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Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
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Hotel pickup included
Interested in jungle-based temples outside Siem Reap where tourism has not yet settled in? Our Koh Ker and Beng Mealea tour brings you deep into the Cambodian countryside and back in time. A region, where one still can find remote villages and pristine forests where deer freely roam around. Both temple ruins are quite unique to say the least so those with a sense of adventure and looking for a day trip away from the Angkor temples may have just found the right tour. On this tour we travel through the thriving countryside, past rice paddy fields and local villages to Beng Mealea temple. Beng Mealea “Lotus Pond” Temple from the early 11th Century was built by Suryavarman II as a Hindu Temple. Beng Mealea is a temple hidden in a maze of jungle - if there is one temple to explore resplendent with jungle engulfing it, it is Beng Mealea. Clambering over large sandstone blocks to reach the inner sanctuary and eerie worship corridor is an exploration to remember. Architecturally, Beng Mealea is noted for its innovative, in its time, construction of hallways, it was a very large temple with wide galleries foreshadowing Angkor Wat. A picnic lunch will be arranged during the tour. Continue with a visit of Koh Ker Temple which represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD – 944 AD, a very unique period in the Age of Angkor. The premier ruin of the complex is Prasat Thom, an imposing 7-tiered pyramid and temple complex. . It was home to Jayavarman IV, the maternal uncle of the two previous kings and a great feudal landholder, who ascended the throne in 928. In only a few years, he'd built many colossal sanctuaries dedicated to Shiva, ruling over large numbers of people and in considerable splendor for twenty years until succeeded by his son Harshavarman I. We head back to Siem Reap while we pass remote villages and the dense, untouched jungle behind us. We can assure you that you will look back to this day as an adventurous one.
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Entry/Admission - Koh Ker Temple
Entry/Admission - Beng Mealea
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Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
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