One Day – Beng Meala + Koh Ker (1D7)
I. Destinations / Attractions:
Start at 7:30 AM
* Beng Melea (75 KM)
* Koh Ker (111 KM)
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.
Koh Ker is an Angkorian site in the northern part of Cambodia, about100 KM northeast of Angkor Wat. It was briefly the capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 under the reign of the king Jayavarman IV and his son Hasavarman II. The King Jayavarman IV moved the capital in 928 to Koh Ker, after the Khmer Empire had been established in the Angkor area. A great amount of temples were built under his reign, until his successor returned to the Angkor area about 20 years later.
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 per person
2. Koh Ker Temple Pass Fee = US$10 per 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.