Beng Mealea temple and Kampong Khleang fishing village

Overview

Discover the unrestored 12th century sandstone temple of Beng Mealea, where delicate bas-reliefs emerge from the enchroaching forest and jungle.
Get a glimpse of traditional life in Cambodia at Kampong Khleang, a fishing village of stilt houses located on the shore of the Tonle Sap Lake.

Highlights

  • The raw beauty of Beng Mealea temple in its almost untouched jungle environment, the ultimate Indiana Jones experience
  • The delicate bas-reliefs depicting ancient Hindu and Buddhist motifs
  • The high stilt houses of Kampong Khleang fishermen
  • Community fishing activities

Itinerary

Full-day tour from Siem Reap.

In the morning explore Beng Mealea, built as a Hindu temple in the 12th century but with some bas-reliefs depicting Buddhist motifs.

Afternoon at Kampong Khleang, a permanent community of fishermen living in stilt houses on the shore of the Tonle Sap Lake. Many houses rise up to 10 meters from the ground during the dry season and are almost flooded during the monsoon. Explore fishing activities and the surrounding flooded forest by motorboat.

Inclusions

  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transportation
  • Khmer set lunch,
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off,
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Hotel
  • Temple pass
  • Boat fees (no boat fees for children under ten years of age)
  • Soft or alcoholic drinks during meal
  • Bank transfer charges
  • Tipping for guide, driver, etc.

What to bring

  • Temple pass
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Pair of walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunblock

Terms and conditions

  • Minimum 2 adults per booking
  • Cancellation with full refund up to one day prior to the scheduled departure of the tour
  • Compliance with the Angkor Code of Conduct

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