Day trip

From Siem Reap: Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temples Tour

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84 reviews

Activity provider:Siem Reap Shuttle
Day trip

From Siem Reap: Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temples Tour

Activity provider:Siem Reap Shuttle

From US$ 50 per person

Journey back in time and explore the mysterious temples of Koh Ker and Beng Mealea on a tour departing from Siem Reap. Learn more about the former royal capital of Cambodia during the Khmer Empire.

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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from your hotel/accommodation in Siem Reap. Please provide your accommodation details upon booking and be ready for pickup at your hotel 30 minutes before the tour start time.
Private or small groups available


  • See the remains of the majestic seven-tiered pyramid at Koh Ker
  • Escape the crowds with a stop at the less visited Beng Mealea temple
  • Learn more about the history and culture of the Khmer Empire
  • Make a few stops along the way to try some traditional local products
  • Witness the beauty of the Cambodian countryside in an authentic village
Full description

Depart Siem Reap and journey through the beautiful countryside to explore the ruins of Beng Mealea temple on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay.  Built out of sandstone as a Hindu temple in the 12th century, Beng Mealea has been partly reclaimed by nature where remains of the towers and courtyards can be seen in the thick brush of the dense jungle.  Travel on to Koh Ker, abandoned to the forests north of Siem Reap, and see some of the linga-shrines reclaimed from nature. Marvel at the ruins of sacred sites such as Prasat Thom, Prasat Pram, and Prasat Chrap, and get fascinating insights into the history, culture, and religions of the time. Relax in a nearby restaurant, where you can try traditional curries, soups, and stir-fries at your own expense. After your tour, be transported back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by quality vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Cold towels
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fee to Beng Mealea (Angkor Wat ticket required)
  • Entrance fee to Koh Ker
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Keep in mind private transportation options do not include a guide, unless booked as an add-on
  • The dress code is comfortable and casual. However, please respect the ancient religious grounds during your visit
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or in a wheelchair
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
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4.8 /5

based on 84 reviews

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Our tour today was fantastic! Our tour guide, Kim was extremely knowledgeable, explaining details of the temples but also happy to answer any questions we had about the temples and Cambodian culture/history. He made sure we visited the temples in an order that meant we were the only people there - a rare experience. Thank you for a wonderful day!

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April 25, 2023

I’m super happy that I decided to spend my 3d in Siem Riep joying this tour. It’s incredible unique experience that is very different from Ankor Wat but in my opinion greatly complements main Ankor Wat tours. Our tour guide, Mr. Touch Chanthy, made this experience very special providing us with interesting historical information on visited temples and giving us enough time and space to enjoy unique atmosphere. I highly recommend everyone this unique experience that so much different from main tramples, I would say this tour is a “hidden gem” of Siem Riep visit.

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April 21, 2023

I had a private tour and my guide was Ry he was great! I learned a lot about Cambodia’s history. The driver was great as well, I just don’t remember his name but I appreciate how attentive he was making sure I had water and that the car was on before we got to the vehicle. It was a hot day and the cold towels he gave me was very helpful.

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April 14, 2023

Product ID: 163431