Siem Reap and Kulen mountain (C2)
07:00 – pickup from your hotel
Car or Bus
18:00 – return to
Once at the Beng Mealea temple, guests will have 1 hour to explore this Angkorian period temple.
Beng Mealea (ប្រាសាទបឹងមាលា “lotus pond”) is a temple from the Angkor Wat period and located 40 km east of the main Angkor temples by the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay.
Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and the temple is largely unrestored with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards while many of its stones lying in great heaps. For years it was difficult to reach, but a road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more visitors are coming to the site, as it is 77 km from Siem Reap by road.