Tonle Sap Lake and Beng Mealea Temple

Cultural & Theme Tours in Siem Reap

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Full day tour explores the real life of Cambodian local people living on Tonle Sap Lake (Kampong Khleang). Take the boat cruise to visit the fishing villages and learn about the world’s second largest freshwater Tonle Sap Lake. Visit one of the most mysterious temples at Angkor - Beng Mealea.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap ProvinceTonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2,500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Take a boat trip to ‘Kampong Phluk’ a collection of three small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Enjoy Khmer lunch at local restaurant and rest after Tonle Sap Lake. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Beng Mealea, Siem Reap ProvinceEn route we stop at Dom Deak town for a wander through a typical Cambodian village market. Mid-morning we arrive at King Suryavarman II’s eleventh century Boeng Mealea temple – a prototype for the more famous Angkor Wat. Boeng Mealea stands almost forgotten in jungle and getting to the site is quite an adventure in itself. Isolated during Cambodia's civil war, Boeng Mealea was under the control of the Khmer Rouge for decades but has since been ‘de-mined’ and outsiders can now safely visit this temple. Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Experienced & Licensed)
  • Boat cruise
  • Mineral water
  • Hotel pickup & drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Tonle Sap Lake

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Beng Mealea