Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Remote Temples Day Tours from Siem Reap (8h)


Visit the remote temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea, less visited temples with an experienced tour guide from Siem Reap. You'll venture off the beaten track, heading first to Beng Mealea (believed to be a prototype for Angkor Wat) and then on to Koh Ker, an abandoned forest temple dating to the 10th century. Round-trip transfers from your hotel are included. Learn about ancient Cambodia with a professional guide travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

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  • Duration 8h
  • Experienced Tour Guide English
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We will take you at your hotel at 8:00 am and drive about 65 km north-east of Siem Reap to Beng Melea to explore the jungle temple tour. This temple was built during the 12th century during the reign of Suryavarman II, at about the same time as Angkor Wat of which its layout and style closely mirror. However, Beng Melea is completely ruined and largely overrun by vegetation and competes with Ta Prohm for the “lost in the jungle” ambience. It is a tangle of trees, lichen-covered stones, broken towers and galleries. Many impressive sculptures are hidden among the rubble and the vegetation. This temple is very lightly touristed and offers plenty picturesque pictures’ opportunities. After the visit, we will drive about 60 km to the north-east to reach the temple complex of Koh Ker. Koh Ker was the capital city of the Khmer Empire during hardly two decades (928-944) during the reign of Jayavarman IV who is sometimes considered as an usurping because of the disruption in the royal succession at the time of its accession. Two kings reigned in Koh Ker; Jayavarman IV, who probably already lived there since 921, and his son Harshavarman II who stayed on the throne only 3 years, from 941 to 944. Rajandravarman II, Harshavarman’s II son, moved back the capital to Yashodharapura (Angkor) after his accession. The main ruins at Koh Ker consist of an impressive seven-storey sandstone pyramid (Prasat Thom). The second biggest structure of Koh Ker is Prasat Krahom (red temple) built with red bricks and lost in the jungle. The surrounding land was irrigated by the Rahal Baray, similar to, but smaller than, the ones at Angkor. It is believed that over 80 ruins lie in this area. A lot of the beautiful carvings created in Koh Ker are now kept in the National Museum in Phnom Penh. After the visit, we will drive you back to your hotel. End of Excursion Beng Mealea and Koh Ker Tour

What's Included

  • Entrance fees (Koh Ker Temple)
  • Sightseeing tours by private aircon vehicles
  • An experienced English-speaking guide
  • Cold bottled water during tours

What's Not Included

  • Beng Mealea Ticket (this ticket is with Angkor National Park Ticket which is 1-Day ticket is 37$ or 2 to 3-Day ticket is 62$ per person or 7-Day ticket is 72$ per person
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Lunch - dinners
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Drinks & tips

Pickup Time

7AM, 8AM

Pickup Point

From your hotel in Siem Reap

Guest Reviews


4 reviews

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Winfried Russwurm


Alles perfekt geklappt.

Tom war ein sehr guter Guide. Alles perfekt geklappt.
Written Aug 13, 2023


A trip not to be missed

One of the best days travelling ever! The weather was perfect and the scenery out of this world. I was the only person visiting the sites so felt like I was getting the royal treatment. Choub the Guide was knowledgeable and friendly - always ready to share more information about Koh Ker and Beng Melea. He is also quite the good photographer too :) My driver, Borey was attentive and always had a cold water on hand. He handled the 'dancing roads' like a pro. An amazing day with two great guys. Would definitely recommend booking with them.
Written May 05, 2022


Great visit

Thank you very much for a great tour. We visited Koh Kher and Beng Melea Temples. Our giude - Reem was very good and knowledgeable, he told us interesting stories about temples. The trip to sites was good, car was comfortable and cool. I recommend this tour to everymone who likes ancient temples,
Written Dec 25, 2019


Beng Melea and Koh Ker Visit

I love the scene of Beng Mela.... it's really a beautiful place. Thanks Phearom for his professional guide~
Written Nov 05, 2017

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