For those visitors especially charmed by Tah Prom's jungle clad
stones within the Angkor Wat complex, it is well worth making the
five hour round trip to visit Beng Mealea, a little-visited
sandstone temple, now fused with the surrounding jungle. Built in
the 12th century, and long since abandoned, this sprawling temple
complex is as on a similar scale to Angkor Wat, and closely
approximates what the first western visitors there must have
experienced when stumbling upon these forgotten wonders. Many of
the carvings have been desecrated by earlier souvenir hunters, but
in other ways the mystery and quality of the structure has remained
intact due to the small number of visitors.
Address: 45 miles (70km) from Siem Reap Admission: $5
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