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Beng Mealea
Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea

Open daily 7:30am-5:30pm
Beng Mealea, Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The basics

A rural location away from the main Angkor temples means that Beng Mealea sees far fewer crowds. With that in mind, plenty of off-the-beaten-path sightseeing tours stop at the temple; tours tend to transport you by either tuk-tuk, air-conditioned vehicle, or on a bike. and usually combine Beng Mealea with the intricately-decorated Banteay Srei. Many continue on to Tonle Sap Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, and include a cruise to the floating villages of Kompong Khleang.

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Ultimate Angkor Wat Sunrise Tours, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei And Beng Mealea
Ultimate Angkor Wat Sunrise Tours, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei And Beng Mealea
$150.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best Angkor Wat tour guide when you intend to see a lot!!
We had an amazing trip with Sam our tourguide and driver. He could tell us so many details about the historical places we visited and also has hreat knowledge about his country's history. He took wonderful fotos from us from very special locations. The car was cooled down well and Sam dupplied us with as many water bottlrs as we needed. We can highly recommend this special tour were we visited 5 different temples within 11 hours. He could answer all our questions, and there were plenty of them. ;-)
Eveline_M, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Siem Reap

star-5
Great trip
Rahel_F, Mar 2022
Featured Private Tours To Floating Village Of Kompong Khleang-Beng Mealea Temple
We had a really good time and we’re very happy that we get a German guide and a really friendly driver ! They explain a lot and tried his best to make the day great for us!
star-5
Nice tour
Andrii_I, Feb 2020
Private Tour Angkor Wat Two Days - Sunrise - Banteay Srey (37Km) - Beng Mealea (75Km)
We have nice excursion with our guide Mr. Tasty! Tasty is speaking English fluency. He showed us many interesting things. We meet sunrise with him in Angkor Vat. It was beautiful view!
star-5
Motorbike tour with guide
cindymac, Feb 2020
Beng Mealea Discovery (By Motor Bike)
Was awesome riding through the countryside like the locals. We really enjoyed the delicious lunch stop for some relaxation in hammocks
star-4
Knowledgeable and Caring Guide
morherz, Feb 2020
Ultimate Angkor Wat Sunrise Tours, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei And Beng Mealea
I selected a solo tour because I didn't want to be rushed when exploring the temples. The guide was very considerate of my needs and went at my pace. After two of the more popular temples I requested that we go to temples with fewer tourists, because I wanted to take pictures without other tourists in them. The guide agreed, and our last two temples were wonderful - hardly any people. After 4 sites, I wilted and headed back to the hotel. I would recommend this tour.
star-5
We would strongly recommend the tour
Noriko_K, Jan 2020
Beng Mealea, Banteay Srei & Roulous Group
The tour was more than we expected. We had a great time with a guide who has amazing knowledge and hospitality. We questioned a lot about those temples and back ground history, but he answered all of them and made us more interested in Cambodia. We would like to appreciate to our guide and also to the driver. They made our trip impressive and satisfying. This opportunity leads us to have interest in Cambodia and its history more than before. Thank you so much.
star-5
Good trip
Kevin_B, Dec 2019
2-Days Private Tour Discovery Angkor Wat , Waterfall and Beng Mealea Temple
Very worth it. The only recommendation I would make is a return visit to Angkor Wat at sunset. We arrived a Angkor Wat about 1 hour before sunrise. It was wonderful to see it slowly come into view. But, you should also see Angkor Wat at sunset.
star-4
Rating Beng Malea tour
SUSMITA_B, Oct 2019
Beng Mealea Private Tour
It is a good tour & definitely worth taking Our guide Mr Li was good & courteous Beng Malea is a photographers delight Though it is quiet far from Siem Reap but the drive itself is very much enjoyable s
star-5
excellent guide and diriver !!
sylvainbeaumont, Oct 2019
2-Days Private Tour Explore Angkor Wat, Beng Mealea Temple and Floating Village
We have enjoyed every minute of our tour thanks to our guide "Mr T" and our driver Mr Lucky. We strongly recommend this tour with these excellent professionals.
star-5
Great tour with great guides!
Laura_D, Aug 2019
2-Days Private Tour Discovery Angkor Wat , Waterfall and Beng Mealea Temple
We had a wonderful time on our 2 day tour of Siem Reap! Sen Prourng (tour guide) and Jamesbone (driver) were excellent hosts. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and always catered to our wants and needs. If you take this tour, we highly recommend this duo!
star-5
Private Tour Angkor Wat Two Days - Sunrise - Banteay Srey - Beng Mealea
SOVAKAR, Jun 2019
Private Tour Angkor Wat Two Days - Sunrise - Banteay Srey (37Km) - Beng Mealea (75Km)
My family had a great time flexible to our requirements with Mr Chris.85512941715. Strongly recommend Mr Chris and Private Tour to Angkow Watt/ Cambodia
star-5
Great day out
Lorraine_C, Nov 2019
Private Tour to Beng Mealea Jungle Temple and Koh Ker
This was a very interesting tour with very few tourists so very easy to get good photos. No renovation has taken place so interesting to see how the jungle has taken over with trees acting like scaffolding to hold the buildings up. Our guide, Sopheak, spoke excellent English and his Toyota 4x4 was very comfortable with lots of legroom and very clean. He was also very prompt and picked us up from our hotel. It was a long day as it was 100 Kms outside Siem Reap near the Thai border but we covered a lot of temples. We also stopped on the roadside and watched local women preparing sticky rice in bamboo tubes, we bought some for a snack later. The restaurant Sopheak took us to was excellent with the food being cooked to order and delicious. Can highly recommend this tour as something out of the ordinary.
star-5
Explored Cambodia with the BEST tour guide
Derek, Feb 2020
2-Days Private Tour Discovery Angkor Wat, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Temple
My wife and did this tour just us two. Our tour guide, Sen, and our driver, Jamesbond. Sen ended up taking many pictures of us, as was very kind and new lots of the best spots for a good picture. He was very thoughtful, and frequently took pictures and videos of us on his phone when we weren’t looking, and sent them to us at the end of the day. We have so many amazing pictures thanks to him. Our driver always had a cold water and cold wipe for us when returning to the van after every temple visit, which was amazing to have since it was so hot out! Truly exceptional customer service. The 1st restaurant we went to after Angkor Wat wasn’t as good as many other places we ate at- and that’s really the only negative thing we have to say about the whole tour. We highly recommend going to Koh Ker- Sen mentioned not a lot of people go, and it was a magical experience getting to explore those temples practically alone. Prasat Bram in particular was breathtaking- like the “Tomb Raider” temple by Angkor Wat, many trees have grown on the temple buildings. Instead of Beng Melea, Sen offered to take us to Kompong Kleang floating village. We are SO glad we did, as it was a completely different side of Cambodia to see. It was both humbling and awe-inspiring to see their way of life. Sen had so much knowledge of Cambodia’s history, the history of all the temples (including the architecture and carvings) and we felt like he was truly welcoming and happy to share Cambodia with us. This is a tour you cannot miss!

Things to know before you go

*Admission to Beng Mealea is covered by the Angkor archeological pass—choose from 1-, 2-, or 3-day validity. *Due to uneven terrain and steps, Beng Mealea is inaccessible to travelers using wheelchairs and strollers. *There are generally a few stalls selling cold drinks and souvenirs outside of the main temple entrance; be sure to bring small denominations of cash.

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How to get there

Beng Mealea is 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of the major Angkor Wat complex. No public transport services visit the temple, so its worth visiting the temple by tuk-tuk or as part of a sightseeing tour.

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When to get there

The temple grounds are open from the early morning until late afternoon. Thanks to its out-of-the-way location, this temple rarely gets crowded; arrive just after opening to explore with heightened atmosphere.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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