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Address: 40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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Like Ta Phrom , but better! Untouched ruined temple covered with greenery. Feels magical :) You can walk around on the deck walkway but the best part is getting off the trail and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Like Ta Phrom , but better! Untouched ruined temple covered with greenery. Feels magical :) You can walk around on the deck walkway but the best part is getting off the trail and just discovering the pathways in the temple by yourself. Guides from the park will lead you from the entrance into the ruins , just tip them in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is the best temple in the Angkor Temple Cluster. It preserves the aura and the feel of a temple that has been taken over by the forest. It is a good 90 mins by tuk-tuk, but the road is good. The best part, is that this is the only temple where the guides will give you a tour where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is about 2 hours tuk tuk from the Old French Quarter but so absolutely worth it. There are only a handful of tourists that visit, due to its proximity to the main city area, and so is untouched and quiet and grounding. It's quite large as a standalone temple and extremely humbling when you stop clambering over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After visiting the temples of Angkor, treat yourself to a day trip to see a temple constructed by the same genius builder, but this one engulfed in the jungle, roots, and vines. There's so much to explore and if you bring older children, they'll certainly get to climb to their hearts' content! While lying in a state of ruin, enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited this temple as part of a cycle tour. It was a long way 55-60 klm and we decided to have lunch first at a restaurant over the road which had great food. The walk through this temple was almost spiritual. There were only a handful of other people there and it's quite a big area. It's easy to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This temple is about an hour's drive from the town, and so is comparatively expensive to visit. But it's worth it. The Apsara guides will take you through the chambers that are safe, and there is a walkway built for the film The Two Brothers that allows you to walk through the temple. All around, lying casually like debris, are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beng Mealea is very interesting. Not a lot of tourists so you can actually appreciate the temple whithout being pushed. Very peaceful after a long drive throug the Khmer country side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was a long drive from Siem Reap but o so worth it. No truck loads of tourist but a beautiful jungle temple that you can explore. There is (for how long?) a lot of freedom to explore the ruins yourself climbing in and out spots, small corridors et cetera. Just magical! Of course be wary of guides that walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's absolutely worth the day trip from Siem Reap to see this temple. The lack of real restoration makes it much different than what you'd find elsewhere in the Angkor complex. I really loved that you could explore at your leisure without tons of other tourists around. As my friend and I were leaving we did see a tour bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beng Mealea is located 2 hours away from Siem Reap. It is much less crowded than Ta Prom or Angkor wat. The site hasn't been much reconstructed and it gives a true idea of how has the temple evolved. Being in the middle of the forrest it is very cool during the hot season (good when you travel with little... More 

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