Koh Ker Beng Mealea

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Tour Guide: Koh Ker Beng Mealea


White-rumped-Falcon at Koh Ker forest

Visit Remote Temples & Birding at Dry Dipterocarp Forest

This trip offers a chance to combine seeing two remote temples (Koh Ker and Beng Mealea – KKBML) with birdwatching in the dry Dipterocarp forest. These ancient temples are set in a semi-green forest, which is a natural habitat for bird and wildlife. This forest walk will take us to the Koh Ker temple complex.


Bird Species:

We will be on the lookout for the White-rumped Pygmy-falcon, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Collared Falconet, Indochinese Bushlark, Velvet-fronted and Neglected Nuthatch, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, White-throated Rock Thrush and 8 species of woodpeckers.

See our KKBML bird checklist

  • Over 150 bird species have been recorded in this area, while about 60 of them are often seen during a day trip.
  • Visit Koh Ker, the pyramid temple and many other temples in the area.
  • Visit the beautiful Beng Mealea, known as the jungle temple.
  • Learn more about birds, history and local culture.


What to Expect

  • Our expert guide with our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 5.30am, as early as we can so we get the most of the morning time which is best for the birds. We will arrive back in Siem Reap around 5 pm or early or later depends on your interest in the tour.  We can either take you back to your hotel or to another destination of your choice in town.
  • Breakfast is provided by CBGA with a croissant, two slides of cereal bread with butter and jam, some fresh fruit, and coffee or tea. Please do if you may wanna pack breakfast also from your hotel.
  • Other things to bring: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • CBGA will provide drinking water in a big container to refill, so we request you to bring your own water bottle from home or from your hotel. It is our campaign to reduce plastic waste.

Site visit for CBGA guide to Koh Ker for the White-rumped Pygmy Falcon and many more

Typical Itinerary:

Day trip to Koh Ker Beng Mealea, for Birds & Temples
  • 5.30am CBGA bird guide and a driver in an air-conditioning vehicle will pick you up from your Siem Reap hotel. About 2 hours driving north to Koh Ker for our morning birding.
  • Along the way, before reaching Koh Ker we will make some few stops when spotting good birds like White-rumped Pygmy Falcon, Collared Falconet and at the same time we will also enjoy our breakfast packs.
  • We shall spend the whole morning birding and as well as visiting Koh Ker temples—Prasat Thom (the Pyramid temple), Prasat Pram, etc.
  • Lunch is at a local restaurant in front of the temple.
  • By 2 pm we will head back and visit the jungle temple – Beng Mealea half-way where we would spend about 1 hour exploring before arriving at your Siem Reap hotel by 5 pm.

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