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40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Judging from the lack of crowds, most visitors to Siem Reap don't make it out to Beng Mealea. Their loss, big time. In some respects, this was my favorite. The temple was built by the same King who built Angkor Wat, but this one lies...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stempster
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beng Mealea is about a 30-minute drive away from the main Angkor sites, which I have visited several tines. This ancient temple has not been restored as much as some others and is more “jungly” and less crowded. I recommend Beng Mealea for those who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cathie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was built in the 12 century and is a hidden unrepaired temple. It they built scaffolding for easy access and touring. A cool space. You don’t need a guide but is it helpful. Also there is a $5 supplement for this temple.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are few places on this planet that take my breath away like Angkor wat and it’s surrounding temples. I’d recommend getting to the temples as early in the morning as possible. Guides are helpful but not necessary. Depends on your interests. You need a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say about this it is like an Indiana Jones Adventure or Haiyo Miyazaki film. It was a really long drive but so worth it! Spend the $5 dollar entrance fee and see what these temples looked like before they were restored!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denkidude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after that Tomb Raider kick, Beng Melea is a much better pick than Ta Phrom. It is lonely, thoroughly overgrown and empty as a result. The only downside is the 1.5hr roadtrip to get there. Don‘t bother if you are short on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nikop767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 60+KM (1.5 hour) journey to Beng Mealea Temple. It was O-Kay. If you have days to kill, it's not bad but we didn't necessarily love it. Yes it's the 'newest temples they've found (2008) but it's a long way to go for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cemily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful trip. The temple was located a little off from the city. About one hour drive. We hired a car. At a first glance, it looked like just ruins. But walkboard leaded us to inside the temple and we could feel the real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bongsoo K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The taxi guide told me to visit this place, from the airport. It was a surprisingly amazing visit... a must-see site in Siem Reap, not so central, but worth the visit!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rafaribas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place. A temple hidden in the jungle outside of the main tourist track. I loved this temple and it is a must see for the mire adventurous traveler to Cambodia.

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 6, 2017|
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Response from Thung673 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, inside the actual temple you are not allowed to walk outside the wooden walkways. You an only do so in the outer temple and outside the temple around the moat.
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Thung673 | Reviewed this property |
will be painful experience as it is a long drive (by car approx 1 hr if I am not mistaken).