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40 km east of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beng Mealea or Bubg Mealeag means "lkotus pond" is a temple in the Angkor Wat period located 40 kilometers east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Cambodia on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. .It was built as a Hindu...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the grand and small circuit and save one extra day to be able to go to Beng Mealea and It doesn't disappoint! Totally worth the extra distance...The vegetation and nature rules this temple, it is totally wonderful and amazing to walk around and...More

1  Thank GinaBolano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here right at the end of the day and were almost alone in the temples. The walkways cross from one amazing picturesque scene to another. It would be nice to see everything restored but it's also got a certain charm in the vine-covered...More

1  Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My husband and I visited almost all of the Angkor temples over the course of 7 days. We hired a car and driver to take us to Beng Mealea as it was quite a way to travel so didn't fancy it in a tuk tuk....More

Thank vixjordan
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This temple was built around the time of Angor Wat, but has not been restored, so it's still in its full state of decay. Beautiful! We asked our guide to take us here early, fearing huge crowds, but he said afternoon would be better. There...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

...WOW you'd think Indiana Jones here! These historical, amazing ruins are incredible, and best of all on these scorching HOT HOT days is that they are mostly covered by the gorgeous, massive trees. Such an incredible experience, it's soooo worth the 1.5 hours drive from...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

A little bit off the chain of Angkor in Siem Reap, about 45 minutes drive. It is better to head out very early in the day before your tour of any of the Angkor. Very hot so wear comfortable walking shoes and bring lot of...More

Thank hathanhh2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Although this temple is out of town it is well worth it. It's also only $5 USD to get in. Even after being destroyed by war, it has aged gracefully. We hired a private driver and managed to miss the tour groups. We also walked...More

Thank lvtravelbug7
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Lots of vegetation growing thru the ruins which is quite beautiful. Deeply embedded in the forest so there is quite a bit of moss growing on the stone. A majority of the complex has come down. Not as big or intricate as Angor Wat and...More

1  Thank Jkarr11
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A ruin site with only a few tourists. You get to see the real beauty inside a forest with lots of interesting plants. I even saw the tree with blood. Recommend you bring a knowledge guide with you to know the plants trees etc as...More

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6 December 2017|
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Response from Thung673 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, inside the actual temple you are not allowed to walk outside the wooden walkways. You an only do so in the outer temple and outside the temple around the moat.
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Thung673 | Reviewed this property |
will be painful experience as it is a long drive (by car approx 1 hr if I am not mistaken).