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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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Amazing! Worth it! Favorite temple!

The day after we toured around Angkor and looked at all the famous temples, we rented a motorbike and drove around 1,5h (2ppl on one bike) to Beng Malea. There are no signs, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The day after we toured around Angkor and looked at all the famous temples, we rented a motorbike and drove around 1,5h (2ppl on one bike) to Beng Malea. There are no signs, so make sure to look at directions before you leave or bring a map. It's quite simple to get there though. We arrived midday and realized it... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After a long day in and around Angkor Wat we decided to go on a little bit more adventoures tempel tour. The Beng Mealea is around 70 km out of town and you can hire a tuk-tuk, car, bike or a scooter (yes you can). We decided to get our own scooter and drove out there. It takes around 1,5... More 

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ipoh perak malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we take 2 hrs (by tutuk) to reach here, but what you can see are stone...stone ...stone. if you really like to visit this place, strongly recommended you to take a car and not tutuk. entry fee : USD5 per head

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is far from Siem Reap and there isn't anything else worth seeing around it, but it's worth the trip. You are free to walk around almost anywhere, climb the stone walls or the trees, take beautiful pictures. It is a favorite of Japanese and Chinese tourists, so go early before the tour buses get there.

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Can Tho, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I visited the temple with my girlfriend through a tour we booked at our guesthouse Seven Candles. We had been to Angkor already but still found Beng Mealea to be incredibly worthwhile. It's even more ruined than Ta Phrom with trees and roots growing everywhere. Nature has truly taken over... It's a fantastic place to wonder and wander around, beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Hi if yr going to seim reap cambodia to see anchor war. Do yrself a favour hire a cab for approx $40-60 USD and get out 77kms from seim reap to the most beautiful gorgeous temple that you could ever see .bent melea .Wow wow wow .climb into another world and start clicking the most amazingly beautiful part of yesteryear... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Yes, It is far from the other Angkorian temples, however getting the chance to climb through the collapsed ruins definitely worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Spent 3 days trying to see as much as possible around Angkor and this was a clear favourite, extra effort and cost to get here well worth it. Mind blowing temple and for the sure footed an opportunity to scramble amongst the ruins accompanied by a caretaker/guide who didn't seem to be expecting payment. For the less agile a wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My favourite temple out of the Angkor temples. We travelled the 70km by tuk tuk, which was much better than it sounds. Arriving early we had the temple to ourselves and used one of the friendly local guides (free but give a tip) to show us where we could clamber over the ruins and through dark chambers. Extremely photogenic temple.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I just have one word for this place: WOW. The place has (fortunately/unfortunately) not been restored, so you will feel like Indiana Jones/Lara Croft going through the mossy and slippery rocks, entering untouched crevices and tunnels, trekking your way to take-in this beauty called Bang Mealea. It is not frequented with many tourists (at least when I went there) so... More 

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Address: 40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia

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