Koh Ker-Prasat Thom-Beng Mealea Day Tour (AC Car)

$85.00

Travel through the Cambodian countryside to visit the Koh Ker group of temples. This remote archeological site was the capital of the Khmer Empire during the 10th century. See Prasat Thom, the main temple, and Beng Mealea, the model for Angkor Wat.

Highlights:

Visit the remote Koh Ker temple group, the remnants of an ancient Khmer capital
See Beng Mealea temple, built in the late 11th century
Enjoy a buffet dinner and an Apsara dance show

Description

You’ll start out with the 130-kilometer drive through the scenic countryside from Siem Reap to the remote site of the Koh Ker temple group. The temple complex at Koh Kor, located to the north-east of Siem Reap, represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer empire from 928-944 A.D.

Visit Beng Mealea temple next, built at the end of 11th century. This sprawling jungle temple covers an area of more than a square kilometer, and is now largely overrun by vegetation.

Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by the same king, Beng Melea temple may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Although there are some lintel carvings, there are no bas-reliefs and carvings are relatively scarce.

When the temple was in active use, its walls may have been covered, painted, or adorned with frescoes. In it time, Beng Melea was at the crossroads of several major routes that ran to Angkor, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear.

Enjoy a buffet dinner and Apsara dance show at a Siem Reap city restaurant at the end of the day.

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) for 3 days
-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.