Beng Mealea – The Jungle temple day trip

Location : Siem Reap

Travel Style : Adventure Tours

Duration : 1Day

Price : US$ 105.00

The crowds who come to Cambodia’s Angkor region are spoiled for choice when it comes to temples to visit. Within kilometers of the tourist town of Siem Reap are dozens of sites which can take days to explore. It’s no great surprise that visitors feel there’s enough to see without venturing too far – and fair enough, a lot of these people don’t have much time to spare.

The crowds who come to Cambodia’s Angkor region are spoiled for choice when it comes to temples to visit. Within kilometres of the tourist town of Siem Reap are dozens of sites which can take days to explore. It’s no great surprise that visitors feel there’s enough to see without venturing too far – and fair enough, a lot of these people don’t have much time to spare.

But the Angkor region is by far the biggest tourist drawcard in Cambodia and now attracts about two million people a year. So it’s hard to escape the tourist masses and find a site less trodden. That’s why the trip to Beng Mealea is so worthwhile.

An hour in the car from Siem Reap Is all it takes to discover a temple far from the crowds and in such a state that you can believe you are the first to find it, hidden and lost in the Cambodian jungle.

I arrive in the late afternoon with a guide and two other tourists. We are literally the only people here. The sun at this time of the day is low in the sky and is casting an orange hue across the land. But the colour is struggling to break through the trees. In the years Beng Mealea was abandoned, nature took its course and the whole site has been overrun by plants. Trees grow out of stone, vines are wrapped around gateways, and roots have stretched through walls. Combined with the parts of the temple which have collapsed from neglect, it creates a sense of romantic rustic ruins.

Get your adventure shoes on and head to Beng Mealea, the Jungle Temple, for some exploring. This magnificent ancient temple, dating back to the Angkor Wat era, is where urban civilization meets the jungle in a fight for supremacy. It’s impressive witnessing the power of nature as it slowly breaks apart the ancient walls, forcing roots between the blocks. Clamber through the rubble and among the vines to find hidden carvings from another time. Located nearly 70 kilometres from Siem Reap, this temple is off the beaten path and attracts fewer tourists. SMART TOUR TRAVEL would like to thank you so much for your traveling with us. We wish you all the best and hope to arrange your next Cambodia holiday.

 

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WHAT’S INCLUSION?

  • All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • English speaking guide (Other languages on request)
  • Entrance fees to indicated sights and activities as indicated
  • Bottled mineral water during touring days

 

WHAT’S EXCLUSION?

  • Drinks
  • Other meals
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Expenses during free time

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Smart Tour Travel offers private tour packages in Cambodia; during the tour, you will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel Cambodia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

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Smart Tour Travel  does understand that a good tour guide will make your Cambodia Kingdom of wonder a beautiful time and tour guides who work with us are well-paid, experienced with a university background, eager to exchange our culture, lifestyle, knowledge...with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. All of our tour guides in Cambodia are local guides. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos. If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience

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