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Prasat Beng Mealea was worked by King Suryavarman II mid-twelfth century by the essential god to Vishnu with the design of Angkor Wat.

This sanctuary is found 40 km east of the primary gathering of sanctuaries at Angkor, and 77 km from Siem Reap by street.

Beng Mealea (its name signifies “lotus lake”) is a sanctuary in the Angkor Wat style found 40 km east of the primary gathering of sanctuaries at Angkor, Cambodia, on the antiquated regal interstate to Preah Khan Kompong Svay.

It was worked as a Hinduist sanctuary, however, there are a few carvings portraying Buddhist themes. Its essential material is sandstone and it is generally unrestored, with trees and thick brush flourishing in the midst of its pinnacles and yards and a large number of its stones lying in incredible stacks. For quite a long 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.

Guide of Beng Mealea, from a drawing by D’apres Leon de Beylie (1849-1910). In red the to some degree prepared way used to visit the sanctuary.

Beng Mealea

The historical backdrop of the sanctuary is obscure and it tends to be dated exclusively by its compositional style, indistinguishable from Angkor Wat, so researchers expected it was worked during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the mid-twelfth century. More modest in size than Angkor Wat, the ruler’s primary landmark, Beng Mealea regardless of 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, encircled by a canal 1025 m by 875 m huge and 45 m wide.

Beng Mealea is arranged eastward yet has entranceways from the other three cardinal bearings. The fundamental design is three encasing exhibitions around a focal asylum, imploded as of now. The nooks are attached with “cruciform houses”, like Angkor Wat. Constructions known as libraries lie to one side and left of the road that leads in from the east. There is the broad cutting of scenes from Hindu folklore, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Thoroughfares have long balustrades shaped by assemblages of the seven-headed Naga snake.

It was assembled for the most part of sandstone: Beng Mealea is just 7 km a long way from the Angkorian sandstone quarries of Phnom Kulen, from point A to point B. Apparently, sandstone blocks utilized for Angkor were shipped along counterfeit water trenches and passed from here. In spite of the absence of data, the nature of engineering and adornments has drawn the consideration of French researchers just from its revelation.