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Koh Ker Group Exploration

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Embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of the Cambodian jungle with the Koh Ker Group Exploration tour. Discover the hidden temples of an abandoned city, once the capital of the Khmer Empire. Explore the impressive Prasat Krahom, adorned with intricate stone carvings, and marvel at the Mayan-like Prasat Thom, a majestic pyramid offering panoramic views of the surrounding rice fields and rainforest. Departing from Siem Reap, this full-day adventure will take you on a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping at the bustling Dom Dek Market along the way. Immerse yourself in the local culture and witness everyday life in action. With limited visitors, you'll have the temples of Koh Ker all to yourself. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to uncover the secrets of the Lost Jungle.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Exploring the hidden temples of Koh Ker
  • Marveling at the impressive stone carvings of Prasat Krahom
  • Admiring the Mayan-like Prasat Thom pyramid temple
  • Experiencing the remote and off-the-beaten-path nature of Koh Ker
  • Enjoying the spectacular views of rice fields and rainforest from Prasat Thom
  • Cool water and towels
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Pick up & drop off from / at your hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fee (allow US$10.00 per person)
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Tipping and personal expenses
  • All expenses are not mentioned as above

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Introduction

Experience the wonders of Koh Ker, an abandoned city of the Khmer Empire, on the Koh Ker Group Exploration tour. This hidden gem boasts a collection of over a hundred temples, some concealed within the lush jungle. Marvel at the incredible stone carvings adorning the impressive Prasat Krahom, from graceful lintels to intricate doorposts and slender window columns. The centerpiece of Koh Ker is the awe-inspiring Prasat Thom, a pyramid-like structure reminiscent of Mayan temples, standing 55 meters wide and 40 meters high. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this ancient capital and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding rice fields and rainforest from its seven tiers.

What to Expect?

Embark on a full-day adventure to the province of Preah Vihear, where the "Lost Jungle" temple of Koh Ker awaits. The journey begins with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel and a scenic drive along National Road 6. Discover the vibrant Dom Dek Market, an authentic local marketplace that offers a glimpse into everyday Cambodian life. Afterward, continue your journey to Koh Ker, one of the most remote temples in Cambodia, ensuring an exclusive experience. Explore the captivating Prasat Krahom, adorned with remarkable stone carvings, before marveling at the Mayan-like grandeur of Prasat Thom. Immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of this historic site, knowing that you are one of the privileged few visitors.

Who is this for?

The Koh Ker Group Exploration tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, adventurers, and anyone seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. With its remote location and hidden temples, this tour is ideal for travelers looking to discover lesser-known destinations and escape the crowds. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, the exploration of Koh Ker offers a unique and memorable experience for all.

Why book this?

Uncover the secrets of the ancient Khmer Empire as you explore the atmospheric Koh Ker. This tour grants you exclusive access to a hidden temple complex, ensuring an intimate and immersive experience. Marvel at the intricate stone carvings that rival those found in renowned archaeological sites around the world. The towering Prasat Thom provides a panoramic vista of the surrounding rice fields and rainforest, offering a breathtaking backdrop for memorable photos. Embark on this journey of history and wonder, embracing the opportunity to appreciate the lesser-known beauty of Cambodia.

Good to Know

The Koh Ker Group Exploration tour lasts approximately 540 minutes, providing ample time to explore the temples and soak in the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. The tour includes convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off in Siem Reap, ensuring a seamless experience. Please note that this tour involves a 3-hour drive each way, allowing you to soak in the scenic countryside of Cambodia. Prepare yourself for an immersive adventure that will transport you back in time and leave you with lasting memories of the remarkable Koh Ker temple complex.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Koh Ker Group Exploration tour praise its uniqueness and the opportunity it provides to explore hidden temples in a remote location. Visitors are captivated by the intricate stone carvings found throughout Prasat Krahom, while the panoramic views from the top of Prasat Thom are described as nothing short of breathtaking. The exclusivity of this experience, with only a handful of visitors present at any given time, adds to the sense of discovery and wonder. Travelers highly recommend this tour for those seeking a deeper dive into Cambodia's rich history and a chance to explore lesser-known treasures.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Koh Ker Temple

This is a full day tour which will take us into the next province of Preah Vihear to visit the “Lost Jungle” temple of Koh Ker. We’ll come and get you from your hotel around 8 o’clock in the morning after you’ve eaten breakfast. We’ll then start the journey to Koh Ker temple along National Road 6. Along the way, we’ll stop at Dom Dek Market which is a popular local market on the busy highway. Here, you can see how the locals go about their every day lives and take some time explore the market. We’ll then continue along our 3 hour drive to Koh Ker temple which is an abandoned temple group which used to be the capital city of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944. It’s one of the most remote temples in Cambodia and you’ll be only one of few visitors there at any given time. Our tour will start with the impressive Prasat Krahom which has stunning stone carvings throughout. We’ll then continue to the famous Prasat Thom which means “Big Temple” and this temple will have stark similarities with Mayan Temples which you might find in Central America. You’ll see a 55m wide and 40m high pyramid temple with 7 tiers. After exploring the temples at Koh Ker, we’ll start the 3 hour journey back to Siem Reap town

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2024-05-29 21:58