- Discover the best temples in Siem Reap including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and Bayteay Srei Temple
- Learn about Cambodia's temples, culture, history, local life, and food
- Explore Boeng Mealea's three encircling galleries, the same four gates and entrances, and a pair of interior libraries.
Full day tour explores scenic rural Cambodia to Koh Ker Group, It is a 10th-century temple complex in the north Cambodia jungle. Visit one of the most mysterious temples at Angkor - Boeng Mealea.
In the morning, depart your hotel at 8:00 am you begin with a drive for two hours and half through scenic rural Cambodia to Koh Ker Group, is a 10th-century temple complex in the north Cambodian jungle. A former capital of the Khmer Empire, the site is now remote and heavily forested. The main structure, Koh Ker Temple, is a stepped 7-tiered pyramid. 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.
Then continue to visit Prasat Krahom, meaning "red temple," is known for its sandstone carvings, after moving to visit Prasat Pram is covered in strangler figs.
Enjoy your lunch at your own expense and have short rest the have a short drive to Boeng Mealea, stands almost forgotten in jungle and getting to the site is quite an adventure in itself. Isolated during Cambodia's civil war, Boeng Mealea was under the control of the Khmer Rouge for decades but has since been ‘de-mined’ and outsiders can now safely visit this temple. It is the largest temple outside the main Angkor complex and in places it is remarkably intact, but in other places utterly destroyed; tree roots envelop many of the temple walls and doorways.
The atmosphere here is eerie but a welcome contrast to the more visited temples closer to Angkor Wat. Boeng Mealea shares many characteristics with Angkor Wat, but on a smaller scale. It has three encircling galleries, the same four gates and entrances, and a pair of interior libraries. It differs from Angkor Wat in having only one central tower instead of the famous five towers of Angkor Wat.
- Experience English-speaking guide
- Air-con vehicle
- Koh Ker entrance fee
- Pickup and drop off from the hotel
- Mineral Water, cool towel
- Temple fee