Angkor Wat, Bayon, Taprhom, Beng Mealea and Kompong Phluk.
Beng Mealea: was built as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. For years it was difficult to reach, but a road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more visitors are coming to the site, as it is 77 km from Siem Reap by road.
The corridor in the temple.
The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Smaller in size than Angkor Wat, the king's main monument, Beng Mealea nonetheless ranks among the Khmer empire's larger temples: the gallery which forms the outer enclosure of the temple is 181 m by 152 m. It was the center of a town, surrounded by a moat 1025 m by 875 m large and 45 m wide.
AM: Discover the world's heritage site, Angkor Wat temple for about half day.
PM: Visit the last capital city of empire, Angkor Thom(south gate, Bayon, Terrace of leper king, Terrace of elephant, Phimean Akas, Royal palace, Ancient pool).
-Taprohm(known as jungle's temple where Anjolina Jolie made film there).
-Buffet Dinner served with traditional performance show.
AM: Beng Mealea
Pm: Kompong phluk(floating village).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Airport or Hotel.
End location: Airport or Hotel.
Duration: 2 days
This tour is private and flexible.
SUV Lexus or Minivan.
-Local licensed tour guide speaking English
-Private air-cons transportation
-Mineral water/towel served during the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD - Customer need to pay for entrance fee, meals and any local souvenirs back home.
-Entrance fee as described into the itinerary
-Any personal expense which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
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Dara was a wonderful tour guide - knowledgeable, polite, respectful, thoughtful, easy going and accomodating. I had several requests for certain items I wanted to buy and eat and he was so great in fulfilling them, especially after a long day of sightseeing and driving, which I appreciated immensely. I would highly recommend him to my friends and anyone who wants to visit Siem Reap.