Good for: Photography, Exploring
Not good for: wheelchairs, young children
- N of Angkor
- admission US$5, chartered taxi US$40
Lonely Planet review for Beng Mealea
Visitors to Beng Mealea are confronted with a mass of ruins half devoured by a ravenous jungle. The temple's abandoned stones lie like forgotten jewels swathed in lichen and its temple complex strangled by ivy and vines. Brought to you by the same man who built Angkor Wat, King Suryavarman II, it is similar in style to his later effort but receives only a fraction of the guests.
Beng Mealea is 70km northeast of Siem Reap on a sealed private road. You can get there in a chartered taxi.