Beng Mealea, or the Temple of Doom, is about a 40 minute drive from Siem Reap so probably too far for a tuk tuk but it's well worth it when you get there. Like everywhere we went in Cambodia it was al...
Magnificent, overgrown ruins made accessible by some well maintained walkways
I loved Beng Melea and thought it was every bit as impressive as it’s more famous counterpart, Ta Prohm, but without the crowds!! The walkways are well maintained so you are not scrabbling over the ru...
We arranged a driver to take us on an overnight trip to Preah Vihear and, to us, it was definitely worth the time and money. We left Siem Reap early in the morning and stopped at Beng Melea for a few...
This visit was worth the driving from Siem Reap. Very nice and not so crowded place, few tourists, this place is still like it was found. Very interesting place with some signs not to move away from t...
Away from the mysterious ancient temples in the downtown area of Siem Reap
If you have traveled around the small circle of Angkor Wat, you may wish to take a day trip outside the circle. The collapse of the column is one of the most worthwhile places in the outer circle. Angkor's package cannot be used. Tickets need to be purchased separately. Although there is no complete preservation of Angkor, it is also a kind of adventure to explore and explore in such ruins. The collapse of the column means the lotus pond. It is a Hindu temple with a moat around it but it has dried up now. The reason why the collapse of the collapsed column was also because many sculptures were stolen, but it did not affect the visitors reputation. When I was playing in the collapsed column, I was like a discoverer of a monument, let me climb and explore here, although it is actually a hand-built plank road specially designed for tourists.
There are many children at the entrance who will ask for sugar or money, and try to refuse to give anything, which has already had a bad influence.
The ruins of the millennium - the collapse of the column, the mysterious beauty in the ruins!
is the most remote relic of the Angkor monuments in Cambodia. In the collapsed columns, the ancient trees and the collapsed temples are almost integrated into one another. They are in the jungle, and the broken walls are like being in a lost mysterious country. It is said that Hayao Miyazakis famous cartoon "The City of the Sky" The prototype is here.
Walking, it seems to have opened an adventure. The intricate roots of the tree are climbing on the broken wall. Moving on, we came to the northeast of the collapsed column, where there is a Tibetan Buddhist scripture wrapped in roots. The roots of the tangled roots grow in the cracks of the stone and cling to the stone walls. There are occasional beautiful threshold reliefs between the broken walls. There is really a beauty that shocks the mind. In the collapse of the column, the traces of time are so obvious, the masonry is dumped, the trees are surrounded, there is no such thing as tragic and strong, and there is no such thing as regret.
Breakout is quite a niche, because people from less distance will come here, so there is more background to shoot big movies!
[What to shoot]:
Place the messy boulder, the roots of the tangled roots, the moist moss... These are the best background elements! Render an original and mysterious atmosphere.
[How to shoot]:
Breakouts are all over the rocks. In order to avoid the messy feeling, you need to choose the angle of shooting. If it is a portrait, you can give up the direct confrontation with the lens, look up and look at the distance, create a atmosphere full of "curious", let yourself better integrate into the big environment.
Beng Mealea is a small Angkor Wat temple, the name means "". The temple is 40 kilometers east of the Angkor monuments. The collapsed column is a Hindu temple, but it has some sculptures that reflect the Buddhist theme.
The material used to build this temple was sandstone, so many buildings have been damaged and it is difficult to recover.
Breakout is a bit far from Angkor, so the general tour group rarely comes here. Now the road is well repaired. It takes an hour and a half to get a car, and the TukTuk is slower. The feeling of the collapse of the column is more of a ruined wall and ruins.
In the scenic area of the collapsed jungle, the jungle covers the sky, the roots of the tree are stretched everywhere, densely packed, weeds are overgrown, and the temple collapses seriously. Everything is exactly like the explorer found it, it is gloomy and mysterious. The building was damaged and not repaired. I couldnt imagine the way it was built. The history of the temple was unknown. It was a huge mystery left to the descendants. The window of the collapsed column was beautiful, the light and shadow were mottled, the desolation and the charm The beauty, the few tourists, only a few sporadic, shuttle between the jungle and the ruins of the ancient temple, more like an adventure. The collapse of the temple, the ancient temple and the old tree entangled and killed, reminiscent of the scene in the movie "Tomb Raider", but more shocking, but also more sigh.
Traffic: The collapsed column belongs to the outer circle of Angkor, about 40 kilometers east of Angkor Thom, farther than the Queen's Palace. It usually requires a chartered car (car, or tug) to go to
ticket: no Within the three-day ticket of Angkor Wat, the visit will cost an additional 5.
Note: As there is no repair, the collapse of the column is like a labyrinth. In many places, if there is no guide guide, visitors will stroll through the clouds.
Dining: There is a restaurant to eat across the road from the collapsed scenic spot. It seems to be simple, but the consumption is not low. The fruit is Shake2, and the fried noodles are 5 dollars.
Beng Mealea is a mysterious, hidden temple in the Angkor heritage complex, its name means “Lotus Pond”. On the dirt road in front of Beng Mealea, there is a multi-headed snake statue, and the river flower pond next to it has dried up. Beng Mealea's size and design style is similar to that of Angkor Wat. Today, there are only broken pillars, collapsed walls and ruins in the temple, leaving traces of war and earthquake. Surrounded by jungle, it appears to be in a state of even flux. Many well-known movies and TV series such as Tomb Raider have been filmed here.