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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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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration 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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Worth the drive!

This temple complex is a drive from Angkor Wat, but definitely worth it. We hired a driver for the day to take us there, stopping for snacks along the road which was fun, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being Melea is a good hour away from a Siem Reap so it can be quite expensive as well as time consuming to go here, given it doesn't really near any other top sites to visit. I would rank it number five on the places to see list from SR and is the place to go if you want something... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small Temple, off the beaten track, about 1 hour in Tuk-tuk. Too many tourists but that is to be expected. Beware of the Chinese, they simply don't see you and stand in front when you are taking a picture. Loud and rude as nothing I have experienced in any other continent. It is a pleasant walk through the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This temple complex is a drive from Angkor Wat, but definitely worth it. We hired a driver for the day to take us there, stopping for snacks along the road which was fun, and showed us around the temple. It is different from Angkor Wat, and many fewer tourists which is really nice. You can walk all around, up and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Forget Ta Prohem, this should have been the Tomb Raider temple. I can totally see Lara Croft evading the bad guys throughout this massive complex. Beng Melea is one of the "remote" temples so apparently it does see as much traffic as it's cousin Ankgor Wat (I read the same king built both). That made it the perfect place to... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Several from additional major wats or temples in angkor wat, Beng mealea is special simply because of its raw unrestored face. You can actually see the beautiful temple ruins covered with greenery and it offers a sense of peacefulness and serenity as it is located in a deep forest. It is a big substance and it takes some time to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great outing for all of us , feeling relaxed and at ease admiring the breathtaking temple scenery set in a forest . The various entrances to this forest prasart makes for a memorable stroll with many village children showing their Hi 5. It's located about 40 km from Siem Reap and a motorbike will be a good way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Siem Reap and the archaeological park. We had visited all of the main ruins such as Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, etc. the first visit. Our objective was to re-visit the Angkor Wat Complex and then visit something new. We selected Beng Mealea and Banteay Srei to visit in the afternoon. Beng Mealea is only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These ruins are not as well-restored as others you may visit. A lot of piles of rubble, but some amazing architecture still in place. DO NOT climb about off the designated footpaths and DO NOT climb roots etc for photo ops...it's disrespectful, potentially dangerous and...pretty much awful. These are sacred grounds and must be treated as such...some areas are more... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're able to get a ride to visit the outskirts of Siem Reap, Beng Mealea needs to be on your to do list. Compared to the main group of temples, this place is actually pretty run down. Bricks are everywhere, most parts of this structure is kept at its original state of decay which stands out from what you've... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although slightly further out of town, approx 38 km, it is a ,use visits it is so different to all the other temples we visited. Tickets are purchased for USD 5 at a ticket office on the way. It is completely unrestored and is smaller than the others but worth the visit.

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