Siem Reap – Hidden Cave and Beng Maelea (full day) – Private tour

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Tour Details

Route: Siem Reap - Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea is a Khmer word meaning “lotos pond”. Other transcriptons of this Khmer temple's name are Bang Malea, Bang Melea, Bung Melea, Beung Mealea, Boeung Mealea.

Beng Mealea, located in 60 km distance from Siem Reap and Angkor near the southern foot of Kulen mountain, is “the romantic temple ruin in the jungle” par excellence. Its stone strangling trees may be smaller than those of Angkor's jungle temple Ta Prohm, but there are many more trees covering the walls of temple edifices in Beng Mealea: The temple is truely a forest, an ensemble of ruins and intact buildings with trees growing out of temple towers, vines entangling walls and columns, and lichen covering stones.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the atmospheric jungle temple Beng Mealea
  • Trek into bamboo forest with a series of Angkorian reliefs carved into the southern cliff of Phnom Kulen

Departure: City Hotel
Return point: City Hotel
Schedule details: 8 hour

  • Details Itineray

    Today we have a long journey west to the Beng Melea district. Beng Mealea lies at the foot of the southern cliff of Phnom Kulen, 40kms east of Angkor, on the road to the great Preah Khan. It was the starting point of canal which led to the great lake, “Tonle Sap Lake”, which probably used to float the sandstone blocks from nearby quarries downstream to build many of the Angkorian monuments.

    We start trekking into the bamboo forest from the village to Peuong Komnu, is a series of Angkorian reliefs carved into the southern cliff of Phnom Kulen, the quality of the work and their preservation is remarkable and the danger of inevitable of the site makes them all the more precious. It is undiscovered tourist site in Angkor areas.

    In the afternoon we return to Siem Reap, stopping en route at Beng Mealea, a unique 11th century temple, almost rivaling Angkor Wat in terms of its size. The main temple sits on 108 hectares and is surrounded by a 45 meter-wide moat. Although it dates from the same period as the Angkor temples, the artwork and friezes are different in style and tone from the sculptures at Angkor. Much of the temple is enveloped by jungle, adding to the sense of discovery and mystery.

     

  • Inclusion & Exclusion

    INCLUSION:

    • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
    • 01 lunch at local restaurant
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
    • All activities as mentioned
    • Local English speaking guide as per program
    • Water and refreshment towels during the tours            

    EXCLUSION:

    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
    • Travel insurance