Preah Vihear, Koh Ker And Beng Mealea Off Beaten Track
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- Licence tour guide
- Private Tour
- Bottle Water
- Everything not mentioned are excluded
- entrance ticket
Preah Vihear TempleAfter we meet at the Hotel we will proceed to Preah Vihear, the journey take around 3 hours from Siem Reap city, along the way our licensed tour guide will explain to you some interesting local life, plantations, and Cambodian history. Preah Vihear is one of the most beautiful located along with Cambodia - Thailand border, Preah Vihear been listed as a world heritage sights in 2008 which was a conflict between Cambodian and Thai army fight for territory and temple. The war start in 2008 and ended in 2011 after Cambodia won at ICJ. Preah Vihear was built by 3 kings and it takes over 300 years to built, Yasovarman I ( 889-910 ) in 893, Suryavarman I ( 1002-1049 ) and finally complete by King Suryavarman II ( 1113-1150 ) which known as the King who built Angkor Wat, located on top of Dang Rek mountain 550 meters high. The main purpose of the temple is the mountain temple which is the symbolism of sacred mountain “Meru” where is the abode of all the gods of Hindu.
Koh Ker TempleAfter we finished Preah Vihear we will head to our next scheduled is Koh Ker we spend around 2 hours getting to Koh Ker, along the way we can see many types of local plantations such as tapiocas, mangos, pepper, bananas...etc. Koh Ker is an old ancient Khmer Capital city from 921 - 944 by King Jayavarman IV from 921-942 and his son Harshavarman II role from 942-944. Koh Ker is known as the Cambodian Pyramid temple, 36 meters high and on top, there is an impressive shrine with two meters high Lingas. Our guide will explain more about these temples while the tour is there. You could get to the top of the temple to get a nice view with amazing fresh air. After we finish Koh Ker we will head to Prasad Pram five towers temples, the amazing of this temple is there are trees growing up on top of the temple. The best tip was seeing temples in Koh Ker are very quiet, Off beaten track trip.
Beng MealeaAfter we finished Koh Ker we will head to our final destination Beng Mealea it will take one hour drive. Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and 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. The corridor in the temple. The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century.