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Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean And Beng Mealea Off Beaten Track

Viewing best temple in Siem Reap Cambodia, enjoying most interesting site, experience local activities along the way, At our last stop we could enjoy the best jungle temple that they film Indiana Jones Movie.

per adult from

$223

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Priviate Tour
    • License Tour Guide
    • Bottle Waters
    • Driver
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Everthing not mentioned are excluded
    • Entry/Admission - Banteay Srei
    • Entry/Admission - Kbal Spean
    • Entry/Admission - Beng Mealea
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Banteay Srei, Siem Reap Cambodia

    After we meet at Hotel we can proceed to the temple it might take an hour to get to Banteay Srei temple. Along the road we will see many interesting activities especially you will enjoy an interesting conversation with our tour guide.

    Banteay Srei Consecrated on 22 April 967 A.D. Bantãy Srĕi was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch; its construction is credited to the courtiers named Vishnukumara and Yajnavaraha, Yajñavarāha, who served as a counsellor to king Rajendravarman II, The foundational stela says that Yajnavaraha, grandson of king Harsavarman I, was a scholar and philanthropist who helped those who suffered from illness, injustice, or poverty. His pupil was the future king Jayavarman V (r. 968- ca. 1001). Originally, the temple was surrounded by a town called Īśvarapura.

    Banteay Srei is known for the intricacy of its carvings. This carving is of a kala, a mythical creature representative of time and of the god Siva.
    Yajñavarāha's temple was primarily dedicated to the Hindu god Śiva. Originally, it carried the name Tribhuvanamaheśvara—great lord of the threefold world—in reference to the Shaivite linga that served as its central religious image. However, the temple buildings appear to be divided along the central east–west axis between those buildings located south of the axis, which are devoted to Śiva, and those north of the axis, which are devoted to Viṣṇu.

    It has been speculated that the temple's modern name, Bantãy Srĕi, is due to the many devatas carved into the red sandstone walls.
    The temple's modern name, Bantãy Srĕi—citadel of the women, or citadel of beauty—is probably related to the intricacy of the bas relief carvings found on the walls and the tiny dimensions of the buildings themselves. Some have speculated that it relates to the many devatas carved into the walls of the buildings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kbal Spean, Angkor Kulen Hills, Siem Reap Cambodia

    After we finished Banteay Srei we head straight to our next destination Kbal Spean.

    The carving of vestiges began with the reign of King Suryavarman I and ended with the reign of King Udayadityavarman II; these two kings ruled between the 11th and 12th centuries. The 1,000 lingas, but not other sculptures, are attributed to a minister of Suryavarman I during the 11th century, and these were carved by hermits who lived in the area. Inscriptions at the site testify to the fact that most of the sculpting was done during the reign of Udayadityavarman II. It is also mentioned that King Udayadityavarman II consecrated a golden ling here in 1059 AD. It is believed that the Siem Reap River flowing into Angkor is blessed by the sacred lingas over which it flows.

    The archaeological site was discovered in 1969 by Jean Boulbet, an ethnologist, but further exploration was cut off due to the Cambodian Civil War. The site regained prominence for safe visits from 1989.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Beng Mealea, 40 km east of Angkor Wat Cambodia

    After we finished our lunch we proceed to Beng Mealea which is our final temple for today trip.

    Beng Mealea Our guide and driver will meet you around 9am and will proceed to the temple, the trip will take around one and half hours to get to Beng Mealea, along the way you will see a lot of local activities for their everyday life. we will stop by the a little store that selling bamboo sticky rice, local peoples called it ( kralan ) peoples selling bamboo sticky rice is part of their everyday income to support their family, after we will head to Beng Mealea. Beng Mealea mean ( lotus pond ) built in early 12th century by Hindu King Suryavarman II, Beng Mealea known as the great jungles temple, very unique because this temple mostly collapses but there are full of trees growth inside the temple and especially it overgrowth by the jungle. you will feel very peaceful when you walk around this temples especially when it less tourists around you. you will to know details with our professional tour guide.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Prince D' Angkor Hotel & Spa, # 05 Sivutha Road Mondul 2 Village, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by ANGKOR CAB-OFF BEATEN TRUCK

Activity ID: V-26033P19

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