If the temple and town crowds are getting your down, here is one of the best escapes to take you beyond Siem Reap’s limits and goes on into ancient forest where only sounds are those of the leaves falling and birds calling. This excursion offers a temple experience far removed from the much-visited Angkor complex.
Head to Koh Ker complex, situated 130 Km (2-hour drive) from Siem Reap. Koh Ker temple is a stunning seven level sandstone faced pyramid (35 meters high) – represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD. – 944 A.D. The scene is Koh Ker and the pyramid in question is a mountainous seven-tiered stone structure that forms the central attraction of this remote 10th-Century archaeological site. Explore the jungle temple of Beng Mealea on the way back. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea is one of the very few temples that actually give the opportunity to climb through it, giving a very ‘Indiana Jones’ feel to the experience.
- Pick up from hotel lobby at 8.00 am
- Head to discover the Koh Ker complex and visit the stunning seven level sandstone faced pyramid of Prasat Thom and its nearby temples.
- Picnic boxed luncheons are provided
- Experience “Indiana Jones” feel as you walk through the dense jungle Beng Mealea temple and climb through it.
- Return to your hotel
TOUR DURATION: 8 Hours
- Comfortable lightweight clothing and soft-soled walking shoes with low or no heels are suitable.
- For protection from sun, it is suggested you carry a sunhat and sunglasses.
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