another friend. They organized this tour in a very small group. We were just 7 people. A very comfortable trip and overall, everything was very pleasant.

  2. Oscar W. Rhys

    This tour is perfect for me because it offers so much information in one package. I love that the tour offers information on the temples in a way that is easy to understand and I love that it is all in one package so I don’t have to worry about packing my own things and getting to the temple on my own.

  3. William Mewilton

    If you are looking for breathtaking natural scenery, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea are great options for a guided tour. With clear waters and lush vegetation, the area is a popular tourist spot for those looking for a relaxing day out.

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