On this tour, we’ll head out to the “remote temple” of Koh Ker in the neighbouring province of Preah Vihear. Along the way, we’ll stop to see the ruins of Beng Mealea.

Start Time

7:30am

Duration

1 Day

Pick Up

From your hotel

Drop Off

To Your Hotel

Tour Itinerary

Beng Mealea and Koh Ker (Prasat Pram, Prasat Thom, Linga Shrine, Prasat Andong Kuk and Prasat Krachap)

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Prices & Inclusions

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Prices are per group and NOT per person.

1 – 3 PAX (Car) = $165 USD

4 – 8 PAX (Minivan) = $198 USD

9 – 15 PAX (Minibus) = $264 USD

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English Speaking Tour Guide

Cold Water

Transportation

Beng Mealea Ticket ($5)

Food & Drinks

Koh Ker Ticket ($10)

Personal Expenses

Accommodation

Beng Mealea and Koh Ker Temple Tour

Tour Description

This tour will start after breakfast around 7:30 – 8:00am. We have a long drive to get to Koh Ker which is about 120km from Siem Reap. Along the road to Koh Ker, we’ll pass by Beng Mealea temple which is about half way between Koh Ker and Siem Reap Town.

Beng Mealea

It takes around an hour and a half to drive the 60 or so kilometres to Beng Mealea temple from Siem Reap. Due to its location outside of the town, it isn’t as busy as the temples at Angkor. However, it does still attract hundreds of visitors each day.

Beng Mealea is often cited as a favourite temple for visitors because of its unique appearance. The temple is in ruins and little attempt has been made to fix it. The surrounding jungle is literally growing through the structure, further creating a unique look you won’t find anywhere else in Cambodia.

You tour guide will walk you through the temple and explaining the layout, structure and history of Beng Mealea to you. You’ll explore the grounds of the temple and the surrounding jungle. We’ll then stop for lunch in a nearby local restaurant. There are also a few shops around where you can buy souvenirs.

Koh Ker

We’ll continue driving north into Preah Vihear province to visit the temple complex at Koh Ker. For a brief time, Koh Ker was once the capital city of the Khmer Empire and many temples were built here.

First, we’ll go to visit Prasat Pram, which means “five towers” in English. We’ll walk a few hundred metres to explore the temple. Each of the temples face east and there is a surrounding wall.

We’ll then go to the main temple at Prasat Thom. There are many conspiracy theories about how this temple was constructed because it is very similar to Mayan temples built in Central America. The tiered pyramid style is unique in Cambodia.

The tour will continue with a visit to see two tall lingas which are more than two metres in height. These lingas are the phallic symbol of the Hindu god, Shiva.

We’ll finish the tour with visits to Prasat Andong Kuk and Prasat Krachap. Prasat Andong Kuk was built by King Jayavarman VII in the 13th century. It is one of his many hospital chapels. Prasat Krachap is a small temple group consisting of five towers. This temple was built in the 10th century.

After the conclusion of the tour, we’ll drive back to Siem Reap and drop you back to your hotel or anywhere else in Siem Reap town.

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is perfect if you really want to get off the beaten track. Few tourists make the journey out to Koh Ker as it is called the “remote temple” for a reason! However, it is a truly temple and well worth the trip.

Tour Notes

Each person will require an entrance ticket for Beng Mealea and Koh Ker. The cost is $5 and $10 respectively.

Guests are reminded that there is a strict dress code and guests must cover their shoulders and knees when entering the temples. Read more about the rules for visiting the temples.

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