These two temples are definitely unique and most of the tourist loved them both for different reasons.
Banteay Srei has the most beautiful and intricate carvings on red sandstone. Beng Mealea is the least restored temple you will see, with piles of sandstone everywhere and foliage growing freely throughout the ruins. Take a look at the following tour schedule below.
08:00 am Assemble at the hotel lobby for pick up
08:30 am Depart from Siem Reap to Banteay Srei
09:30 am Arrival at Banteay Srei
10:30 am Depart from Banteay Srei for lunch at the local restaurant near at the premises of Banteay Srei
11:00 am Lunch at the local restaurant
12:30 pm Depart from the local restaurant
*** Travel to Beng Mealea***
13:00 pm Arrive Beng Mealea
14:30 pm Depart from Beng Mealea to Siem Reap
*** Travel to Siem Reap City ***
15:15 pm Arrive at the city
Back to your original pick up location
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A great way to start our day in the countryside with a visit to an ancient Hindu temple called Banteay Srei, said to be the most beautiful temple ruin from the Angkor Era. Considered by many to be the Mona Lisa of the East, Banteay Srey Temple is built from pink sandstone, making it very popular and also known as the Temple of Women.
After our first temple expedition, we'll grab a satisfying lunch at the local restaurant.
After we fill our bellies and rest our bodies and minds, we'll continue by taking in yet another wonder, the Beng Mealea, a temple that was built in the 12 century. The layout and style of Beng Mealea is very similar to that of Angkor Wat. Its current state, however, is dominated by jungle. Trees have grown out of the towers, and vines entangle columns that make its beauty truly remarkable.
Though lintels and other building blocks lay around in a tumble and require visitors to climb up and down as they approach the completely collapsed central towers, the climb is all worth the effort.
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