Beng Mealea Temple-Banteay Srey Day Tour (AC Car)

$65.00

Explore the temples of the Khmer Empire on a full-day tour of Banteay Srey and Beng Mealea from Siem Reap, and admire the intricate Ankorian bas refiefs. Learn about sugar palm production at a local village, watch an Apsara dance, and more.

Highlights:

Tour the jungle-clad temple of Beng Mealea, and discover the prototype for Angkor Wat
Admire the carvings in the red sandstone temple of Banteay Srey, built in honor of the god Shiva
See a traditional Apsara dance of Cambodian myths during a buffet dinner in Siem Reap
Learn how sugar is extracted from the sugar palms

Description

Enjoy the 2 temples of the Angkor complex on a full-day tour of Bantaey Srey and Beng Mealea, and learn more about the ancient Khmer Empire and its rulers.

You will be picked up at your Siem Reap hotel at 08:00 for the drive to Banteay Srey near Phnom Dei. Located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) from the main Angkor complex, Banteay Srey belonged to the medieval capital of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom. Considered a jewel of Khmer art, the carvings in its red sandstone walls, and ornate pediments depict Khmer myths and legends.

After lunch, continue to Beng Mealea, 24 miles (40 kilometers) east of the main Angkor complex. The Hindu temple dates from the early 12th century, and preceded Angkor Wat. It is thought to have provided the prototype for the later capital. Tour the temple, covered in thick tangles of fig tree roots.

Return to Siem Reap for a buffet dinner and watch a traditional Apsara dance, where the graceful dancers recreate scenes of Cambodian folklore and legend. En route, and time permitting, you will stop at local villages to learn how sugar is extracted from the sugar palms.

Additional information

Service Included:

-Pick-up and drop-off hotel in Siem Reap
-Professional English speaking tour guide
-Drinking water and cool towel during trip
-Transportation during the tour
-All the services mentioned in the itinerary

Service excluded:

-Temple-Pass (Angkor Park)
-Ticket for 1 day Beng Mealea temple
-Lunch at a local restaurant
-Drinks at restaurant
-Buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show
-Your personal expenses
-Tour guide and driver’s tips
-Any service not mentioned in the program

Know Before Go:

• Please note that pick-up and drop off is for hotels in Siem Reap only
• Tour extension for Sunrise and Sunset at the temple can be provided with extra charge upon request
• You will pay the extra charge on arrival
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please note, only trousers or knee-length skirt/dress is permitted
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.