EXPLPORE REMOTE BENG MELEAR/ KOH KER

  • Tour code: CG16
  • Duration: 1 Day
Explore the ancient Khmer capital of Koh Ker, in this a short time we can see spectacular Angkorian temple , left to jungle overgrowth for a thousand years. Visit Banteay Pichea, surrounded by forest, and the lichen-covered walls of Beng Mealea.We enjoy wonderful authentic beauty of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea.

Highlight

  • Discover structures & region of Koh Ker
  • Discover the long abandoned temples in the forests of northern Cambodia. 
  • Sightseeing the Beng Mealea temple 

Itinerary

Morning, drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60Kms from Siem Reap). There is a lot to see in the approximately 2 hours drive as it takes you through many lively villages and along kilometers of rice paddies. Explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle.

A further 1 hr drive brings you to Koh Ker, situated in the northeast of Siem Reap. Discover the long abandoned temples in the forests of northern Cambodia. Also known as Chok Gargyar, it served as the capital of Jayavarman IV (reigned 928-42). His son and successor Harshavarman I moved the capital back to Angkor in 944. There are a remarkable number of religious buildings in the Koh Ker region, considering the short space of time that it was the capital of the empire.  There are more than 30 major structures and experts believe there may have been as many as 100 minor sacred buildings in the region. It was also aprolific period for gigantic sculpture and several of the most impressive pieces in the National Museum in Phnom Penhcome from Koh Ker, including a huge garuda (half-man, half-bird creature).

Return to Siem Reap.

What's Included

Inclusion

  • Local English speaking tourguide
  • Transportation as mentioned
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fee and local permissions
  • Lunch

Exclusion

  • Tips
  • Other meals or drink
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