Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Preah Vihear.
Built on a promontory of the Dangrek Range, 625m above the sea level, PRASAT PREAH VIHEAR(the temple of the sacred mountain) as it is locally known represents a unique example of the integration of a temple complex with the natural landscape.
Preah Vihear, an angkorain monument, is a testimony of great architectural masterpiece of Khmer engineering which offers an unparallel symbiosis of civil engineering and landscaping. Built in 9th century, stands as a unique architectural composition of master builders of Angkor Empire judging from its conception. Execution and by its elaborate Gopuras and massive monumental staircases. Famously recognized as a religious headquarter, a pilgrim has to ascend the cliff of Preah Vihear through connected spiritual paths to worship Shiva as the lord of peak(Shikharesvara): an ancient view which compare this temple as Kailasha and the Dongrek range as the Himalaya of Angkor. while preah vihear represents a court of shiva.
AM:Long drive to Beng Mealea temple which is 77km apart from the city and it take about an hour and half to reach temple. It is well recommended as a MUST see temple by previous clients.
PM: Koh Ker, continue to drive from Beng Mealea another 40 Km to reach. Many temples covering an area of 81 km square and it can be visited such as the Ancient reservoirs, five tower temple, Neang Kmao temple, Prasat Thom(the most famous of the site) and Linga temple.
-Proceed to Preah Vihear temple and overnight stay at Sra Em district.
-Leave from Sra Em to Preah Vihear and it take about twenty minute to reach the temple.
-Arrange the four wheels drive and entrance ticket to reach to the top of the mountain.
-Touring at the temple up to two hours.
-Return to Siem Reap city for the end of the tour
Note: On half way in return to Siem Reap, We can stop to see the last stronghold of Khmer Rough including to have an afternoon break.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: -Hotel or Siem Reap International Airport.
End location: -Hotel or Siem Reap International Airport.
Duration: 2 days
This tour is private and flexible. This tour can be made some change to reach to the guests requirements.
SUV Lexus or Minivan.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 USD - To pay for accommodation, meals and entrance fee to the sites.
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This is a long trip by car but definitely worthy is as these were my favorite temples. No crowds! The drive through the countryside provides an excellent opportunity to see what life as a Cambodian farmer is like. Mr Dara explained everything from crops to animals to daily life and the time just flew by. His wonderful sense of humor adds to the trip. Highly recommended!