Jungle's temples tour 1Day - Full Day

Beng Melea, & Koh Ker

  • Duration Full Day
  • Experiences Tour Guide English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • No Deposit Required
  • Free Cancellation 48Hour Before Start
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
We will take you at your hotel at 8:00 am and drive about 65 km north-east of Siem Reap to Beng Melea to explore the jungle temple tour. This temple was built during the 12th century during the reign of Suryavarman II, at about the same time as Angkor Wat of which its layout and style closely mirror. However, Beng Melea is completely ruined and largely overrun by vegetation and competes with Ta Prohm for the “lost in the jungle” ambience. It is a tangle of trees, lichen-covered stones, broken towers and galleries. Many impressive sculptures are hidden among the rubble and the vegetation. This temple is very lightly touristed and offers plenty picturesque pictures’ opportunities. After the visit, we will drive about 60 km to the north-east to reach the temple complex of Koh Ker where we will have lunch.
Koh Ker  was the capital city of the Khmer Empire during hardly two decades (928-944) during the reign of Jayavarman IV who is sometimes considered as an usurping because of the disruption in the royal succession at the time of its accession. Two kings reigned in Koh Ker; Jayavarman IV, who probably already lived there since 921, and his son Harshavarman II who stayed on the throne only 3 years, from 941 to 944. Rajandravarman II, Harshavarman’s II son, moved back the capital to Yashodharapura (Angkor) after his accession. The main ruins at Koh Ker consist of an impressive seven-storey sandstone pyramid (Prasat Thom). The second biggest structure of Koh Ker is Prasat Krahom (red temple) built with red bricks and lost in the jungle. The surrounding land was irrigated by the Rahal Baray, similar to, but smaller than, the ones at Angkor. It is believed that over 80 ruins lie in this area. A lot of the beautiful carvings created in Koh Ker are now kept in the National Museum in Phnom Penh. After the visit, we will drive you back to your hotel. End of Excursion Beng Mealea and Koh Ker Tour

                                             

Price of Tour Includes:

  • Entrance fees ( Beng Melea & Koh Ker) and sightseeing tours by private aircon vehicles
  • An experienced English-speaking local guide
  • Picnic lunch 
  • 1 liter of drinking water per person

NOT Included in Tour Price:

  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory!)
  • Other Meals
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Drinks & tips

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