Koh Ker Adventure
- Beautiful local countryside
- Local villages/people
- Rice Paddy Fields
- Pig farm
- Rice Whiskey tasting
- Natural surroundings
- See Basket weaving
- See knives, axes chisels being produced
- Banteay Ampil Temple
- Jungle tracks
- Rock Carving
- Green Pepper farm
- Rubber plantation
- Banana farm
- Vegetable farm
- Koh Ker Temple Complex (Pyramid Temple, Pram Temple, Linga Temple, Neang Khmao Temple, Chen Temple, Preng Well Temple, Krahom Temple, Khmao Temple)
- Beng Mealea Temple
2 Day Adventure Tour to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea
Departure from Siem Reap at 8.00 am.
You will begin your tour at an open space just outside of the city centre, away from traffic, to practice riding you motorbike and to gain confidence before you begin a 85km, awe inspiring journey through the picturesque scenery of the Cambodian countryside.We will make many stops along the way for photographs and rest. You will ride into villages and see small farms - Pig farm, Rice Whiskey - where you can sample this locally made product , we will also drive past Rice paddies and make a stop to see how the rice noodle is made and have the opportunity for tasting.
From here we will go to Banteay Ampil Temple - A small temple hidden in the jungle . Along the way you will also see villagers weaving sleeping mats and have many opportunities to enjoy the hospitality of the local Khmer people.
As we travel futher we will see rubber plantations, green pepper farm, see vegetable farms and stop to taste exotic fruits
We will arrive in Koh Ker before dark where you will be shown to your guesthouse or homestay accomodation for the night. We will have dinner and you will then enjoy free time.
This two day tour will leave you feeling as though you have experienced something a little more than just the major tourist sites around Siem Reap.
After breakfast we will leave accommodation and visit Koh Ker Temple Complex where we will visit up to five temples. Of particular focus will be Koh Ker Temple and Pram Temple.
From afar Koh Ker Temple resembles a hill but as you approach, you will see that it is a 35 metre high Sandstone pyramid with seven levels. Each level has a 2 metre wide terrace with each level of the temple offering changing views. From the top of the temple enjoy the views across the top of the jungle.
We will also visit Pram Temple, which translates as “Five Towers’’.The towers are covered in nature and offer a beautiful sight in a serene environment.
Your guide will take you to one more beautiful temple today.... the temple of Beng Mealea. The words Beng Mealea translate as 'lotus pond' which alone, is special. Both built in the 12th century using sandstone and with similar architecture to the temples of Angkor, Beng Mealea was used as a hunting lodge for the king. There is a sense of seclusion and enchantment here. Being more off the major tourist path, this location is less frequented by visitors. The temple remains hidden among the jungle, with nature running riot within its beautiful passageways, walls and galleries. Some areas of the temple have collapsed and there are enormous piles of weathered sandstone lying in heaps as you roam around the temples grounds. These piles lay exactly as they fell and are partially covered in green mosses and vegetation of various kinds but this only adds to its historical beauty and causes it to be incredibly photogenic for your holiday snaps. Much of the temple still stands strong however, with a wooden walkway having been constructed for a film crew in 2004, for the production of a movie called 'Two Brothers'. There are carvings to marvel at everywhere you look. Some towers and galleries appear to be conserved by little more than the enormous trees that spread their roots among the stones. At times butterflies make this their home. Stand in wonderment at how the people of those times transported the stone and then built such architectural masterpieces, and the time it must have taken to etch each intricate carving into the stone.....each of which tell a particular tale.
On the way back to Siem Reap we will make rest stops along the way through the countryside, seeing villagers undertaking afternoon activities, water buffalo in their natural environments, children playing, cows, dogs, chickens and animalsbelonging to the local villagers.
Your tour will finish at the same open space where we began before delivering you back to your hotel.
- Guide, motorbike, gas, helmet
- Entrance fees to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea
- Accommodation (only basic accommodation available)
- Drinking water, soft drinks (alcoholic beverages excluded)
- Snacks, 1 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Price: $180 per Person / $160 per Person for bookings of 2 or more