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Address: 40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Phone Number: 85517692736
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Perfect Ruins

Beng Mealea is located some 70 km from Siem Reap, require at least half a day excursion. We rented tuk-tuk and it took us almost two hours to get here. The journey a was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shahul Hameed S
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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329 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beng Mealea is located some 70 km from Siem Reap, require at least half a day excursion. We rented tuk-tuk and it took us almost two hours to get here. The journey a was great, passing through the country sides and for a brief moment glazing over their life. The entrance fee for Bend Mealea is USD 5, not included... More 

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Thank Shahul Hameed S
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hired a private minivan and driver from Siem Reap ($75USD for the day). We went early to avoid the tour buses - THIS IS A MUST. We left at 6.45am and arrived just before 8. It is an easy and really delightful taxi ride with lots of interesting insight into the daily lives of villagers. I wouldn't recommend you... More 

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Thank Kathryn H
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple was part of my tour itinerary and I am glad I went. Most of the temple was in ruins which added to the ambience along with the overgrown trees and their roots digging themselves into the rock. It took over an hour to get there and there were definitely fewer tourists. You can stay as long as you... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I also really liked Bayon, this temple was my overall favorite because it is only semi-restored. The piles of stones encourage the inner explorer to emerge. I also got some pictures that remind me of ancient emoticons - a row of smiley faces that I didn't expect to find in the middle of the temple. It takes about 1.5... More 

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Thank Michael T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was atmospheric, broody and magnificent. We went at midday and was surprised how quiet it was. You can easily spend a few hours wondering around the amalgamation of rocks, tree roots and beautiful structures. We made our way round the whole of the perimetre first before going through the wooden walkway in the middle.

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Gurgaon, India
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

while planning our trip to siem reap i read somewhere in lonely planet that this was an "ultimate indiana jones" experience - and my mental reaction was -oh they are just dramaticizing the whole thing. but once i reached there- i realized how true the description is! we reached there around 7.30 am and our guide narin took us through... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About 90 mins in van from Siem Reap. Arrive about 8.45 to avoid large and often noisy disrespectful coach loads tourists about 10 am. We had place more or less to ourselves and bird song,makes for great photos. Huge temple not yet being restored wrapped in strangler fig tree roots holding structure together in places. Take a guide so you... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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543 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So far the place is quite silent and peaceful, but if you arrive around 1000, you’ll arrive about the same time as the Chinese bus coaches which will make the place a lot noisier. However, the groups tend to whisk past quite quickly, so if you slow down and let the groups pass, then the silence will return. Sometimes listed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited Beng Melea during our Angkor Wat tour.. Beng Melea, as I said also in other posts, is a must see.. it's something you don't expect to enjoy and you end up loving it. Btw, Beng Melea is very different in terms of architecture from Angkor Wat: you walk on the main wall/platform and you enjoy the view from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! We were able to go in the afternoon when it wasn't very busy so we got the full atmosphere and mood of the ruined temple. The wooden walkways blend into the background looking organic in amongst the roots of trees and climbing vines and also gives it a semi-indiana-jones-feel. There were times when we couldn't see another... More 

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