- Code: BMKKFD
- Tour Duration: Full Day
- Languages: English
- Service: Private Basis
Siem Reap – Beng Melia – Ko Ker – Siem Reap L REMOTE TEMPLES
Meet the driver-guide at the hotel lobby.
At about sixty kilometers from Siem Reap is the largest complex of Beng Melea, a temple with an adjoining monastery nestled in the jungle, which covers an area of over one square km.
Built in the same style and by the same king who built Angkor Wat, Beng Melea is considered by many may actually also to have been a prototype of the great temple.
Being devoid of carvings, it is thought to have been completed painted to be ‘internal to’ outside.
Most of the monastic complex has not been restored and the atmosphere is fantastic.
With the exception of the Ta Phrom, this complex offers the best shots of vegetation and large trees integrated into the temple.
After continuing for another seventy Km or so, arrival in Ko Ker, another complex of many temples and monasteries, the most important of which contains a large pyramid of seven steps which leaves very puzzled by the similarity with other sites of that period, many thousands of miles away.
Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer empire for twenty years, in the ninth century. Now many of the ruins are still being immersed in the jungle and seldom visited, they are able to retransmit that particular charm that stunned the visitors a few decades ago and left them speechless.
Return to Siem Reap and end of services.
- Private air conditioned transportation as per program
- Cold water and fresh towels at disposal
- Entrance fee
- Meals as per program
- Private English speaking local tour guide
- Any kind of insurances
- Drinks at Meals (if any) and extras in general