The Forgotten Temple of Beng Melea

The Forgotten Temple of Beng Melea

While you have probably seen Angkor Wat and other temples in Siem Reap you might not know about Beng Melea. It is one of the largest temples in Siem Reap but, because the temple is far from the city center, much of it is still in ruins.  Known as the Jungle Temple, visiting Beng Melea makes you feel more like an “explorer” than a “tourist”.

On this excursion you will leave Siem Reap at your preferred time (before 9am is recommended) and make your way to Damdek, the district where both Kompong Khleang and Beng Melea are located. You’ll sidetrack about 45km to Beng Melea and will spend up to 2 hours visiting this unique temple at your preferred pace.

From there we continue to the floating village where we will see the village where we work, visit a local home where Bridge of Life operates, and do a brief walking tour when water levels permit. We then head to the boat dock to take the boat through Kompong Khleang and out to the Tonle Sap. We will have the chance to see two other floating villages before returning to Kompong Khleang and heading home.

The cost of the Beng Melea & Kompong Khleang combined tour is $275 USD for up to 4 participants. There is a supplement of $25 USD per person after 4 participants. Please note this excludes your ticket to Beng Melea (the same ticket as Angkor Wat) and lunch (we can stop at a restaurant if you would like). 

Trip Itinerary

An Hour-By-Hour Breakdown Of Our Beng Melea & Kompong Khleang Tour

8:00 AM – Pick Up from Siem Reap

We will pick you up at your hotel or preferred pick-up location in an air-conditioned van

8:45 AM - Stop for Sticky Rice at Poom Krolanh

We will pull over and taste fresh, Cambodian sticky rice. You will learn how its made and how to properly eat this popular treat.

10:00 AM – Arrive at Beng Melea Temple

We will arrive at the temple and your licensed, English speaking tour guide will take you through the ruins. As its a rather large complex, it takes up to two hours to view it but we can adjust based on your preferences

12:00 PM – Depart Beng Melea for Kompong Khleang

After the tour, you are welcome to have lunch at a restaurant next to the temple. Otherwise we will proceed towards Kompong Khleang

1:00 PM – Visit a Local Bakery

Here we will visit a local bakery and try their specialty – palm sugar donuts. Depending on the day we will seem the prepare local delights using traditional equipment.

1:45 PM – Arrive in Kompong Khleang

Depending on the time of year, we will either board a community tourism boat or drive directly to Outaput Village in Kompong Khleang to visit Bridge of Life’s site, learn about life on the Tonle Sap, and explore the community.

2:15 PM – Depart the Village for the Tonle Sap

Depart Kompong Khleang and head towards the Tonle Sap. The distance to and time spent to arrive depends on the time of the year.

2:45 PM – Visit Two Other Floating Villages

On the lake we will visit two other floating villages – Poom Yuon and Prolay Residents here are landless, live on house boats, and move based on water levels .

3:15 PM – Depart the Tonle Sap

Leave the lake and head back to Outaput Village.

4:00 PM – Travel back to Siem Reap

After a long day board the van and head back to Siem Reap.

5:00 PM - Arrive in Siem Reap
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