Fantastic jungle experience at Beng Mealea Temple
Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. It is located 40 km east from the main group of temples at Angkor, Siem Reap, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps.
The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.
Beng Mealea is largely unrestored and off the beaten path, with trees and brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards. You can wander around a huge maze, looking at stones and columns lying in great heaps, and explored semi-collapsed tunnels. It is definitely not as many tourists as Angkor Wat!
If you are a bit tired of Angkor & looking for an extraordinary place without tons of people, just head to Beng Mealea.
Tours with this experience
Visit the eight meter tall statue of a Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue in Phnom Kulen
Explore the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea temple constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150)
Enjoy private transfer from/to hotel and travel with a friendly local tour guide
Take an hour's drive to the countryside of Siem Reap
Get amazed by the mystic scene of ruins, crumbling walls and stones at Beng Mealea Temple
Learn about the history and archiectural art of the Khmer empire
Private pickup and drop off at hotel and professional local guide
Take a close look at the ruined granduer of Beng Mealea Temple with moss covered walls and Apsara carving features
Enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the Tonle Sap Lake and witness the rustic beauty of this natural landscape
Learn about the floating life when talking with local people at Kampong Khleang, one of the largest settlements in the area
Private transfer round way from/to your hotel and friendly local tour guide
Get lost among the jungle-hidden and ancient temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea
Take a close look at the anicent architecture of Khmer Empire and Cambodians
Private roundtrip transfer and friendly local tour guide
Savor a delectable traditional dinner while watching Apsara Dance by talented artists
Walk through the countryside and interact with very kindly local people
Take a short cruise of sightseeing on Tonle Sap Lake and see the life on the water of local people
Visit Angkor famous architectural works: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Beng Mealea, Ta Prohm, etc
Explore Hariharalaya and the Rolous group to learn more about Khmer civilization
Discover Phnom Kulen mountain, the cradle of the ancient Khmer Empire
Enjoy private transfers and local guide on tour
Take a full-day cycling tour out of the crowded Angkor Temples
Gain the best insight into the Cambodian countryside with rice paddies, villages and green hills
Explore the ancient ruins and the stunning views from the top of Phnom Bok hill
Follow the elevated walkways to discover the Beng Mealea temple
Enjoy private transportation and a guided tour
Bike quiet back trails to see impressive Angkor temples and hidden ruins
Go beyond the center to visit other highlights: Banteay Samre, Bantay Srei, Banteay Ampil and Beng Mealea
Explore the surrounding Cambodian countryside with rice paddies and fruit farms
Take a unique kayaking experience to the amazing floating village and mangroves
Enjoy quality bike & experienced tour guide on tour
Visit the temples of Angkor, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker on bicycle
Challenge with a ride up to the top of Phnom Kulen and relax in the waterfall
Cycle through rural villages and admire the peaceful landscapes of Cambodia’s countryside
Do kayaking through Tonle Sap Lake and turn into the exotic mangrove forest seeing rare birds
Enjoy guided tour with quality bikes and supporting van
Take a Phnom Penh city tour through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”, Russian market and National Museum
Enjoy tropical beach relaxation on beautiful beaches of Koh Rong Island
Get amazed by the traditional dinner and Apsara Dance
Explore the picturesque temples of Angkor complex and surrouding sites
Embark a local boat trip to visit Kampong Phluk Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake
Enjoy private tour with professional local tour guide
Explore all the main sights of Angkor Complex including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Royal Enclose, Terrace of Elephant and Preah Khan Temple
Experience Cambodia's nightlife in full by tuk tuk and on foot
Join in the emotional performance of Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus
Visit the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire in Phnom Kulen
Discover ancient temples at the surrounding areas: Wat Damnak, Banteay Srei, Beng Mealea
Learn about the life on water from villagers of Kampong Khleang floating village in Tonle Sap Lake
Enjoy private lunches and dinners in romatic places
Stray from tourist trails and visit less-crowded temples on a 3-day tour from Siem Reap
Spend more time enjoying the beauty of Beng Mealea, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear tenples by trekking around
Discover historical information at Ta Mok’s house and Pol Pot tomb
Trekking in the famous Phnom Kulen mountain & Beng Melea temple
Visiting Preah Ang Chop Pagoda & 1000 lingas, take swimming in the waterfall of Phnom Kulen
Stopping over the natural Bat Cave on the way
Experience 2 nights in Tent
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