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Beng Mealea, Siem Reap Province

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
Discovered in the jungle, the gigantic ruins of Beng Mealea offer fabulous scenery reminiscent of an Indiana Jones movie. Built in the early 12th century, possibly as a prototype to Angkor Wat, this enormous temple complex is surrounded by a huge moat measuring 1.2 by 0.9 km (0.75 by 0.56 mi). Feel the power of nature as you admire intricate stone carvings and finely chiseled blocks of stone covered by lush vegetation. Roots and crowns of ancient trees protruding from even older stone structures provide shade. Some tours include lunch served under a tent next to the ruins, but regardless of how you visit the complex, you should stick to the boardwalks and beware of snakes. Plan to see Beng Mealea and other attractions that appeal to you using our Siem Reap itinerary maker.
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  • This temple is about 65kms out of Siem Reap but well worth the trip! Combine it with a trip to Kampong Khleang on Tonle Sap Lake to make the day worthwhile! You will need a car/driver for the day as i...  read more »
  • It did participate at GW from the Japan tour. Tour round a house tour of Cambodia and benmeria and trensap Lake and made the 7,500 yen in a day (lunch and souvenirs with) or. Benmeria ruins collapse be proceeding in silent Angkor than yes I did this. Visit the houses located near Homma UNICEF photo of children and also houses a this with no water, electricity or have a valuable experience in.
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  • Built on a tour of the trip with friends, walk around in the afternoon. Go where tourists often here is relatively quiet. Is a mysterious place understand models of Laputa.
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  • This Place is around 40 km outside of Siem Reap. If you are lasting out in Siem Reap for an extended period, I would recommend you see this spot. You will probably require to rent a car to produce here as there is a new stretch of highway for cars. I did not see any tuk tuks along the route.
  • In some ways even more impressive than Angkor Wat. Here you can get a sense of what people found when they stumbled in the temples in the jungle almost 2 hundred years ago. And you can we'll understand why locals thought them to be haunted.
  • A bit far from the angkor wat circuit but a mist see! This for sure is where the game temple run in smart phone come alive. There are also a lot of mahogany trees in the area. So nice!
  • This temple is well worth a visit. It is huge and you get to explore all around it. It starts with a wooden walkway through the temple, but then you can explore some of the further areas more closely.
  • For me this is the must visit temple if you want to try imagine how amazing this civilization was to be able to built these structures but also how powerful nature and how it destroyed this temple, also you will be able to have your own adventure walking or exploring in the ruins so if you have a spirit of adventure you must visit this temple!
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