Visit Koh Ker temples, have a lunch at a local restaurant. See the Angkor Wat and experience the "lost jungle" feel
What to Expect
Itinerary Day 1
Today, you will drive to the north-east of Siem Reap (130KM) to visit the group of Koh Ker temples, the main one is Pyramid which were built by King Jayavarman IV (928-944). On the way back you will visit O Thmordab "stone Quarry", where the Khmer ancestors cut the sand stone to build temples in Cambodia.
The temple complex at Koh KOr northeast of Siem Reap, represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928AD-944AD, a very unique period ion the Age of Angkor. From the time of Khmer capital was first moved to the Angkorarea in the late 9th century, it would remain there for almost 500 years, with one brief interruption. What is known is that in 928AD. Have lunch at local restaurant.
Then you will visit Beng Mealea Temple, which was built at the end of 11th century as a model of Angkor Wat. The temple, Sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer. The temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly tourist,giving it an adventurous, ‘lost temple’ feel. Photographers: trees growing from the broken towers and galleries offer some of the best ‘tree in temple’ shots aside from Ta Promh.
Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Thought there are dome lintel and door way carvings, there are no bas-reliefs and the carving are comparatively spare. When the temple was active the walls may have been covered, painted or had frescos. In it time, Beng Melea was at the crossroads of several major highways that ran to Angkor, Koh Ker,Preah Vihear.
Itinerary Day 2
We go to visit the Floating Village by boat, you will discover the great lake "Tonle Sap"Chong Phneas: real Interior Ocean where there are a lot of fishes which were exported by the multiple villages of fishermen who you will have the occasion to approach. You will visit as well a fish & Crocodile Farms, and then have lunch at the local restaurant.
After lunch we go to visit the temples in the Roluos. The Rolous Group Temples: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. The temples are built from the early of Angkor Period (802-1431). Preah Ko temple was built by king Indravarman I in 879. Bakong was built in 881. And Lolei was built by king Yasovarman I in 893. You will have a buffet dinner with Apsara Dancing Show at the city restaurant. Back to hotel finish tour.
- Pick-up and Drop-off hotel in Siem Reap
- Transportation during the tour
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Drinking water and cool towel during trip
What's Not Included
- Your personal expenses
- Tour guide and driver’s tips
- Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant
- Buffet dinner with Apsara dancing show
- Any service not mentioned in the program
Know Before You Go
No show 100 % charge
1 week -1 day 50 % of the tour price
2 weeks -1 week 30 % of the tour price
3 weeks -2 weeks up 10 % of the tour price
4 weeks up no charge