Travel Cambodia arranges the 2 day trip to discover the famous Hindu temple located on the top of mountain by northern border of Cambodia kingdom. The journey bring you to less traveled area of Angkor Beng Mealea with thousand of great hand carving on ancient sandstone and rest of your time to Explore Preah Vihear and border area.
Departure from: Siem Reap
This morning, we depart from Siem Reap on the nice over 2 hour drive to visit Beng Mealea, known us “ Pond of Lotus” Temple dated early 11th Century by Suryavarman II asa Hindu Temple. Beng Mealea temple was hidden in a maze of jungle for hundred of years and recently found and opened for visitors. Climb over large sandstone blocks to reach the inner sanctuary and eerie worship corridor is an exploration to remember.
Architecturally, Beng Mealea is noted for its innovative, in its time, construction of hallways, it was a very large temple with wide galleries foreshadowing Angkor Wat. Garudas, hold up an outer platform, finer in detail than those to be found out in the elements of the Elephant Terrace at Angkor Thom. Surprises of fallen lintels with intricate carvings lay amongst the fallen wall and roofs.
Continue over an hour drive, we get to Koh Ker, a 10th century capital abandoned in the remote north of Cambodia for more than a thousand years. Enjoy a visit to the pyramid temple of Prasat Thom. Continue to explore the many temples at this incredible site, including the beautiful Prasat Krahom covered by jungle.
Have breakfast in the hotel and we leave early heading North on the bumpy road to Preah Vihear. Some part we got to use the special transfer of Preah Vihear complex.
Once you get to the Temple, enjoy the panorama view over the Thai border and discover the unique architectural complex of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases on an 800 meter long axis, is an outstanding masterpiece of Khmer architecture, in terms of plan, decoration and relationship to the spectacular landscape environment.
Situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia, the Temple of Preah Vihear is dedicated to Shiva. Nevertheless, its complex history can be traced to the 9th century, when the hermitage was founded. This site is particularly well preserved, mainly due to its remote location. The site is exceptional for the quality of its architecture, which is adapted to the natural environment and the religious function of the temple, as well as for the exceptional quality of its carved stone ornamentation. In the afternoon, we drive back to Siem Reap city.
Guest Name: Mr. Mac
N.of Person: 2 pax
Booked: Best Cambodia and Vietnam Highlight Trip
Tour Style: Classic Highlight Tours
Duration: 10 Days