Beng Mealea and Koh Ker
- Departure time: Early morning
- Return: Evening
- Remarks: Basic level of fitness required
- Sites you will visit: Beng Mealea, Koh Ker temple complex
- Highlights: Architecture, countryside, away from crowds exploration, views
You will travel through picturesque countryside and rural villages approximately 60km in the north-east direction to the jungle clad temple of Beng Mealea. Once in a complete state of disrepair resembling a giant jigsaw puzzle, Beng Mealea has recently been made more accessible with the addition of a wooden walkway throughout the structure assuring safe access and slight elevation, thus a better view. This mid 12th century temple features mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism attributes and is particularly mesmerising in the wet season.
You will have a lunch break locally and rest during the hottest part of the day.
You will continue 50km north-east to the Koh Ker temple group – another ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Scattered over a large area, the most prominent temple of this group by far is the pyramid-like Prasat Thom. A wooden staircase has been repaired recently and it is now again possible to climb up and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding region. On a clear day one can see the Kulen Mountain range in the south-west direction and Dangrek Mountain in the north marking the border with Thailand.
Price: USD 87 per person
Minimum: 2 pax
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