Beng Mealea Temple-Rolous Group Day Tour (AC Car)

$50.00

Explore the mysterious 11th-century temple complex of Beng Mealea and visit the early Angkor temples of the Roluos Group on a combined full-day tour from Siem Reap. Admire intricate bas reliefs and carvings, and return to the city for a buffet dinner.

Highlights:

See the early 11th-century temple of Beng Mealea, considered a blueprint for the later Angkor Wat complex
Visit the temples of the Roluos Group to take in some of the earliest temples of the Khmer Empire
Watch a traditional Apsara dance show during a buffet dinner in Siem Reap
Admire the bas reliefs of the temple mountain of Bakong
Experience a quintessential Angkor atmosphere at the tree-covered complex of Beng Mealea

Description

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the mysterious 11th-century temple of Beng Mealea in the sprawling jungle, and continue to the early Angkor temples of the Khmer Empire at the temples of the Roluos Group.

Pick-up from your Siem Reap hotel at 08:00, drive through the Cambodian outback for approximately 36 miles (60 kilometers) to the enigmatic 11th-century Beng Melea Temple, an Angkor-style temple where the vines and roots of ancient trees grow through the broken galleries.

The impressive “lost” temple complex is primarly made from sandstone and contains carvings of Buddhist motifs, along with carvings of scenes from Hindu mythology among the towers, courtyards, and piles of stones lying in heaps among the thick brush.

After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the early Angkor temples of the Roluos group. You will visit Preah Ko to see the first temple built in the ancient city of Hariharalaya. Preah Ko (Sacred Bull) takes its name from the 3 sandstone statues that face the temple’s central towers, representing the white bull that served as the mount of Shiva.

Continue to the temple mountain of Bakong, the state temple of King Indravarman I in Hariharalaya, and admire fragments of the original bas reliefs. Next, view the carved lintels of the temple of Lolei, the last of the 3 temples of Hariharalaya.

Return to Siem Reap for a buffet dinner, and be dazzled by the costumed dancers presenting a graceful display of Cambodian folk stories during an Apsara dance show.

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.