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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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Certenly one of my favourite tample in Siem Riep. You will not feel visiting just a tample since trees and plants are everywhere around you. Beng Malea is probably comparable to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Certenly one of my favourite tample in Siem Riep. You will not feel visiting just a tample since trees and plants are everywhere around you. Beng Malea is probably comparable to Ta Phron but with the main difference that you can touch the nature going up and down the designed path. I suggest to visit the tample before 9am or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beng Mealea temple is a life changing experience. In some ways, its impact and shock value far exceeds that of Angkor Wat. Believe me, if you go to Cambodia and miss Beng Mealea, it's nothing short of a tragedy. My advice - hire a vehicle and go there !! Takes about an hour from Siem Reap This temple is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is not like any other temples in Cambodia, you can actually climb around the ruin walls around the temple ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Yes, this temple was better than Angkor Wat. It's about an hour of the city, so you'll need a car to get there, but it is unrestored, so I really felt like I was climbing through a jungle. So unbelievably gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Please do not miss this place, it is absolutely breathtaking. It might be a bit far from the Angkor Temples, but is it absolutely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ta Prohm used to be the place to visit for the Tomb Raider-like experience. That was before the movie came out. Beng Mealea is father away, and hasn't been tidied up for a big crowds. You will love this place if you want some more privacy while seeing a large temple still buried in the jungle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This temple is quite a challenge if you want to walk through all of the ruins and find the hidden treasures. It has an aoura of being the new untouched discovery. Just take the time to sit and look around you and think of how this must have been. You can combine this with a visit to Banteay Srei. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The hoards of loud tourists are concentrated in the walls. The joy of Beng Mealea is wandering around the outside, and occasionally scrambling over tumbled-down stones to explore forgotten corners. It's shady and cool and quiet and really special. We spent two hours here doing just that, and it was one of our favorite temples. But, again, don't let the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We chose to take a half day to travel 70 km to visit Beng Mealea. It was an outstanding decision. We went by car with our tour guide which added $40 to our cost, but it was well worth it. It was like entering a different world as it has not been restored. The trees and other vegetation have engulfed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved this place. It is a bit of a drive out there from Angkor Wat, maybe 40 minutes or so. A separate, $5 ticket must be purchased. There are way less people here. It looks as though they trimmed the hedges and that's about it. The place looks like a ruin, and you can explore all of it. The park... More 

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

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