BENG MEALEA-PREAH VIHEA-KOH KER-BANTEAY CHHMA.2DAYS

Duration: 2DAYS

Hight Light

    Start your long journey to Beng Mealea, the Lost Temples by Indiana Jones and The Two Brothers by a French movie maker, Jean Clake Annaud,  charming temple untouched temple hidden in the jungle, explore the lost treasure of Cambodia, Preah Vihear temple, visit the ruin Koh Ker and surrounding temples including old capital. Unforgettable visit to huge Shiva Linga ( Falic Symbol of God)We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple as we can get rid of the many tourists at Angkor area. Home stay at Banteay Chmma, and visit a hidden treasure of Bnateay Chmma and temples nearby that has been just rediscovered recently. Visit the local market in Banteay Chhmar and experience some typical Khmer village activities . 

 

Itinerary

DAY1.BENG MEALEA-KOH KER- PREAH VIHEAR 

Breakfast at the hotel, start your long journey to Beng Mealea to visit this temple. This remarkable temple was featured in the Lost Temples by Indiana Jones and The Two Brothers by a French movie maker, Jean Clake Annaud just before civil war in Cambodia. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple untouched temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. It has it own character which cannot be found in any other temple.  From here resume your adventure north-east to explore the lost treasure of Cambodia, Preh Vihear temple, built over the ninth to the 12 century,  that lead to a final ledge and commands stunning views and hard to find out the right words to tell about the monument and no space to describe its history. Excellent new flat road makes for very easy traveling. 

Lunch break neaby temple ( Khmer Food) 

On the way back visit the ruins Koh Ker and surroundings, the ancient 10-century capital of the Khmer Empire, over 150 kms away, deep in the jungle. This complex this complex has consecutive temples containing over 118. The beautiful new paved circle flat road makes for very easy way for an extensive tour around Lingapura, the city of the Lingas,  the Elephant temple and the main pyramid temple.

We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple enjoying greenery surrounded.

Back to Siem Reap for overnight stay

DAY2 . BANTEAY CHHMA AND IT'S UNSPLOILED SURROUNDINGS 

Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Banteay Chmar, a hidden treasure of Cambodia has just been rediscovered recently. Built in the late 12th century the Buddhist temple of Banteay Chhmar is said to be the state ruin in the northwest of Cambodia by Jayavaraman the VII for the dedication to his son who was killed by the Cham fleets.

The temple became increasingly rare, finally disappearing completely. This is the most isolated place in Cambodia. Still, however, the more smaller ruins are founded there; an imposing array of monuments from an ancient Khmer empire. Among the ruins is not only one of the largest Khmer temples that we know of (including those of the Angkor group), but also one of largest temples in the world. It time allows your guide and driver will escort you to see the former Cambodian refugee camp from 1979-1992, during the civil war.  Lunch at the community nearby the temple (Khmer food) 

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

Price Included

 TOUR DURATION: 3DAYS/2NIGHTS 

TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
 
 Our services include:
Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double shared room with daily breakfast
Dat trip to Banreay Chhma, lunch break in the community near temple 
Day trip to the isolated ruins of Siem Reap Beng Mealea, hill top temple Preah Vihear and hidden temples of Koh Ker and nearby.... 
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
English speaking local guide (or other languages supplements apply)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned insurance vehicle unless stated otherwise
Entrance fees to the park as mentioned in the program. Daily drinking water and cold towels 
 
Our services do not include:
Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD35/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)
Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice International and domestic flights
Meals other than mentioned above
Camera/video entrance fees
Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc…….)
Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation for Cambodia) 

Travel Information

  Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all participants of our Exploration Tours. A travel insurance policy to cover illness and injury, cancellation and curtailment of your journey, theft, loss of personal items like baggage and tickets, etc. is a necessity. The insurance policy should also cover ambulance rides, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of a body. Some insurance policies exclude "dangerous" activities which can include motorcycling, scuba diving, rock climbing, or any extreme adventure etc. If you are planning to do any of these "dangerous" activities while traveling, check the small print to see if you are covered. Make sure that family or friends at home know the address and telephone number of your insurance company and your insurance policy number. Find out in advance if your insurance policy will make payments to the providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenses. If you have to make a claim, you should keep all receipts (in English if possible) for medicines and medical treatment. If you have anything stolen and you want to make an insurance claim you must obtain an official statement from the police. For more information and to purchase travel insurance contacts a travel agent of travel insurer. Online information and purchase.
Health Advice
Drink lots of water. Never drink tap water purified, bottled water is available everywhere. Use an insect repellent against mosquitoes. It is the only way to be sure of protection against mosquito borne diseases. Since Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and light-weight clothing is best. Clothing made from natural fibers is the best option. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings or in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sun when sightseeing. When visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts (shoulder covered) are acceptable. Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas. For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts. Standard film, (such as Kodak, FUJI or Konica 100, ), slide and digital camera memory are widely available. Photos are inexpensive to process in the country. Any specialized photo equipment should be brought with you. Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installations is forbidden and discretion should be used when photographing people, particularly monks.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS .Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.
What to bring
A. Before you travel, Adventurous Asia gives you more scenes of understanding once you just search for information on its pages. Because many countries do not have waste collection services, try to pack as little as possible. When buying toiletries, use only biodegradable products. Asian countries have modest dress codes. Local woman and men cover a great part of their body. Revealing too much "flesh" is considered very rude and offensive in many cultures. And prevent you from real contact with local people. Leave high cut shorts, sleeveless tops and revealing swimming suits at home. Instead pack loose clothes that cover your arms and legs. This way you will be more readily accepted by local people, and also be protected against the sun and insects. Modest dress will also minimize the risk of sexual harassment; local men won't assume that you are "available". Leave expensive jewelry, watches and unimportant items at home. You do not need them while traveling and there is no need to show off your wealth to local people. We are rich in the west, but there is no need to remind the local people of our wealth.
B. What to Bring and How Long to Stay in Siem Reap Angkor Passes are sold at the Check point Counter, on the way to the Angkor Archaeological Park. Free photos taken are provided at the main entrance. Tickets bought are safely kept during your visit to Angkor, and carefully- strictly checked at every monument entrance gate. Visiting hours are 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Angkor Wat closes at 5h.30PM, Banteay Srey closes at 5:00PM and Kbal Spean at 3:00PM. For further visit, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Phnom Kulen are required to have the new passes.
What to Bring
Wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and perhaps sunscreen. Consider buying a traditional Khmer scarf (krama) to keep the sun off your neck. Carry a raincoat during the wet season, though you will probably only need it in the afternoon. You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. For serious temple explorers, a flashlight, notebook and compass can come in handy. Books, refreshments, trinkets, postcards and film are available from small vendors throughout the temple complex. 
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