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Address: 40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Phone Number:
85517692736
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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$150.00*
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Private Tour: Beng Mealea Jungle Temple and Kompong Pluk Floating Village
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Day Trip to Beng Mealea Temple and Kampong Khleang from Siem Reap
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$153.75*
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Full-Day Boat Trip to Kampong Khleang and Beng Mealea Temple from Siem Reap

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Really enjoyed this jungle temple,. There were tourists but it was still possible to enjoy and appreciate this overgrown gem which was built as a model for Angkor Wat. Walkways... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Catherine W
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this jungle temple,. There were tourists but it was still possible to enjoy and appreciate this overgrown gem which was built as a model for Angkor Wat. Walkways take you through the ruins where huge blocks of stones lie in heaps and trees straddle the walls. Hopefully it will be left in this unrestored state. When we went... More 

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Thank Catherine W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I LOVE this place more than Ta Prohm. Although there are wooden bridges built for safety reasons, we can still feel the genuine-untouched nature of the place. The place is huge we can imagine the grand of the temple it once was. Go early in the morning so you don't have to see the beauty of the place contaminated by... More 

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Thank Rose C
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat off the beaten path, it's a spectacular complex that pre-dates Angkor. Impressive ruins in a calm and peacefull surrounding. Much less crowded than it's big brother Angkor. Entrance fee is only 5$ and it's worth every penny of it.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small - relatively, anyway - temple. No grand complex, no towering spires. But it has a charm of its own. It comes across as a more intimate experience. Parts are still unreconstructed, and those are, to me, the most engaging areas. I'd get there early, even if it means leaving Siem Reap at the crack of dawn. Being... More 

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Thank Albert Y
australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the least refurbished but spectacular. Just beware of large groups - they can really wreck the whole experience.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply amazing to see the roots of trees and vines completely taking over this temple ruins. Some of the temple has collapsed, but there is still much in tact to see. Simply breathtaking. Enjoy.

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Thank Kyle L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beng Melea is 1.5-2 hours away from Siem Reap. Start EARLY, say 6-630 am and explore it before the tour buses arrive (it seems like it is the first stop on most tours so you need to miss the crowds and catch it in the early morning light). It is BEAUTIFUL and the fact that it is way less preserved... More 

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Thank Adiba A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the right Guide and you will have an experience. Is far away. But worth every second you are there. Go with time. It doesn't take more then 1,5h to see it. But you should enjoy the trip there.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to explore ... definitely a good place to snap stunning photo too while looking at the awesome sculptures of ancient kingdom.

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boston, ma area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beng Mealea is the newest in terms of discovery and the least restored of the temples accessible by the general public, and comes as close to the "ruined temple brooding in the jungle" as is compatible with prudent tourism. It is a largely ruined and unrestored temple a bit away from the main areas of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.... More 

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