Beng Melea

Beng Melea is a Hindu temple constructed by Suryavarman II in the early 11th century located 60kms East of Siem Reap. It is covered and surrounded by heavy jungle and vegetation, which

gives it a remote and magical feel. This temples is one of the most visually stunning of the ruins due to the contrast of the grey stone and the green jungle that intertwines throughout the site. Large tree roots and vines seemlessly interact with the stone which makes it one of tourists favourite temples to visit. There aren't many carvings or bas-reliefs, but it makes up for it with the beautiful location. The trip to Beng Melea can take up to 2 hours, so a large window of time is recommended, and you can expect to stay for a number of hours.

Beng Melea

Date:

Mid 12th century

Style:

Angkor Wat

Reign:

Suryavarman II

Religion:

Hinduism