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Private Day Tour: Banteay Srei Off the Beaten Track
"Start at your hotel around 9 am and stopping off to get temple passes if necessary: Banteay Srei ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយស្រី is 37km from Siem Reap city & widely regarded as the most beautiful temple in the Angkor area. You have an hour to wander around the Citadel of some 3D in stone of a reddish-pink hue which have been well preserved by the hardness of the sandstone. After reflecting on the depth of culture and history of the past see daily life and work in action at a nearby palm sugar processing plant and ask as many questions as you like before heading off for lunch at Srah Srang ស្រះស្រង់) where you can expect to spend less than $10 for either al-a-carte or set the menu which a main dish followed by fresh fruit. Begin the afternoon at Prasat Banteay Kdei ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយក្តី formerly a university around the 12th century; it is similar to the more popular and much more crowded Ta Prohm and Preah Khan and as a bonus it is in better condition. The final temple before sunset is Banteay Samré ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយសំរែ a fairly complete complex with an interior moat. Finally end the day in the perfect way by watching the sunset over Tonle Sap or Phnom Krom at a quiet place of your choice
From $112.00
 
Private City Tour in Siem Reap
"First you will visit the Angkor National museum where you will get a lot of background information about the Angkor temples and Angkorian era. Next we stop at a local market where you can see where Cambodian people do they daily grocery shopping. Yo vegetables and other snacks. We continue to local Buddhist pagoda where you get to experience a blessing by a real monk. Next we drive by a local school and go around the Royal Residence and Royal Garden. You will also visit the War Museum where a l eye witnesses of the war and landmine victims. They can tell you everything about the war and also share their personal experience. The duration is around 5 hours but it's flexible and depends on how much time you like to spend at each place."""Siem Reap is the town where you will probably stay during your holiday in Cambodia. It is a good location to start exploring the temples. But there are many more things to do in Siem Reap. During this city tour you will get a good impression of Siem Reap title=Highlights&1=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&2=Great+overview+and+orientation+of+the+city&3=Perfect+introduction+for+first-time+visitors&4=Private+tour+is+operated+with+just+your+party+and+a+guide%2Fdriver&5=All+entrance+fees+included
From $69.00
 
Kompong Phluk and Tonle Sap Lake Sunset Tour
"This is a unique chance to explore the lake and flooded forest while taking in the beautiful village of Kompong Phluk followed by watching a beautiful sunset aboard our floating restaurant in the heart of the floating village. Departing at 12pm your guide will collect you in our air conditioned minivan from your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap then proceed to the floating village approx. 15km (9.2 miles) south of Siem Reap. On arrival you will proceed to the checkpoint where a private boat is waiting to take you on to the river. From there you'll proceed through the floating village and onto the great lake itself before cruising
From $75.00

More Things to Do in Phumi Boeng Mealea

Best Place to Start a Walking Tour

Wikipedia has a drawing that outlines a walking tour, but we added more locations on the east side, back (north) and west side. The beginning of the tour is a set of wooden stairs to the right of the...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 18, 2010

West Gate of Outer Wall

We did not try to go inside through the West Gate. We just went under its platform and continued south. Actually there was a huge building just to the west of the platform. From the Beng Mealea...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

Scenes from the Boardwalk

Most of Beng Mealea is unrestored making it even more interesting. New areas of the temple are still being added to the boardwalk. The boardwalk is definitely not handicapped accessible. It winds up...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

Three-Corridor Building in Southwest Corner

This building was next to the south outside wall and had some really nice carvings on the three doors facing west. These blind doors, lintels and pediments are the style found at Angkor Wat. Notice...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

Maze of Buildings, Galleries, Rubble and Tunnel

The guide led us from the southwest corner of the outer gallery through a maze of buildings and rubble to another "tunnel," and then back to where we started the walking tour. I am sure glad that I...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

Must Cut Some Trees

Many trees (e.g. strangler figs) grow on the ruins in Cambodia. When they get too large and their weight starts to crack the building or wall, they must be cut down. This is an example on the south...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010
 
 
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Normal End to the Walking Tour

The normal way to finish the Beng Mealea walking tour is to head directly south from the Northeast Library toward the Southeast Library, then back to the original boardwalk. In the picture that is...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

South Walkway to Beng Mealea

From the parking area near the market, you cross a stone bridge over the moat and approach Beng Mealea along a dirt walkway to the unrestored, impassable south gate. There are public restrooms on the...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

Walk around the Temple's outer walls

A good idea is to start with a hike around the Temple for first impression and to observe the outer walls and entrances. There is a little path.In the case of Beng Mealea (around 1 km2) I recommend to...
Bonobo2005
Aug 31, 2006

More of the Maze

We passed another cut tree and saw a previously cut tree starting to grow back before we reached the "tunnel" with the mysterious light.
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Jul 17, 2010

Southwest Corner of Outer Gallery

There are several interesting artifacts lying around in the southwest part of the outer gallery. There is also a three-corridor building with nice carvings (see the next tip).
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Jul 17, 2010

East Side of Beng Mealea Outer Gallery

The east side of Beng Mealea's outer gallery is off the boardwalk so there are fewer people. To get there you must walk along a ledge overgrown with roots. See also a videoclip.
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

"Tunnel" to the East

From the platform at the top of the steep stairs on the north side of the inner gallery the path goes down and through a dark "tunnel" toward the Northeast Library in the outer gallery.
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

Turtle Carving

Inside the collapsed Turtle Carving Library in the northeast corner of the inner gallery there is a large rectangular stone lintel with a carving of the churning of the ocean of milk with a turtle. ...
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AlbuqRay
Jul 17, 2010

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