Koh Ker Explorer
- Price from:
- 135 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 2 days
- Location Start:
- Your Hotel
- Location Finish:
- Your Hotel
- Start time:
- 07.30 am
- We Speak:
Last updated: 05/08/2009
Photo Adventure Tours are organized in a unique and flexible way for those who really want to get the heart of Cambodia. This unique 4WD tour combines Beng Mealea,Banteay Srey, Kbal Spean and Koh Ker.
We start off early to the small Hindu Temple of Banteay Srey. It has fabulous carvings and is best seen from 7:30 to 9:00 before the big tour groups start arriving. We have time for a coffee or snack before continuing our tour. We have a short drive along the south of Kulen mountain to Kbal Spean and the 1000 Linga River. It is a steep climb through beautiful jungle to the upper river. The lingas on the riverbed were carved nearly 1000 years ago are unique in the world.
The waters from the spring which feeds the Siem Reap River, wash over the lingas and cascade down to a lovely waterfall. Ancient carvings of Hindu deities and animals dress the stones and hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies complete the scene.
We have a late lunch at a beautiful semi open-air restaurant with views of the surrounding garden and hills. We continue to Koh Ker for an late afternoon visit and see sunset from the Prasat Thom the highest pyramid the Khmers ever built. We stay overnight at a small village guest house near Koh Ker .
We have most of the morning to see this ancient city of Koh Ker. There are around 35 major temples spread over an area of 20sq Kms
Most of the temples are of brick, built over 1000 years ago. Some are in remarkable condition; others are in a picturesque state of ruin and cloaked in vegetation.
It is a photographic wonder; especially in the rainy season.
We drive south to Beng Mealea; where we have lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring this exciting jungle ruin; which for many is the highlight of their trip to Cambodia.
- Inclusions -
- 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast , 1 night accommodation, water, snacks, road payments, English speaking POA Guide. Entrance tickets at Beng Mealea & Koh Ker.
- Extras -
- 1 pax $390; 2 pax $210; 3 pax $160 4-8 pax $135/each
This tour is best done on the last day of your temple pass which is needed for Kbal Spean and Banteay Srey.
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