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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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Spectacular, mystical ruins

We visited Beng Mealea with a guide (Angkor Guide Sam Tours) in the pouring rain – it was one of the best experiences that we had in Siem Reap! The temple itself is unrestored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Beng Mealea with a guide (Angkor Guide Sam Tours) in the pouring rain – it was one of the best experiences that we had in Siem Reap! The temple itself is unrestored and mostly in ruins, largely viewed from a boardwalk. This enables a great vantage point to look over the temple and get some wonderful, atmospheric shots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is very similar to Ta Prohm in the Angkor complex, trees growing out of and over the walls of the ruins. You can't walk through it like Ta Prohm, however, to view the temple you walk round on a wooden gang way but it is still well worth it. what you see is how the temple was left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent adventure to walk through a grand temple that has not been restored. A wooden walkway with stairs will lead you safely through the site. We went with a local guide that was able to point out the many archways & carvings hidden in the remains. Well worth the $5 entrance fee. This money goes towards the salary of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beng Bealea is a bit of a drive, but completely worth it. Not as many visitors, not as 'restored'. I felt like we were discovering it for the first time. Tree roots growing in temple walls. Magical place. Bring your camera.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is abt 60% in ruins. Not much restoration works done. Be expected to see mostly ruins. There are some local kids hanging around inside the temple ground, giving directions n posing for photos in return asking for $. Just say no to them nicely n they wont bother u.... but amazingly... they can speak in many languages, seriously....english,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By leaving Siem Reap at about 7am we were amongst the only people at this temple. Having such a remarkable place to yourself is awe inspiring. Being almost entirely unrestored (there are some stairs etc) you need to tread carefully here, wear sturdy walking sandals, not point stilettos like I saw one girl wearing! Lots os mosquito repellent is necessary... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this temple is about 2 hours from Siem Reap by tuktuk but it is worth it. There's been very little restoration done at this temple and it is absolute beautiful as a result. Ta Phrom just looks like a well manicured lawn compared to the natural beauty of Beng Mealea. A must see if you have the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 6 days in Siem Reap and i read that this temple was amazing. We took a tuk-tuk for $35 to give us a lift there. It is great but i expected more. You cannot really climb on every stones anymore. Also you really have to be there early otherwise you will be with the Chinese group and they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An hour and a half away from Siem Reap is the most amazing experience... I was intrigued by Ta Prohm, but this site impressed me even more in its surrealist state. There are remnants of intricate carving in fallen panels, a tree soaring out of a mountain of stone pieces that once composed the central tower, and everywhere a feeling... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you have the time to incorporate this beautiful jungle temple into your itinerary. A chance to get out into the countryside and to immerse yourself in local Cambodian culture in what is a beautiful journey .. with treasured cultural moments.

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