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Tonle Sap Floating Villages & Beng Mealea Temple Photo Tour

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Go on a combined full-day tour of the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake and the jungle-clad Beng Mealea Temple. See the enchanting stilt houses of Tonle Sap, then buy fresh fish at a floating market to enjoy at a local house.
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Duration: 1 day
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pick-ups available from Siem Reap hotels, with 24-hour advance notice of pick-up location. Alternatively, meet at the tour office at 435 Street 20, Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap. Please be ready 15 minutes before scheduled tour time.

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  • Explore the floating markets and villages of Tonle Lap Sap Lake
  • Cruise around the stilt houses of Kompong Khleang
  • Visit a floating fish market to purchase fresh fish and interact with friendly fishermen
  • Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish at a local stilt house
  • Take a scenic drive to the jungle-clad Beng Mealea Temple
  • Discover one of the best Khmer Angkor-style temples in its raw, mysterious and unrestored state
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and enjoy a full-day guided tour of the tranquil Cambodian countryside on the busy city’s doorstep. Following an early morning pick-up in Siem Reap, drive for approximately 75 minutes alongside rice fields and beautiful sugar-palm trees.

Stop en route to take photos and experience the sights and sounds of a local market and village school. Your approach to the village of Kompong Khleang will be by road in the dry season, or by boat in the flood season (August to February), when the village is at its most spectacular at low water, and the charming stilt houses tower more than 30 feet (up to 10 meters) above the river.

At high water the atmosphere changes markedly. The roads become canals, offering the chance to cruise by private chartered boat between the houses of this ”Venice of Southeast Asia.” Visit the floating fish market, where you will meet friendly fishermen as the guide buys fresh fish for your lunch. After your meal, prepared at a stilt house of a local village family, enjoy a scenic drive to Beng Mealea Temple.

Beng Mealea Temple is a fabulous place for those who want to experience a vast and spectacular jungle temple in its raw unrestored state. Set within a moat of more than 0.5 square miles (1.5 square kilometers) the Hindu temple, with Buddhist motifs, is the most mysterious of all the temples of the Angkor style. Cloaked in thick vegetation, with huge trees sprouting from its ruins, Beng Mealea remains much as it did when it was discovered in 1990.
  • Transportation
  • Tonle Sap boat cruise
  • Entrance fees to Beng Mealea
  • Qualified English speaking Khmer tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Other meals and refreshments
  • Tips

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This guided tour is best for experienced photographers. The guide leads you to the best spots at the most appropriate times to capture your perfect picture and avoid crowds. They will present appropriate historical and culture information but will not offer photography instruction.

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Product ID: 5585