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Beng Mealea

40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Day Trip to Beng Mealea Temple and Kampong Khleang from Siem Reap
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

About 1.5hrs away by car from Siem Reap, the ruins at Beng Mealea offer a very interesting experience as the complex is largely unrestored with heaps of stones lying in piles covered in green moss, and overgrown with foliage. If abandoned places and ruins fascinate...More

Thank Andy22L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beng Mealea is easily accessible via a good road from Siem Reap and can be easily be combined with Banteay Srei and Roulos as a kind of extra-large loop. You won't be alone, though, as bus tours now visit it, contrary to some guidebooks. As...More

Thank vladb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read 'History of Indian and Eastern Architecture' by James Fergusson et al and in the chapter covering Cambodia, three places were mentioned as 'must see': Angkor vat, Bayon and Being Mealea. While the first two are within easy reach in Siem Reap, Beng...More

Thank Kanakagiri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most parts are still as they have been discovered. Not too many tourists, so a good opportunity to get a feeling what Angkor must have been some years ago.

Thank carofee85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole historic temple area is surrounded by the jungle, which gives the temple a strong mysterious feeling. When I get in the temple area, and then see those temple structure, stones, roof, columns, mostly they are collapsed, some are still standing, but the condition...More

Thank William_C1028
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a full day tour including : Banteay Srei, Preah Vihear, Koh Ker, and Beng Mealea. I reach this temple when the dusk started to come, and the ray of sunset tried to pass through the thickness of the trees. I feel this temple...More

1  Thank Ignatia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is 70% ruins and no they haven't started redeveloping it yet but it is genuine and atmospheric. If you liked Ta Prohm then this is similar but less intact. It's still a pretty big site and there's a lot to photograph. I loved...More

1  Thank jrapeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beng Mealea is 70% collapsed and restoration work have not started yet. Like Ta Prohm, trees and roots did lots of damages. The famous Japanese animation Laputa was inspired by this temple.

Thank LloydCMC
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Nowhere compared to Ta Phrom. Quite far away from Siem Reap and it is not included in your Angkor Wat ticket that you have bought for $37 per person per day. You have to pay extra $5 per person and extra $10 to your guide...More

Thank TraavelGeek
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Beng Mealea.... Exploration of the dangerous kind. So disappointed to see that this temple, which is about two hours out of Siem Reap, is rapidly tumbling down. I estimate that twenty percent has fallen in since we were here three years ago, but what is...More

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Pokawee J
October 31, 2017|
Response from aesta | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can.
October 26, 2017|
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Response from ZacharyMarret | Reviewed this property |
It's easy to explore on your own. The temple is largely a ruin and there are only a few paths through it. However, if you're worried, hire a driver/guide. I'd set aside an hour or two to get there from Siem Reap, and maybe... More
Ambika R
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
Hi it takes 2 hrs from siem reap and can be done with banter samre and the roulos group of temples. Do NOT do the tonle sap tour, it was totally disappointing and rip off at usd20/pax for a short boat ride. We hired a... More