Beng Melea temple is largely overrun by vegetation and not widely visited by tourists. This gives it an adventurous “lost temple” feel. Photographers: trees growing from the broken towers and galleries offer some best “tree in the temple”pictures. The journey takes around 1h 30m from Siem Reap. Beng Melea was built by the same King that built Angkor Wat, King Suryavarman II, in the early 11th century.
After explored Beng Melea temple at least 1 hour next continue northeast to Koh Ker, a system of temples that marks the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Climb the wooden staircase of the pyramid-like Prasat Thom to survey breathtaking views of the surrounding area. If it's a clear day, you can spot the Kulen Mountains to the southwest, as well as Dangrek Mountain, which marks the northern border with Thailand. Following your picturesque visit, end your day with the trip back to Siem Reap. Koh Ker: Koh Ker temple briefly the site of the Khmer empire capital is dominated by Prasat Thom a 30 meter masonry temple mountain rising above the plain surrounding forest. It depicts carvings of Garuda, the mystical mount of Vishnu. Other tower sanctuaries are dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. We suggest an early start leaving around 6.00am with a direct 2.5 hour journey to Koh Ker.
Car & Guide (Maximum 3 persons) USD 120
Van & Guide (Maximum 7 persons) USD 135
Car Only (Maximum 4 Persons) USD 70
Van Only (Maximum 8 Person) USD 85
Please to inform you as package tour are with English speaking guide other languages it will be additional charge on your require.
Please kindly note that the tour costs mentioned above is not include the cost of the Angkor Heritage Site park pass. The cost for this pass is as follows: $37/day, $62/3days or $72/7 days.
There is an additional admission fee for several other, more remote sites, as follows:
PHNOM KULEN USD 20 per person
KOH KER USD 10 per person
BENG MEALEA USD 5 per person