Heritage Sites of Cambodia

Beng Melea

Beng Melea
Beng Melea

Beng Mealea is a temple in Angkor Wat period found 40 km east of the principle gathering of sanctuaries at Angkor, Cambodia, on the antiquated illustrious roadway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay.

It was worked as a Hindu sanctuary, however there are a few carvings portraying buddhist themes. Its essential material is sandstone and it is to a great extent unrestored, with trees and thick brush flourishing in the midst of its towers and yards and a hefty portion of its stones lying in incredible piles. For a considerable length of time it was hard to reach, however a street as of late worked to the sanctuary complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more guests are going to the site, as it is 77 km from Siem Reap by street.

The historical backdrop of the sanctuary is obscure and it can be dated just by its engineering style, indistinguishable to Angkor Wat, so researchers expected it was worked amid the reign of lord Suryavarman II in the mid twelfth century. Littler in size than Angkor Wat, the ruler's principle landmark, Beng Mealea regardless positions among the Khmer domain's bigger sanctuaries: the exhibition which frames the external nook of the sanctuary is 181 m by 152 m. It was the focal point of a town, encompassed by a canal 1025 m by 875 m substantial and 45 m wide.

Beng Mealea is arranged toward the east, however has entranceways from the other three cardinal headings. The essential design is three encasing displays around a focal asylum, gave way at present. The walled in areas are tied with "cruciform houses", like Angkor Wat. Structures known as libraries deceive the privilege and left of the road that leads in from the east. There is broad cutting of scenes from Hindu mythology, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the fowl god Garuda. Thoroughfares have long balustrades framed by assortments of the seven-headed Naga serpent.

It was manufactured for the most part of sandstone: Beng Mealea is just 7 km a long way from the angkorian sandstone quarries of Phnom Kulen, straight from one point to the other. Apparently sandstone squares utilized for Angkor were transported along manufactured water waterways and gone from here. In spite of absence of data, the nature of engineering and improvements has drawn the consideration of French researchers just from its revelation.

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