Guests are picked up at 8:30am at their hotel by the Jeep. Guests are advised to wait in the lobby, be patient and be ready to go as soon as the jeep arrives.
Please be advised that Temples entrance tickets (passes) are NOT INCLUDED. Guests can buy their tickets at the temple sites.
Start off your day with a long drive to the ruins of Beng Mealea Temple. Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple of the Angkor Wat period situated about 40 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Cambodia, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. It was built as a Hindu temple in the early 12th century by Suryavarman II but has been neglected and is now dilapidated and overgrown. Despite it's state, the quality of architecture and decorations has drawn the attention of French scholars since its rediscovery. Beng Mealea is thought to have been a prototype for Angkor Wat.
Next up, Koh Ker Temple. Koh Ker served as the capital for Jayavarman IV, who reigned from 928 to 942. He used this short period for a prolific construction programme on an unprecedented scale, collecting taxes and hiring labour forces from all parts of his Khmer empire.
Koh Ker is abandoned to the forests of the north of Siem Reap and is still surrounded by numerous interesting structures, e.g. linga-shrines, Prasat Thom, Prasat Pram and Prasat Chrap.
If a guide has been booked, then at both venues, the guide explains what the guests are about to see; the history, the culture and the religions that were at play.
You’ll be hungry after the long drive and sightseeing, so settle into one of the restaurants nearby, and dig into some traditional Cambodian curries, soups and stir-fries.
Then settle back for the long ride back to town.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.