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Bringing you to the heart of
Koh Ker and Beng Melea Temple 4WD Adventure Tour
Bakan, Koh Ker, Beng Meela, Siem Reap
3 days, 2 nights
Average travel per
day of 5/6 hours, Prasat Bakan is quiet remote, very basic accommodation
but stunning, basic with regards to facilities but a once in a lifetime
trip. Travel on main road to Kulen and then on to Koh Ker, Roads
relatively good and v. good from Koh Ker onward to Siem Reap
A taste of a
glorious past in these two magnificent Angkorian complexes, a fantastic
opportunity to visit remote villages, the remote village of Ta Seng, in
the shadow of Preah Khan and
the people who live there. Koh Ker and the great Preah Khan has been opened
and staffed greatly to allow
visitors to understand these wonders of the world more fully.
Depart SR and travel to
Bakan via Stoung.
Numerous stops along the road at small villages and turns in the road.
Late afternoon arrival at the crossroads in Ta Seng Village to visit
with locals. Travel 5km to visit this massive temple complex of Bakan.
Sleep in a cabanna located inside the gates of
Temple in hammocks with staff from the temples, a stunning location for
a campfire or with a prominent family in wooden house in the Village of Ta
Seng. This village house has
a shower and toilet facilities All supplies send from HC base
will allow for a fantastic barbequed dinner and breakfast in either
location. and for some groups, we can also send out own cook to cook on
Visit the Baray on the other side of Ta Seng and Prasat Domri. Depart
Bakan for Koh Ker
temple. Stay in the small village of Seyiong, just 5km for the temples
in a small family house/guest house or in Koh Ker Lodge,
Hidden Cambodia's own rustic lodge located in the village of Koh Ker
with a view of Prasat Thom from the balcony .
Our guide will explain the ancinet complex of Koh Ker and
its place in the ancient Cambodia empire, the number of temples to be
found, he related symbolism and its history to date, including the
French explorers, during the Khmer Rouge to it present day protection
under Apsara Authority.
Our hosts, as do in all locations,
welcomes Hidden Cambodia guests weekly. Time allowing we
visit also neighboring villages to see humanitarian efforts there
Pptional - Walk to the second built well in Koh Ker Continue on to a
second village called Phum Thmei, 4kms away and an expected 30 minute
walk or short cycle . Walk through village to see the wells built by
Hidden Cambodia. This is a very poor village and Hidden Cambodia has
built two wells here to facilitate the 80 families who like here.
Return and visit
remaining temples: essential to cover Elephant temple & Oil of
Depart for Svay Leu and the unusual relief carving found deep
in a bamboo forest. Following lunch, guests visit Beng Melea temple or
can have an informal stop at an alternative location, returning to HC
Base for celebratory drinks.
day, 2 night 4WD adventure trip includes an experienced driver and 4WD air conditioned
vehicle, (Monterro or Land Cruiser vehicle), all transport costs,
refreshments in Hidden Cambodia base prior to and following the
adventure tour, entry and tour of Prasat Bakan and surrounding temples,
Koh Ker, Beng Melea, Svay Leu unusual relief temples, 2 nights
accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 3
lunches, 2 dinners, water, snacks, road payments & levies, English
speaking HC Guide, local guides where necessary, baggage handlers,
additional military vehicles where required, any local fees such as road
charges and toils, local and tourist police, military and security
beverages, soft drinks, laundry
services, phone calls and medical insurance.
860 for one person traveling, US$ 535 per person when two persons
$435 per person when 3 persons traveling,
US$ 390 per person when four persons traveling.
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