“BengMelea, Koh Ker and Preah Khan Temple” Tours
- Start from Siem Reap
- Beng Mealea
- Koh Ker Temple
- Preah Khan Temple
Day 1 : Siem Reap-Beng Melea-Koh Ker
Depart on a dirt road to BengMelea temple, located 60 kilometres away. BengMelea is thought to be the prototype for Angkor Wat and is situated on the old Angkorian highway that connects to the great Preah Khan of Kampong Svay. It has over 11 galleries and is filed with hanging ferns and butterflies – just what you imagined you would find in Cambodia!
Continue on to SvayLeu and visit their small market. From here, travel through pristine forest to reach the small town of Seyiong. Koh Ker complex is seven kilometres away, with 118 temples to explore. This was the ancient tenth-century capital of the Khmer Empire, over 150 kilometres away from Siem Reap.
We begin the tour at the palaces before entering and standing in front of Prasat Thom. We travel onwards by motobike to Prasat 5 (5Temple), Prasat Chen (Chinese Temple) PrasatKamou (Black Temple), Lingapura – the City of the Lingas, the haunting Elephant temple, and a host of other ancient temples before returning to our overnight accommodation. We stay in the small village of Koh Ker, with a population of only 75 families.
After lunch, we spend a blissful afternoon exploring the ruins. There is nothing quite like a night in a remote Cambodian village. The sights and sounds, and an opportunity for cultural exchange over dinner at one of our jungle lodges.
Day 2 : Koh Ker-Preah Khan Temple
After breakfast, we travel down an Old Angkorian highway to Preah Khan Temple, the ancient capital located in Preah Vihear. Preah Khan, commonly known as Bakan temple, is located 180 kilometres through deep jungle via small tracks and trails and remote villages.
It is a challenging ride over ancient bridges with many twists and turns.Following this, we make numerous small stops in villages and along the road.
We arrive in the late afternoon at Ta Seng village to visit with locals. We sleep in a cabana located inside the gates of Bakan temple, a stunning location for a campfire. We set up a barbeque for the evening, and invite residents of the village to join us for dinner and camping. Alternatively, you can stay in the home of the village leader, but it is also quite basic.
Day 3 : Back to Siem Reap
After breakfast, we travel back to Siem Reap, in the morning, we tour around some of the remote temples outside the rampart of the great temple complex befree making our way back to Siem Reap.
Departure: 7:30 am
Return: 5:00 am
- $400.00 per person ( for 1 person travelling )
- $300.00 per person ( for 2 people travelling )
- Experienced guide
- self-drive a 125cc motorbike
- all entrance fees including Melea Temples
- Koh Ker temple and all accommodation bottled water
- 2 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 2 dinners