Explore the long abandoned ruins of Beng Mealea (11th century) which located 60km from Siem Reap, still strangled by the overgrown jungle. After that we visit 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).
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Pick up and welcome at your hotel by our guide and drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60 km from Siem Reap).
Explore the long abandoned ruins of Beng Mealea (11th century), still strangled by the overgrown jungle. A further 1-hour 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 a prolific period for gigantic sculpture and several of the most impressive pieces in the National Museum in Phnom Penh come from Koh Ker, including a huge garuda (half-man, half-bird creature). Return to Siem Reap.
- Transport used: car
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee & sightseeing, 1 picnic lunch
- Meals as not mention in the program which cost will be 6 US$ to 8 US$ per person per each time
- Drink or beer by own account with cost about 1 US$ to 2.5 US$ per bottle of beer
- Other personal expense
Please be ready at your hotel's lobby in 15 minutes before pick up time.