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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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Far out, but so worth it

Beng Mealea is a long drive out of town (about 65 Km), so best to start there early in the morning. We had a driver/guide who took us. This Temple is still pretty overgrown and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beng Mealea is a long drive out of town (about 65 Km), so best to start there early in the morning. We had a driver/guide who took us. This Temple is still pretty overgrown and some movies (Indiana Jones, I think) have been made here. Enjoyed getting "lost" in the jungle! Remember that there is a separate entrance fee of... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Entrance fee USD 5. Went on a Sat approx 9.30am and the place was filled with Chinese speaking older tourists who spoke loudly and spoilt the tranquil (no offence to all the Chinese out there as i am one myself) Honestly, it was giving me a headache and i was told to come ard 7am to avoid the crowd. As... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its funny how different people have different views I see that many reviewers think this was their favourite temple, it actually was my least favourite purely because you had to stay on a wooden walk way and could not deviate from the path or climb on any of the stones. Even if you have an Angkor pass the entrance fee... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's very long way from SiemReap , on the other side of Phnom Kulen(compared with its counterpart "Kbal spean" ).most beautiful Naga balustrade on the south gate is welcome me at the entrance .it's pity that the large hall on southern side ,not allowing tourists to pass inside;so just only see the exterior facade from elevated wooden walkway then pass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beng Melea is quite a ways out of Suem Reap. Took us over an hour to get there. The Temple has much greater number of trees growing among the temple structures but almost all the growth is much, much smaller than Ta Prohm. Our guide told us most of the trees are in the 25-75 year range while the largest... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How do you pick a favorite temple in a country filled with more than 4000? For me it was the mystical ruins that had been destroyed by time and war that resonated with me the most. Beng Mealea is quietly beautiful in its rugged condition. The moss and trees add to the mystery as you wander over and through the... More 

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Gloucestershire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beng Mealea hasn't had much if any restoration and you can picture it being found in the condition it's still in, with trees growing out of and on top of walls. The only concession to the tourist seems to be a wooden walkway which wends its way around the site with various steps and little viewing areas. A little off... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited Beng Mealea in 2002 - at that time it was really off the beaten track as the road leading to it was horrendous. Really felt that I could meet Indiana Jones around any corner as I had to crawl over and around fallen stones and huge roots. It really was fantastic. There were yellow tapes along some... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tomb raider atmosphere as the temple is built perch high up from the ground. An elevated walkway was built to surround the temple for sight seeing. A eerie sight and cooling atmosphere but the stone steps and ancient trees creeping in the temple brings a new sight into this old temple. An eye opener and worth the visit. Located... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is about an hour from Siem Reap but is worth the trip. It is much less restored than all the other temples I went to thus has a rawer feel to it .When we went it was thankful not that busy so sort of felt like you were genuinely exploring it.

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