One Day – Beng Meala + Floating Village (1D8)
I. Destinations / Attractions:
Start at 7:30 AM
* Beng Melea (75 KM)
* Kampong Phluk Stilt Village (Boat Trip)
Beng Mealea, very similar to Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century. Its current state is dominated by jungle. 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. Trees have grown out of the towers and vines entangle columns. Lintels and others building blocks lay around in a tumble and require visitors to climb up and down as they approach the completely collapsed central towers.
Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake. It is about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap Town. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques, and 3000 human inhabitants. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water.
IV. What is included:
1. An English-speaking tour guide
2. An A/C car or mini-van with a driver + gasoline + parking fee + complimentary cool drinking water
V. What is excluded:
1. Beng Mealea pass fee = US$5
2. Boat fee + floating village pass = US$20/person
3. Food + Beverage
4. Other personal expenses
VI. Other Important Information & Tips
1. Where to pick up: hotel, a place in town or at the Siem Reap Airport
2. Ending location: hotel or a place in town
3. Tour Duration: 8 Hours (flexible)
4. What to Wear: You can wear whatever clothing you feel comfortable (t-shirt & knee-length shorts are recommended). For footwear, sport shoes are recommended.
5. Make sure that your camera battery is fully charged and bring a reserved one if available.