Beng Mealea Temple, Cambodia

Beng Mealea Temple (129)Beng Mealea Temple in Cambodia is about an hour or so from the more famous Angkor Wat Temple complex. It has similar style and is thus assumed to have been built at approximately the same time and by King Suryavarman II in the early 12 Century. It is also known as the forest temple, because it is largely overgrown and half in ruins. Beng Mealea still has a large 45 metre wide moat (approx 1,000 metre x 800 metre) which would have contained the Khmer city with the temple at the centre.

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About Pak Liam

Living, teaching and traveling in Asia.
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