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» Angkor Wat Beng Melea Guided Tour 3d - 3 Days - 2 Nights
(Tour Code: A3A)

Sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer, the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly touristed, giving it an adventours, ‘lost temple’ feel. Photographers: trees growing from the broken towers and galleries offer some of the best ‘tree in temple’ shots aside from Ta Prohm. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Though there are some lintel and doorway carving, there are no bas-relief and the carvings are comparatively sparse....

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This tour is to combine (A3) with Beng Melea.

Tour Highlight
- Small Circuit: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom City, South Gate of Angkor Thom City, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, Royal Palace, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Prasat Suprot, Prasat Klieng, Victory Gate of Angkor Thom City, Tommanon, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang and Krovan
- Banteay Srei, Banteay Same
- Rolous Group: Preah Ko, Ba Kong and Lo Lei
- Viewing picturesque sunrise at Angkor Wat
- Watching sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill or at Pre Rup temple
- Chong Kneah floating village
- Beng Melea.

Angkor Visitor Dress Code
Angkor is an active spiritual site for Buddhists and citizens who engage in daily worship, prayer and meditation. Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulders are prohibited in sacred palaces. Respectful dress is strongly encouraged in Angkor due to the respects towards our community.
Cargo man short, cargo woman shorts and T-Shirt, cover knees and shoulders are recommended.

Currency
The official currency in Cambodia is Cambodian Riel. It trades at around 4,000 riel to one US dollar. The US dollar is Cambodia’s unofficial second currency; therefore, there is no need to change the money. In fact, it is best to carry US dollars with you while you are traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are ATM everywhere in Cambodia where you could pick up US dollars as well.

Tour Payment
The payment for the tour is in American dollars, USD.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Cell phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254 5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

Tour Name: Angkor Wat Beng Melea 3Day Guided Tour
Tour Code: A3A
Tour Duration: 3 days
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Number of Pax: available upon request
Tour Price: available upon request

Pick-up and drop-off location
Can be anywhere upon request
Hotel in Siem Reap
Upon arrival in Siem Reap airport
Upon arrival in Siem Reap bus station
Upon arrival in boat pier in Chong Kneah floating village
Any AirBnB and residences in Siem Reap.

Pick-up and drop-off direction
Kindly provide your pick-up and drop-off styles for direction!

DAY I - ANGKOR WAT, ANGKOR THOM, BAYON, TA PROHM, SMALL CIRCUIT AND PHNOM BAKHENG HILL SUNSET OR PRE RUP TEMPLE SUNSET
Angkor Thom city complex
– you will be met and welcomed by our English speaking guide at your pick-up location in Siem Reap and then transfer onward to visit the Great City of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8m high wall; each side of the city is 3 kilometers long. It draws a perfect square you access this town through 5 gates, 4 of them represent the cardinal points and the 5th one the Victory Gate was the one leading directly to the Royal Palace area.

You will arrive via the South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and 4 giant faces. On each side is a row of 54 gods or demons holding the sacred Naga snake.

After passing through the South Gate, you will go down along this shady road to the Bayon temple. This temple lies exactly in the center of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. Each tower has 4 faces. This is the only temple in Cambodia depicting scenes of the everyday life at the time of the empire.

From the Bayon continue by walk to the Baphoun recently re-opened to the public. There you will pass by the Phimeanakas the location of the Royal Palace. The only remaining are a pond and a temple. The palace was made of wood and did not survive the time and the wars.

Then continue to the Terrace of the Elephants. This Terrace was the place where the parade was done for the king. Next is the Terrace of the Leper King, depicting the water world.

Ta Prohm overgrown temple – continues transfer to Ta Prohm - one of the most popular temples of the Angkor Complex. This temple was built in the memory of the King Jayavarman VII’s mother. When found by the French conservators at the end of the 19th century, they deliberately left this temple in the same condition as it was discovered, overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, giving the temple a mystical and romantic appeal.

Your visit will include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th century, Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”, the identical twin temples of Tommanon and Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo and Krovan temple.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own costs)

Angkor Wat – continue visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, built by Suryavarman II in early 12th century. Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the mount Merou, home of the gods, considered as the masterpiece of the Khmer architecture. This Vishnuite temple is the King’s funerary temple that is why the temple is oriented to the west. Inside the temple the walls are covered by carvings and bas-reliefs depicting the Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II made during his reign. As well Angkor Wat is well known for the 1800 Apsara dancers decorating the all temple. But like most say, it takes a life time to discover all the wonders of this temple.

Return to Siem Reap after watching sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dominating the flat landscape, this 10th Century mountain temple is the most popular spot in the area to watch a classic sunset over Angkor Wat and the surrounding forest or

Watching sunset at Pre Rup temple, a Hindu temple, built as the state temple of king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction. The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning "turn the body". This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple, with the ashes of the body being ritually rotated in different directions as the service progressed.

Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY II - BANTEAY SREI, BANTEAY SAMRE AND CHONG KNEAH FLOATING VILLAGE
Angkor Wat sunrise
is optional (pick up at 5am for viewing the picturesque sunrise at Angkor Wat and then return to hotel for breakfast).

Banteay Srei - in the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, depart for an excursion to visit Banteay Srei, made of pink sandstone and is one of the smallest temple you can visit but one of the most beautiful as well. Built in 967 AD by a guru to Jayavarman V, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architectures. As well the carvings and bas-relief are in a perfect condition although being here for more than millenary.

On the way back to Siem Reap, visit an isolated temple of Banteay Samre. Situated on the eastern edge of the Angkor complex, this temple is very similar to Angkor Wat. The structure with its typical lotus flowers shaped tower but has very compact proportions. This temple was built during the best period of the Khmer architecture and its condition is almost perfect.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own costs)

Chong Kneah floating village - continue transfer to the Phnom Krom pier for boat on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating village of Chong Kneah at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Boueng Tonle Sap (Tonle Sap Lake) is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia – a huge dumbbell-shaped body of water stretching across the northwest section of the country. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, swelling to an expansive 12,000km2. During the dry, half of the year the lake shrinks to as 3000 km2, draining into the Tonle Sap River, which meanders southeast eventually merging with the Mekong River at the “Chaktomuk” confluence of river opposite Phnom Penh.

Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY III - BENG MELEA AND ROLOUS GROUP
Beng Melea - in the morning, after breafast at the hotel, pick up and transfer for an excursion to Beng Melea. Sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer, the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly touristed, giving it an adventours, ‘lost temple’ feel. Photographers: trees growing from the broken towers and galleries offer some of the best ‘tree in temple’ shots aside from Ta Prohm. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Though there are some lintel and doorway carving, there are no bas-relief and the carvings are comparatively sparse. When the temple was active, the walls may have been covered, painted or had frescos. In its time, Beng Melea was at the crossroads of several major highways that ran to Angkor, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear (in northern Cambodia) and northern Vietnam.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own costs)

Rolous group - continues visit Rolous group, consists of three temples of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei.

Preah Ko, six towers displaying set on a platform, all beautifully preserved carvings. Originally surrounded by walls and gopuras of which only vestiges remain. Preah Ko was one of the first major temples of the empire at the early Khmer capital of Hariharalaya. Preah Ko (Sacred Bull) derives its names from the statues of bulls at the front of the central towers.

Bakong, the most impressive member of the Rolous Group, sitting at the center of the first Angkorian Capital, Hariharalaya, stands 15 meters tall and is 650x850m at the outer wall.

Lolei, ruins of an island-temple built in the middle of a now day baray, Indrataka, the first large-scale baray constructed by a Khmer King. Lolei consists of four brick towers on a double laterite platform.

Then it's time for shopping at the Artisans d'Angkor, where you can observe young Cambodians being trained in the making of traditional crafts.

Return to Siem Reap.
TOUR ENDS

INCLUDED
- Full tours and transfers by private luxury A/C vehicle
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees for mentioned visit.

EXCLUDED
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation
- Visa fees $30 (visa on arrival, please bring 1 of your recent passport-size photo to visit your Cambodia visa). Southeast Asian passport holders do not require a Cambodian visa
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Cell phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254 5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

PRICE
- private solo tour: USD427
- private tour for 2 persons: USD262 per person
- private tour for 3 persons: USD207 per person
- private tour for 4 persons: USD180 per person
- private tour for 5 persons: USD163 per person
- private tour for 6 persons: USD152 per person
- private tour for 7 persons: USD145 per person
- private tour for 8 persons: USD140 per person
- private tour for 9 persons: USD135 per person
- the more people, the better price.

INCLUDED
- Full tours and transfers by private luxury A/C vehicle
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees for mentioned visit.

EXCLUDED
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation
- Visa fees $30 (visa on arrival, please bring 1 of your recent passport-size photo to visit your Cambodia visa). Southeast Asian passport holders do not require a Cambodian visa
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences
Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia Vietnam, Laos and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Cell phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254 5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

Day I: Siem Reap - Angkor ticket counter - Small Circuit: Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom City - South Gate of Angkor Thom City - Bayon - Baphoun - Phimean Akas - Royal Palace - Elephant Terrace - Leper King Terrace - Prasat Suprot - Prasat Klieng - Victory Gate of Angkor Thom City - Tommanon - Chaosay Tevoda - Ta Keo - Ta Prohm - Banteay Kdei - Srah Srang - Krovan - watching sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill or at Pre Rup temple - Siem Reap

Day II: Siem Reap - viewing picturesque sunrise at Angkor Wat - grand circuit consists of Preah Khan - Neak Poan - Ta Som - East Mebon - Banteay Samre - Pre Rup - Chong Kneah floating village - Siem Reap

Day III: Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Beng Melea - Rolous group consists of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei - Siem Reap







Angkor temple complex include:

Must See Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm

Small Circuit (red line) consists of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom city, South Gate of Angkor Thom city, Bayon, Baphoun, Royal Palace, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Prasat Suprot, North Klieng, South Klieng, Victory Gate, Tommanon, Chaosay Tevoda, Spean Thmor Stone Bridge, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Krovan and Phnom Bakheng hill.

Grand Circuit (green line) consists of Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup.

Rolous Group consists of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei.

Map of Angkor temple complex
Mr. Suhaida K
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From: Malaysia

Posted Date: Saturday 30th of June 2018

A very helpful and responsible tour guide

I just came back from Siem Reap few days ago and thanks to SorphornTG for being my tour guide. He's a very reliable man. He's always early and he's always worried about our safety, either we're comfortable or not. He is very patient when handling me and my friends since sometimes my friend likes to do other thing and asking the same thing even after he already explain it (feel bad about that to him) but he kindly repeat what he just said to my friend and willing to repeat for other too. He's so informative and makes us really understand the story behind Angkor Wat and everything we should know about Angkor Wat and the City itself. He takes care of us since the beginning until the time we're going back to Malaysia. He send us until the airport and patiently treat us that likes to take pictures. Attached the pictures that he personally offer to take using my phone because he see how I struggle to take the pictures. I really recommend you all to choose SorphornTG as your tour guide. He's the best.

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Mr. Brash
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Posted Date: Saturday 10th of February 2018

Fabulous tour!

We had an incredible private tour ( for 4 of us) of Angkor Wat temples and palaces guided by Sophoan. He was very insightful and extremely passionate - providing the perfect level of detail we were looking for. The tour far exceeded our expectations! 5 Stars for Sophoan and Angkor Wat Services!

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Posted Date: Sunday 13th of April 2014

SIEM REAP TOUR

Mr. Sophoan Rath made my family a memorable and enjoyable stay in Siem Reap. We were well taking care of by him started from day one until we left. With his experience, we were well informed the past and present of Cambodia. I highly recommend Mr Sophoan Rath to anyone who plans to visit Siem Reap.

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Posted Date: Tuesday 4th of February 2014

Warmly Recommended

Sophoan was the perfect guide to the sights around Siem Reap, including Angkor Wat. Courteous, informative, helpful and friendly; yet also adaptable. He knows how to pace your day so as to avoid the largest crowds. Yet he never makes you feel like you "have" to visit somewhere if you're not feeling it (our two teenage sons have a low boredom threshold for temples, and Sophoan was great at balancing the varying cultural appetites of our family!). I'd warmly recommend him to guide anyone visiting the Siem Reap area of Cambodia.

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Posted Date: Sunday 2nd of June 2013

Siem reap with Sophoan Rath (POAN) - Wonderful !!!

Our friends recommended Poan as a guide for 2 ½ days in Siem Reap. It was the best thing we could realized. He sent us a perfect schedule for the tour. He is a very smart, sensitive and a very special man. Talking with him we felt how the Cambodia is proud of the Kmehr Civilization very old and important for more than thousand years. We advised everyone that want to know Cambodia as we did to contact Poan as a guide.

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Posted Date: Monday 24th of December 2012

Mr Sophoan Rath - Excellent tour guide - Angkor Wat

Hi all! I visited Siem Reap with my family over Christmas and stayed there 3 nights. We were truly blessed to have this amazing, knowledgeable, friendly and patient person around us. There was one simple difference between him and all other guides I had around the world...He was honest. No story or BS teller.

If you want a genuine tour, then call him up. Ask for the less crowded temple tour, 100km from the city.

All the best, Ingo

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Posted Date: Sunday 23rd of December 2012

Excellent tour guide - outdid all expectations

Visited Siem Reap to cover the area over three days. Everything was organized online, and I went into not knowing whether it was going to be anything like the it seemed on paper. I must say that the entire experience was even better than expected. Sophoan had organized everything to perfection. The vehicles were always on time, Sophoan, the other guides, and the drivers were very knowledgable and polite. We had a very pleasant and memorable stay. If anyone is travelling to see the wonderful Angkor ruins and Siem Reap, I strongly recommend that you contact Sophoan as you will not be disappointed. Shiv.

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Posted Date: Saturday 3rd of November 2012

Angkor Wat alias Sophoan (Poan) Rath

In November 2012 I visited Cambodia for the first time. And ofcourse Siem Reap. There I met Poan showing my girlfriend, her mother and me the surroundings of Siem Reap, especially Angkor Wat and a tour on the river with a small boat. Never in my travelling life have I met such a competent, sentient and intelligent tour guide. And furthermore, he understood the Danish harsh humor. He is wonderful man whom I can fully recommend when visiting Cambodia. Mette, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Mr. Mariusz J.
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Posted Date: Monday 30th of January 2012

Thank you, Poan. I have spent wonderful time in Cambodia thanks to your guidance. It was second time we met together and I hope to come again to Cambodia. I am very satisfied with your service, I am very respect to the history of Cambodia and your personal. Now in Polish:
Poan jest wspanialym przewodnikiem. Juz drugi raz byl moim przewodnikiem po Kambodzy. Czlowiek ma ogromna wiedze i wysoka kulture osobista. Jego osobista historia zycia mrozi krew w zylach. Ale teraz to wspanialy czlowiek i przewodnik, ktorego polecam kazdemu.
Mariusz z Warszawy

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