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Koh Ker Temples Day Trip
Activities in Siem Reap

Koh Ker Temples Day Trip

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Cherry is such a great guide. Very nice, helpful and with a lot of knowledge about history
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  • English English
  • 11 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Visit one of Cambodia's largest ancient temple complexes. Your tour guide will reveal the hidden secrets of the crumbling shrines as you explore the overgrown jungle around Koh Ker and Beng Mealea.

Koh Ker Temples Day Trip Itinerary

After being picked up from your hotel in Siem Reap at 8 am, you'll head out of the city to the northeast by bus. The journey will take you deep into one of the most important archaeological parks of this South East Asian country.

Following an approximately 56 mile (90 km) drive, you'll arrive at the former capital of the Khmer empire: Koh Ker. The second largest temple complex in Cambodia, this massive archaeological site extends over 50 square miles (80 sq m) and is home to more than 180 temples, only a handful of which are accessible to visitors amongst the dense jungle that has taken over the ancient city. 

Of these stunning 10th century temples, one of the most fascinating is Prasat Prang, an immense seven-tiered pyramid, reaching a width of 203 feet (62 m) and a height of 118 feet (36 m).  You'll also have the opportunity to visit Prasat Thom, Prasat Krahom and Prasat Krachap, hidden amongst overgrown tropical trees and little visited by tourists.

Next, we'll head to one of Cambodia's most mysterious places: Beng Mealea Temple. The history of this Hindu sanctuary has been lost in time, much like its crumbling walls under the roots and branches of the surrounding trees. Access the ancient ruins via a wooden walkway and admire what is left of the exquisite stone carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.

Once you've explored the magnificent temple ruins to your heart's content, you'll head to a local restaurant, where you'll enjoy a delicious meal and a well-earned rest. At the end of your day trip, you'll return to your hotel in Siem Reap for around 7 pm.

Minimum age

Children under 3 years old may not participate in this tour.

Price

Per person (over 3 years old)
US$ 40
  • Per person (over 3 years old)

    US$ 40

More Information

Duration

11 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Pick up and drop off at hotel.

English speaking guide.

Bottled water.

Cold towels.

Not included

Entrance to Beng Mealea Temple (between 37 and 72 USD per person).

Entrance to Koh Ker Archaeological Park (10 USD approximately).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:30 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.